IBM has announced that it has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with AWS this week. The company will deliver a gamut of its software solutions as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on AWS. This agreement is the first of its kind between the two parties and will offer customers easy and swift access to the IBM software.
Currently, IBM’s software offers data, automation, security, sustainability, and AI capabilities. It is primarily developed on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS and runs cloud-native on AWS.
More about IBM’s collaboration with AWS
Both the companies are likely to forge deeper relationships by committing to a wide spectrum of joint investments which will make it easier for customers to access IBM on AWS. This also includes integrated go-to-market activities across channel incentives, sales and marketing, training, and developer enablement. In addition, solution development for different core verticals including travel, transportation, oil and gas is also included.
In the current scenario, organizations are seeking industry-leading solutions and services which enable them to be flexible, nimble, and scale. The need for such solutions has further increased as demand to run software in hybrid and on-premise environments continues to move on an upward trajectory.
In the future, companies are likely to run a plethora of IBM software as cloud-native services on AWS. This will allow them to establish themselves rapidly to provide business value. Some of these software solutions include Instana APM, IBM Security ReaQta, IBM Security Verify, IBM API Connect, IBM Observability, IBM Watson Orchestrate, IBM Security Trusteer, and more.
How will the agreement help clients?
Following the agreement, users will have access to IBM SaaS products in AWS Marketplace. They can then set up and integrate the same with AWS services, enabling them to get started in just a few clicks, without having to manage or deploy any infrastructure. IBM software and services are developed to offer high availability and scalability to fulfill the evolving throughput requirements. They are also designed to provide a native AWS experience with integration of AWS services and support for API, Terraform templates, and CloudFormation to allow end-to-end workflow automations.
In addition, with 13 AWS competencies and 10,000 AWS certifications, IBM Security Services and IBM Consulting can help customers design and use safe and secure intelligent workflows with IBM software on AWS. Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President, IBM Software said that by forging stronger relationships with AWS, the company is taking strides if offering companies the flexibility to choose hybrid cloud models that are ideal for their workloads and business requirements.
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