As part of IBM’s plan to build the industry’s most comprehensive AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) capabilities for hybrid cloud, the company has been harnessing AIOps-aligned companies and services such as the recent acquisition of Instana for application performance monitoring (APM) and observability, and the launch of IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps to automate IT Operations using AI.
By acquiring Turbonomic, IBM is now positioned to become the only company that will be able to provide customers with AI-powered automation capabilities that span from AIOps to application and infrastructure observability – all built on Red Hat OpenShift to run across any hybrid cloud environment.
“We believe that AI-powered automation has become inevitable, helping to make all information-centric jobs more productive. That’s why IBM continues to invest in providing our customers with a one-stop shop of AI-powered automation capabilities that spans business processes and IT. The addition of Turbonomic now takes our portfolio another major step forward by ensuring customers will have full visibility into what is going on throughout their hybrid cloud infrastructure, and across their entire enterprise,” said Dinesh Nirmal, General Manager, IBM Automation.
“Businesses are looking for AI-driven software to help them manage the scale and complexity challenges of running applications cross-cloud. Turbonomic not only prescribes actions, but allows customers to take them. The combination of IBM and Turbonomic will continuously assure target application response times even during peak demand,” said Ben Nye, Chief Executive Officer of Turbonomic.
Upon close of the acquisition, IBM plans to integrate Turbonomic’s ARM software with the APM and real-time observability capabilities of Instana and the ITOps capabilities of IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps to drive optimization across development, test and production environments for customers.