IBM buys yet another firm

IBM logoWe’ve lost count of how many companies IBM has acquired in the last 18 months, but be that as it may, here we go again.

This time it said it will buy Cleversage with the aim of “propelling object storage into the hybrid cloud”.

It’s a privately held company so IBM doesn’t need to say what it paid for it. But it develops object based storage software and appliances.

IBM said the acquisition will strengthen IBM’s position in storage and hybrid cloud, and so the unit will be integrated into its IBM Cloud business unit.

Cleversafe was started in 2004 and has over 350 patents in object based storage letting customers scale to exabytes of storage.

Isn’t this the second acquisition in seven days? Yes, it is.