IBM Software Will Be Available on AWS as SaaS

By Laura Stotler, TMCnet Contributing Editor  |  May 23, 2022

IBM (News - Alert) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed up to offer solutions from IBM's software catalog as software-as-a-service (SaaS (News - Alert)) on AWS. The companies have signed a strategic collaboration agreement that builds on IBM's offerings on IBM Cloud and makes them available on the AWS platform.

The agreement ensures that AWS customers will have easy access to IBM solutions, including automation, data, AI, security and sustainability solutions. The software is built on Red Hat (News - Alert) OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) and also runs cloud-native on AWS. Offerings that will be available as cloud-native services include IBM API Connect, IBM Db2, IBM Observability by Instana APM (News - Alert), IBM Maximo Application Suite, IBM Security ReaQta, IBM Security Trusteer, IBM Security Verify and IBM Watson Orchestrate.

Solutions will be available through the AWS Marketplace and will then be set up and integrated with AWS services. All offerings provide high availability and scalability on demand as well as support for API, CloudFormation and Terraform templates for automating end-to-end workflows.

"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, 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."

The companies also announced they will work together on a range of joint investments to make it easier for customers to use IBM Software on AWS. Planned initiatives include integrated go-to-market activities across sales and marketing, solution development for key vertical markets, developer enablement and training and channel incentives.

"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.

Edited by Erik Linask
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