IBM signs strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services to deliver IBM Software as a Service on AWS

IBM signs strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services to deliver IBM Software as a Service on AWS

– With IBM software available as a service on the IBM Cloud, this first-of-its-kind agreement between IBM and AWS will give customers access to IBM software that runs in the cloud on AWS.

May 11, 2022

ARMONK, New York, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) with plans to offer a wide range of its software as software. -a-Service (SaaS) on AWS.

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Based on IBM software being available as a service (aaS) on the IBM Cloud, this first-of-its-kind agreement between IBM and AWS will give customers quick and easy access to IBM software that spans automation, data, and artificial intelligence. security and sustainability, built on the Red Hat OpenShift Service on AMS (ROSA)and runs in the cloud on AWS. The two companies are also committed to making a wide range of joint investments to make it easier for customers to use IBM software on AWS, including integrated go-to-market efforts in sales and marketing, channel promotions, developer support and training, and solution development. for key verticals and industries such as oil and gas, travel and transport, and others.

Organizations today are looking for industry-leading services and solutions that enable them to be nimble, flexible, and constantly scalable. This need is exacerbated as demand grows to run software both on-premises and in hybrid cloud environments so they can scale globally with high availability.

Going forward, organizations will be able to run a wide range of IBM software catalog as cloud services on AWS so they can get up and running quickly and add value to their business. This includes IBM API Connect, IBM Db2, IBM Observability by Instana APM, IBM Maximo Application Suite, IBM Security ReaQta, IBM Security Trusteer, IBM Security Verify, and IBM Watson Orchestrate, with more coming later this year.

Customers can purchase IBM SaaS products from the AWS Marketplace and then configure and integrate them with AWS services, allowing them to get started with just a few clicks without deploying, upgrading, or managing any infrastructure. Designed for high availability and flexible on-demand scaling to meet unpredictable bandwidth needs, IBM SaaS products on AWS will offer a native AWS experience with deep integration of AWS services by default and support for API patterns, CloudFormation, and Terraform to enable automation. end-to-end workflows.

For example, using IBM Maximo Application Suite as a Service, a manufacturer will be able to use an agile, demand-driven, AI-driven asset management approach to help them more effectively monitor and maintain equipment or predict potential mechanical failures to fix them before they interfere. . By taking advantage of a scalable consumption model for these applications, they can free up capital for innovation, prototyping, tooling and manufacturing, and easily expand their usage over time based on changing market trends and production needs.

In addition, with over 10,000 AWS certifications and 13 AWS competencies, IBM Consulting and IBM Security Services can help customers build and deploy modern, secure, and smarter workflows with IBM software on AWS.

The availability of these SaaS products complements IBM’s extensive portfolio of over 30 software products that can currently be manually deployed on the AWS Marketplace, as well as Bring Your Own License (BYOL) for users who already have their own license so they can deploy faster software. . Together, this gives organizations a complete set of options to build and run software in a way that best suits their unique business needs.

“As hybrid cloud continues to become a reality for our customers, IBM is ready to serve them with a flexible cloud software portfolio, whether they’re in the cloud or in the data center,” he said. Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president of software, IBM. “By deepening our collaboration with AWS, we are taking another important step by empowering organizations to choose the hybrid cloud model that best suits their own needs and workloads, freeing them up to instead focus on solving their most pressing business needs. tasks. “

“Our partnership with IBM allows joint customers to accelerate their journey to the cloud and use IBM services in the cloud on AWS,” he said. Matt Garman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AWS. “Through our multi-year agreement, AWS will work with IBM to offer a wide range of IBM software as SaaS on AWS. In addition, we will work together on more effective joint marketing and joint sales programs for clients.”

“Companies like ours are looking to accelerate time to value and get to work quickly. As a cloud-first AWS organization, we have become a digital innovator who uses technology to better serve our customers,” said Guilherme Jimenez, CTO of Banco Inter. “The availability of IBM SaaS offerings on AWS will allow companies like ours to focus on delivering value to our customers without having to worry about IT infrastructure management, which will help us innovate faster.”

This collaboration highlights the value of IBM, Red Hat and AWS in delivering agility and unlocking greater business value for customers across industries. With today’s news, AWS now has over 100 dedicated resources across IBM Consulting, IBM Software, and Red Hat focused on business development, technical support, and marketing.

Today’s news further expands the existing support for IBM software on premises and as SaaS in IBM Cloud environments.

Customers who purchase IBM SaaS software from the AWS Marketplace are also eligible to use funds towards their commitment to the AWS Enterprise Rebate Program. For more information, visit: https://www.ibm.com/strategic-partnerships and https://www.ibm.com/software.

Statements of IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.

Media contacts:

Fay Abloser
IBM Communications
abloeser@us.ibm.com

SOURCE IBM

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