IBM has acquired the Israeli virtualisation management technology provider CSL International for an undisclosed amount.
The transaction is expected to strengthen the integration and cloud capabilities of IBM's zEnterprise technology by providing simplified setup and management of the virtualisation environment.
Under the deal, CSL International's CSL-Wave software, which allows the clients to monitor and manage their z/VM and Linux on System z environments using a drag and drop interface, will become part of the IBM zEnterprise portfolio by early 2014.
IBM expects the new software will allow it to offer its clients better management and monitoring capabilities for their z/VM and Linux on System z virtualisation environments.
IBM System z general manager Patrick Toole said: "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."
The acquisition follows IBM's plans to improve its entire zEnterprise portfolio, including a new business class mainframe the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12), which is designed for the new analytics, cloud, and mobile computing, as well as new industry applications and enhanced software and operating systems.