IBM is strengthening its current partnership with Amazon Web Services to allow customers to run even more software on AWS in the future. IBM offers a diverse range of software solutions in a variety of sectors. The AWS Marketplace may be used to deploy more than thirty of these products. IBM is now adding yet another set of software items to the AWS Marketplace.
It would give clients quick and easy access to IBM Software. It includes capabilities in automation, data and AI, security, and sustainability. It is based on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) and operates cloud-natively on AWS.
The two companies are also committing to a wide range of joint investments to make it easier for clients to use IBM Software on AWS, such as integrated go-to-market activities across sales and marketing, channel incentives, developer enablement and training, and solution development for key verticals and industries like Oil and Gas, Travel and Transportation, and others.
As part of the enhanced strategic partnership, organizations will be able to operate a broad range of IBM Software portfolio as cloud-native services on AWS in the future, allowing them to swiftly get up and running and generate business value.
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 are among the products available now, with more to come later this year.
Clients will be able to purchase IBM SaaS products through the AWS Marketplace, then set up and integrate with AWS services, allowing them to get up and running with just a few clicks and without having to build, update, or manage any infrastructure. IBM SaaS solutions on AWS would deliver 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 processes.
For example, a manufacturer can use IBM Maximo Application Suite as-a-Service to take a flexible, demand-based approach to AI-driven asset management to help them monitor and maintain equipment more efficiently, or predict potential mechanical failures so they can be fixed before they cause downtime. They can free up cash for research, development, tooling, and manufacturing by using a scalable consumption model for these applications, and they can quickly extend their usage over time depending on changing market trends and production demands.
“As hybrid cloud continues to become the reality for our clients, IBM is ready and willing to meet them with a flexible and cloud-native software portfolio wherever they are in the cloud or in data centers,” said Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President at IBM Software. “By deepening our collaboration with AWS, we’re taking another major step in giving organizations the ability to choose the hybrid cloud model that works best for their own needs and workloads, freeing them up to instead focus on solving their most pressing business challenges.”
AWS Certifications and Competencies
IBM Consulting and IBM Security Services can also help customers create and implement contemporary, secure, and intelligent processes with IBM Software on AWS, thanks to their over 10,000 AWS certifications and 13 AWS competencies.
These SaaS applications join IBM’s vast portfolio of more than 30 software products now available for manual deployment in AWS Marketplace, as well as the opportunity to Bring Your Own License (BYOL) for users who already have their own license and want to install the software faster. This would provide organizations with a broad range of alternatives for developing and running software that best matches their specific requirements.
“Our collaboration with IBM allows joint customers to accelerate their modernization to the cloud and consume IBM services in a cloud native manner on AWS,” said Matt Garman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AWS. “Through our multiyear agreement, AWS will work with IBM to offer a broad array of IBM Software as SaaS on AWS. In addition, we’ll be working together on stronger joint marketing and co-selling programs for customers.”