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Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Companies |

IBM buys SoftLayer to compete with Amazon in cloud

IBM buys SoftLayer to compete with Amazon in cloud

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announced the purchase of SoftLayer, a service company in the cloud, with the idea of ​​creating a new division for customers interested in such services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

has 25,000 customers, mostly small and medium enterprises, providing infrastructure for webs. IBM this company merged with other existing offers to create Cloud Services, providing a global platform.

The company said it expects to earn USD $ 7,000 million annual cloud by 2015, and hopes to close the deal with SoftLayer for the third quarter.

Link: IBM to buy website hosting service SoftLayer (Reuters)

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