IBM has entered in an agreement to acquire cloud professional and managed services company Taos. According to the company, this will help advance its migration and cloud transformation efforts. 

“Taos adds the deep expertise, public cloud partnerships and innovative solutions needed to drive growth and adoption of IBM’s hybrid cloud platform throughout the Americas,” said John Granger, senior vice president of Cloud Application Innovation and Chief Operating Officer for IBM Global Business Services. “The platform gives enterprises the freedom to choose from multiple providers to best meet their business and IT needs, and we are committed to helping our clients successfully navigate their open hybrid cloud journeys with those providers.”

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Taos comes with 30 years of experience across technology, financial services, healthcare, retail, transportation and education industries. In addition, it has formed strong partnerships with AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure that have resulted in data center migration, platform engineering and hybrid cloud managed services. 

“Our laser-like focus on helping clients migrate to the cloud, modernize multi-cloud platforms, and manage hybrid cloud environments over the past several years is a natural fit with IBM Global Business Services,” said Hamilton Yu, CEO of Taos. “Our team brings over 300 certifications with leading public clouds to serve clients throughout North America, and we’re thrilled to join forces with IBM and tap into its global delivery capabilities.”