A leading cloud MSP, Taos, is being acquired by IBM for an undisclosed amount, which will advance the latter’s cloud migration and transformation capabilities. The acquisition is a part of IBM’s hybrid cloud platform growth strategy.
Taos is one of the largest multi-cloud consulting and managed service firms in North America. The company has served the leading brands across technology, financial services, healthcare, retail, education, and transportation. Taos is also positioned on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services.
“Taos adds the deep expertise, public cloud partnerships and innovative solutions needed to drive growth and adoption of IBM's hybrid cloud platform throughout the Americas,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President, Cloud Application Innovation and Chief Operating Officer, IBM Global Business Services.
The acquisition's financial terms were not disclosed, but the transaction related to the deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.
“Our laser-like focus on helping clients migrate to the cloud, modernize multi-cloud platforms, and manage hybrid cloud environments over the past several years is a natural fit with IBM Global Business Services,” said Hamilton Yu, CEO of Taos. “Our team brings over 300 certifications with leading public clouds to serve clients throughout North America, and we're thrilled to join forces with IBM and tap into its global delivery capabilities.”