IBM and Amazon Web Services have entered into a deal under which Big Blue will offer a wide range of its software catalog based on AWS software as a service (SaaS).
The Strategic Collaboration Agreement will give customers “quick and easy” access to IBM software created through IBM’s Red Hat OpenShift service on AWS (ROSA).
Vendors say they will now carry out integrated marketing and marketing activities, with incentives for channels, activating developers and training and developing solutions.
“As the hybrid cloud continues to become a reality for our customers, IBM is ready and willing to welcome them with a flexible and cloud software portfolio, wherever they are in the cloud or in data centers,” said a senior vice president of IBM Software. Tom Rosamilia.
By deepening our collaboration with AWS, we are taking another important step to give organizations the opportunity to choose a hybrid cloud model that works best for their own needs and workloads, freeing them to focus on addressing your most pressing business challenges. “
This move is based on the fact that IBM software is available as a service (aaS) in IBM Cloud.
Some of the tools that will become AWS cloud services include IBM API Connect, IBM Db2, IBM Observability from Instana APM, IBM Maximo Application Suite, IBM Security ReaQta, IBM Security Trusteer, IBM Security Verify and IBM Watson Orchestrate, with others following later in the year.
IBM Consulting and IBM Security Services will also be available to help customers build and deploy workflows with more than 10,000 AWS certifications and 13 AWS competencies.
“Our collaboration with IBM allows joint customers to accelerate their cloud upgrades and use IBM’s cloud services at AWS,” 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 such as AWS’s SaaS.
“In addition, we will work together on stronger joint marketing and joint sales programs for customers.”