IBM introduced another cloud infrastructure move Tuesday with the intent to buy out Israeli-based virtualization vendor and zEnterprise System tech provider CSL International.

CSL International’s flagship offering is CSL-WAVE, software for managing z/VM and Linux on System z virtual server environments. Version 3.2 was recently released, including updates for more bare-metal installation support and expanded integration and virtual-to-real memory ratio drill-down views.

IBM System z Business Line Executive Greg Lotko said that the shipped capacity for Linux on System z in the first quarter of 2013 was nearly double the previous year’s numbers. With this proposed acquisition, Lotko said in a release on the deal that the intent is to bring increased ease for IBM cloud virtualization clients.

The small, privately held specialty vendor was founded in 2004 and is based in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. 

Financial terms of the proposed deal were not disclosed, though IBM anticipates it will close in the third quarter of this year.

IBM, typically a leader in enterprise software and hardware acquisitions, has been particularly focused on the cloud computing segment of late. Last month, IBM outlined a program to sell cloud deployments directly to executives and announced a plan to buy cloud infrastructure provider SoftLayer.

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