IBM to acquire BoxBoat Technologies

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IBM plans to acquire BoxBoat Technologies, a well-known DevOps consulting firm and Kubernetes-certified enterprise service provider. BoxBoat will join IBM Global Business Services’ Hybrid Cloud Services business, which is constantly growing. BoxBoat provides a wide range of services, including customized Kubernetes and Enterprise Container Platform adoption strategies, application containerization, and DevSecOp training and facilitation.


IBM has announced that it has plans to acquire BoxBoat Technologies, a leading DevOps consulting and Kubernetes certified enterprise service provider. BoxBoat will expand IBM’s container strategy and implementation services offering to enhance IBM’s hybrid cloud vision and drive Red Hat OpenShift adoption across the globe.

Our clients require a cloud architecture that allows them to operate across a traditional IT environment, private cloud, and public clouds. That’s at the heart of our hybrid cloud approach. No cloud modernization project can succeed without a containerization strategy, and BoxBoat is at the forefront of container services innovation.

John Granger, senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud Services at IBM

BoxBoat, based in Bethesda, Maryland, was founded in 2016 to assist clients in establishing containers and Kubernetes as fundamental enablers for cloud solutions. It has a proven track record of executing difficult cloud consulting projects, including advising several Fortune 100 and government customers on industry best practices, updating current DevOps systems, and containerizing mission-critical workloads. 

We founded BoxBoat on the idea that containers and DevOps would become an industry standard with the potential to transform enterprise IT with lightning-fast application deployment workflows. Joining IBM will allow us to realize a shared vision of helping clients innovate by successfully deploying container-based applications on-premise and to the cloud.

Tim Hohman, CEO and Co-Founder of BoxBoat

BoxBoat will join IBM Global Business Services’ fast-growing Hybrid Cloud Services business, allowing IBM to address better client demand for container strategy and the essential people and process components of the cloud transformation journey. 

BoxBoat offers a comprehensive set of services, including tailored Kubernetes and Enterprise Container Platform adoption plans, application containerization, DevSecOps, training, and enablement. BoxBoat advises businesses on the best tooling, business strategy, workflows, and processes for achieving DevOps objectives. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform are among the company’s partners. BoxBoat was also the first GitLab Professional Services Partner to get certified.

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