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IBM Seeks to Expand Hybrid Cloud Services Through Gravitant Acquisition; Martin Jetter, Don Rippert Comment

cloud securityIBM (NYSE: IBM) has purchased cloud brokerage software developer Gravitant for an undisclosed sum in a push to help clients buy and manage information technology services across public and private cloud environments.

IBM said Tuesday it will incorporate Gravitant’s cloud-based software platform into its global technology services unit and integrate the technology offering with IBM’s software-as-a-service applications.

Gravitant “will be a key component as we broaden our hybrid cloud services, ” said Martin Jetter, senior vice president of global technology services at IBM.

Don Rippert, general manager of cloud strategy at IBM, told Forbes that Gravitant’s software platform works to enable users to use and manage cloud services from multiple vendors through a single screen or console.

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