IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. With hundreds of thousands of employees globally, IBM is the largest technology employer in the world. IBM offers a wide range of technology services including consulting, hardware, software, analytics, systems management, and cloud computing. IBM’s June 2013 acquisition of SoftLayer provided a strong entry point as an infrastructure as a service provider. IBM cloud also offers the Bluemix platform as a service and private/hybrid cloud.