IBM sharpens its hybrid cloud_ AI focus with Instana buy

IBM has announced a definitive contract to gain Instana_ an application accomplishment advisering firm. Financial details were not disclosed.

Once the acquisition closes_ Instanas technology will be incorporated into IBMs mixed cloud and artificial intelligence portfolios – two markets IBM leadership has targeted for high growth in the coming years. To that end_ IBM recently said it would spin off the $19 billion Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division to help the company centre on mixed cloud_ AI and quantum computing.