IBM has completed its acquisition of Blade.
BLADE specializes in software and devices that route data and transactions to and from servers; they provide blade server and top-of-rack switches as well as software to virtualize and manage cloud computing and other workloads. Customers include more than half of the companies on the Fortune 500 list across 26 industry verticals, including automotive, telecom services, education, government, healthcare, defense and finance. IBM and BLADE have worked together since 2002, resulting in thousands of joint clients. In fact, over 50 percent of IBM System x BladeCenters currently attach to or use BLADE products.
The BLADE acquisition builds on IBM's industry leading capabilities and technologies. With BLADE, IBM can continue to drive innovation at the systems networking level.