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IBM announced the acquisition today BoxBoat technologies, a Bethesda, Maryland-based enterprise DevOps consulting and Kubernetes service provider. The move, which comes the same week that former Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst stepped down as president of IBM, will expand IBM’s container and data portfolio to advance the company’s hybrid cloud practices, IBM said SVP John Granger in a statement.
“Our customers need a cloud architecture that enables them to work in a traditional IT environment, a private cloud and a public cloud. It’s at the heart of our hybrid cloud approach, ”said Granger. “No cloud modernization project can be successful without a containerization strategy, and BoxBoat is at the forefront of container service innovation.”
BoxBoat was founded in 2016 and helps customers set up containers and Kubernetes – an orchestration system for app delivery – as …