IBM buys Blade Network Technologies

Summary:IBM said it has acquired Blade Network Technologies, which will boost the company's workload optimized systems datacenter strategy.

IBM on Monday said it has acquired Blade Network Technologies, which makes blade server and rack switches along with the software that goes with them.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

IBM said that it will add Blade’s technology to its systems. Blade and IBM are already partners. More than half of IBM's System x BladeCenters attach or use Blade technology. Blade's technology will also play into IBM's penchant for workload optimized systems.


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