Acquisition of Mainframe Virtualization Vendor By IBM is Finalized

IBM says it has completed the acquisition of CSL International, a provider of virtualization management technology for IBM’s zEnterprise System. CSL International was a privately held company headquartered in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition enhances the cloud capabilities of IBM zEnterprise technology by offering simplified set-up and management of the virtualization environment. CSL International’s CSL-Wave software enables clients to monitor and manage their z/VM and Linux on System z environments using a drag-and-drop interface. The software will become part of the IBM zEnterprise portfolio in early 2014.

“With CSL-WAVE software in our portfolio, it will be easier for new and existing clients to set up and manage clouds on the mainframe, enabling them to provide enhanced services and support around big data, analytics and mobile to their customers," said Patrick Toole, general manager of IBM System z. 

For more information, visit the IBM website.