IBM to Purchase Cloud Managed Services Provider Nordcloud

IBM said it will acquire Nordcloud, a Helsinki-based company that focuses on cloud integration in Europe. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but IBM said the purchase advances its cloud migration services and tools.

Nordcloud is triple certified in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

For IBM, Nordcloud will help it with EU-based cloud deals as well as managed services that will plug into its hybrid cloud efforts, which are led by Red Hat.

The purchase comes as IBM is positioning itself to become primarily a hybrid cloud software provider, saying it plans to separate its technology services unit.