IBM has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to deliver a broad range of its software catalogue as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on AWS.
This first-of-its-kind collaboration between IBM and AWS will enable clients with rapid and easy access to IBM Softwar. It covers automation, data, security, AI, and sustainability capabilities.
The two companies are also committing to a wide range of joint investments. It makes it easier for clients to use IBM Software on AWS, such as integrated go-to-market activities across sales and marketing, developer enablement, channel incentives and training, and solution development for key verticals and industries like Oil and Gas, Travel and Transportation, and others.
“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. 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,”Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president, IBM Software
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 will 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 workflows.
This partnership highlights IBM, Red Hat, and AWS‘s value in providing flexibility and unlocking higher commercial value for customers across industries.