IBM signs strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services to deliver IBM Software as-a-Service on AWS

Building on the fact that IBM Software is available as a service on IBM Cloud, this first-of-its-kind agreement between IBM and AWS will provide customers with access to IBM Software that runs cloud-natively on AWS

ARMONK, NY, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), with the intention of offering a broad range of its software catalog as software as service (SaaS) on AWS.

Building on the availability of IBM software as a service (aaS) on the IBM Cloud, this first-of-its-kind agreement between IBM and AWS will provide customers with quick and easy access to IBM software that spans automation, data, and AI, security and durability capabilities, is based on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), and runs natively in the cloud on AWS. The two companies are also engaging in a wide range of joint investments to make it easier for customers to use IBM software on AWS, including go-to-market activities integrated into sales and marketing, channel incentives , developer enablement and training, and solution development. for vertical markets and key industries such as oil and gas, travel and transportation, etc.

Today, organizations are looking for cutting-edge services and solutions that allow them to be agile, flexible and continuously scalable. This need has grown even greater as demand grows to run software both on-premises and in hybrid cloud environments so it can scale globally with high availability.

Going forward, organizations will be able to run a wide range of IBM’s software catalog as cloud-native services on AWS so they can get up and running quickly and deliver business value. This includes 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 follow later this year.

Customers will be able to source IBM SaaS products from AWS Marketplace, then configure and integrate AWS services, allowing them to get started in a few clicks, without deploying, updating or managing infrastructure. IBM SaaS products on AWS are designed to provide high availability and elastic scaling on demand to meet unpredictable throughput needs and will deliver a native AWS experience with deep integration of out-of-the-box AWS services and support for API, CloudFormation, and Terraform templates to enable end-to-end workflow automation.

For example, by using IBM Maximo Application Suite as a service, a manufacturer will be able to take a flexible, demand-driven approach to AI-based asset management to help them monitor and maintain equipment more efficiently. , or to predict potential mechanical failures to correct them before they create interruptions. By leveraging a scalable consumption model for these applications, they can free up capital for innovation, prototyping, tooling and production – and easily expand their use over time as the needs change. market trends and production demands.

Plus, with more than 10,000 AWS Certifications and 13 AWS Competencies, IBM Consulting and IBM Security Services can help customers 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 on AWS Marketplace and the ability to bring your own license (BYOL) for users who already have their own license to so they can deploy the software faster. . Together, this gives organizations a comprehensive set of options to build and run software in the way that best meets their unique business needs.

“As the hybrid cloud continues to become reality for our customers, IBM is ready and willing to meet them with a portfolio of flexible, cloud-native software, 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 are taking another major step by giving organizations the ability to choose the hybrid cloud model that best suits their own needs and workloads, freeing them to focus on solving their most pressing business challenges. “

“Our collaboration with IBM enables joint customers to accelerate their cloud modernization and consume IBM services cloud-natively on AWS,” 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 broad range of IBM software as SaaS on AWS. Also, we will work together on stronger joint marketing and co-selling programs for customers.

“Companies like ours are looking for faster return on investment and quick time to service. Becoming a cloud-focused AWS organization has set us on a path to be a digital innovator, using technology to better serve our customers,” said Guilherme Ximene, Chief Technology Officer at Banco Inter. “The availability of IBM SaaS offerings on AWS will allow companies like ours to focus on creating value for our customers without worrying about managing IT infrastructure, which will help us innovate faster.”

This collaboration underscores the value of IBM, Red Hat and AWS in delivering flexibility and unlocking greater business value for customers in all industries. With today’s news, AWS now has over 100 dedicated resources across IBM Consulting, IBM Software, and Red Hat, focused on business development, technical support, and marketing.

Today’s news further extends existing support for IBM software on-premises and as SaaS in IBM Cloud environments.

Customers who purchase IBM SaaS software from AWS Marketplace will also be eligible to receive their AWS Enterprise Discount Program commitments. For more information, please visit: and

Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intentions are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.

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