– Building on the availability of IBM software as a service on IBM Cloud, this unique agreement between IBM and AWS provides customers with access to IBM software running cloud-native on AWS
May 11, 2022
ARMONK, New York, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that it has signed a strategic collaboration agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) with plans to offer a broad spectrum of its software catalog as software-as – a-Service (SaaS) on AWS.
Building on the availability of IBM software as a service (aaS) on the IBM Cloud, this unique agreement between IBM and AWS offers customers quick and easy access to IBM software spanning automation, data and AI. Security and sustainability capabilities, builds on Red Hat OpenShift Service AWS (PINK), and runs cloud-native on AWS. The two companies also commit to a broad range of joint investments to make it easier for customers to use IBM software on AWS, including integrated go-to-market activities in sales and marketing, channel incentives, developer enablement and training, and solution development for key verticals and verticals such as oil and gas, travel and transportation and others.
Businesses today are looking for best-in-class services and solutions that enable them to be nimble, flexible, and continuously scalable. This need has further intensified as the demand grows to run software in both on-premises and hybrid cloud environments so it can scale globally with high availability.
In the future, companies will be able to run a broad spectrum of IBM’s software catalog as cloud-native services on AWS, enabling them to be up and running quickly and achieve business value. These include 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 to come later this year.
Customers can purchase the IBM SaaS products on AWS Marketplace, and then set up and integrate AWS services to get up and running with just a few clicks, without the need to provision, upgrade, or manage infrastructure. IBM SaaS products on AWS are designed to provide high availability and elastic scaling on demand to meet unpredictable throughput demands, and provide a native AWS experience with deep integration of AWS services out of the box and support for API , CloudFormation and Terraform templates to enable automation of end-to-end workflows.
For example, with the IBM Maximo Application Suite as-a-Service, a manufacturer can take a flexible, on-demand approach to AI-driven asset management to monitor and maintain assets more efficiently, or predict potential mechanical failures and fix them before they become disruptions cause. By leveraging a scalable consumption model for these applications, they can free up capital for innovation, prototyping, tooling and production – and easily expand their usage over time based on evolving market trends and production needs.
Additionally, with more than 10,000 AWS certifications and 13 AWS Competencies, IBM Consulting and IBM Security Services can help clients 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 to AWS Marketplace and the ability to bring Bring Your Own License (BYOL) to users who already have their own license they can deploy the software faster. Together, this gives the company a comprehensive range of options to build and run software that best meets the unique needs of your business.
“As hybrid cloud becomes more of a reality for our customers, IBM is ready and willing to serve them with a flexible and cloud-native software portfolio, wherever they are in the cloud or in the data center,” he said Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President, IBM Software. “By deepening our collaboration with AWS, we are taking another important step in giving organizations the ability to choose the hybrid cloud model that best suits their own needs and workloads, and empowering them to to instead focus on solving their most pressing business challenges. “
“Our collaboration with IBM enables mutual customers to accelerate their modernization to the cloud and consume IBM services in a cloud-native manner on AWS,” he said Matt Garman, senior vice president of sales and marketing at AWS. “As part of our multi-year agreement, AWS will work with IBM to offer a wide range of IBM software as SaaS on AWS. Additionally, we will work together on stronger joint marketing and co-selling programs for clients.”
“Companies like ours are striving for faster time-to-value and rapid set-up and start-up. As an AWS cloud-first organization, we have set ourselves on the journey of being a digital innovator, using technology to better serve our customers,” he said Guilherme Ximenes, chief technology officer at Banco Inter. “Having IBM SaaS offerings on AWS will allow companies like ours to focus on delivering value to our customers without worrying about managing IT infrastructure, helping us innovate faster .”
This collaboration underscores the value of IBM, Red Hat and AWS to provide flexibility and unlock greater business value for customers across industries. With today’s news, AWS now has more than 100 dedicated resources across IBM Consulting, IBM Software and Red Hat focused on business development, technical support and marketing.
Today’s news extends existing support for IBM software on-premises and as SaaS in IBM Cloud environments.
Customers who purchase IBM SaaS software on AWS Marketplace are also eligible for their AWS Enterprise Discount Program commitments. For more information, see: https://www.ibm.com/strategic-partnerships and https://www.ibm.com/software.
Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intention are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and intentions only.