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King explained it this way: If you think provisioning, monitoring, managing and maintaining the VMs and other virtualized resources on IBM mainframes can be complex, you'd be entirely correct. Yet, he continued, simplifying those processes across IBM System z solutions and increasing the productivity of mainframe system administrators via its CSL-WAVE solutions have been among CSL's primary goals since the company's founding in 2004. In fact, the company describes itself as a provider of a vast spectrum of services in the System z and Enterprise IT world.
"As a result, CSL should be a perfect fit for IBM, and we consider the acquisition plan good news for both companies and their mutual customers. But the deal should also bolster IBM's ongoing mainframe modernization and simplification efforts," King said.
"Those have certainly played key roles in the ongoing success of System z in traditional enterprise markets. But they are likely to be even more critical as IBM continues to promote zEnterprise and Linux on System z as ideal platforms for demanding cloud computing infrastructures and services."