IBM Closes CSL International Acquisition for zEnterprise Acceleration
IBM announced the closing of its acquisition of CSL International, which will boost the cloud capabilities of IBM’s zEnterprise mainframe systems.IBM announced it has completed the acquisition of CSL International, a provider of virtualization management technology for IBM's zEnterprise System. IBM initially announced plans to acquire CSL in July, with a definitive agreement to buy the company based in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. A strategic investment in the System z portfolio, the acquisition deepens the system's consolidation and cloud capabilities by offering simplified management of the virtualization environment. CSL International's CSL-WAVE software enables companies to monitor and manage their z/VM and Linux on System z environments by employing an easy-to-use interface. The software provides drag-and-drop simplicity to instantly create, discover, visualize and connect virtual servers to resources allowing clients to free up more skilled staff to address other business challenges. The software will become part of the IBM zEnterprise portfolio in early 2014. "Around the world, companies of all sizes rely on IBM zEnterprise Systems for their efficiency, reliability and security," Patrick Toole, general manager of IBM System z, said in a statement. "With CSL-WAVE software in our portfolio, it will be easier for new and existing clients to set up and manage clouds on the mainframe, enabling them to provide enhanced services and support around big data, analytics and mobile to their customers."
The zEnterprise System enables enterprises to host the workloads of thousands of commodity servers on a single system for simplification, improved security and cost reduction. The combination of IBM and CSL International technologies will allow customers to manage all aspects of z/VM and Linux on System z virtualization, including CPU, memory, storage and network resources.