IBM acquires Rembo Technology to enhance virtualization offering

Quoting from the IBM official announcement:

IBM today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Rembo Technology, a privately held software company based in Geneva, Switzerland. Financial details were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2006.

Rembo is a leading provider of software that helps organizations automatically install or upgrade operating systems on thousands of servers, laptops and desktop computers simultaneously, which eliminates the need for IT specialists to spend days or weeks installing software manually on each physical or virtualized computer.

Rembo will also extend IBM’s virtualization capabilities, covering software, hardware and services. Virtualization helps make it simpler and less expensive for companies to integrate and improve the performance of hardware, software, storage and networks in open and heterogeneous environments. It enables governments, banks, retailers and other organizations to view and manage many virtual IT resources as one, and dynamically change them as needed.

Rich Lechner, vice president, virtualization, IBM, said, “Adding Rembo to the IBM Virtualization Engine portfolio will help improve the economics of a virtualized infrastructure. Rembo’s automated management tools will further enhance IBM solutions and enable clients to reduce management costs, increase resiliency and enhance security in heterogeneous, distributed environments.”…