IBM expands its software portfolio in AWS marketplace

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IBM has announced that its software portfolio in AWS marketplace is expanding, and is now available in 92 countries. 

The software is currently available in Denmark, France, Germany, United Kingdom and United States. However, the expansion beyond these countries aims to make procurement easier for clients, streamline purchasing and create new efficiencies, while allowing them to use their AWS committed spend for IBM software purchases.

The expansion will provide clients with more access to IBM’s AI and data technologies within a portfolio of 44 listings and 29 SaaS offerings that are available for purchase. These include components of the watsonx AI and data platform, which allow enterprises to build, scale and govern AI workloads. 

For example, is a fit-for-purpose data store built on an open data lakehouse architecture, and is a next generation enterprise studio for AI builders are available in AWS Marketplace, alongside two of IBM’s AI Assistants – watsonx Assistant and watsonx Orchestrate. Watsonx.governance is expected to be available soon.

Other software includes IBM’s flagship database Db2 Cloud Pak for Data as well as a portfolio of automation software including Apptio, Turbonomic and Instana, and the IBM Security and Sustainability software portfolios – all built on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS. 

The company is also launching 15 new IBM Consulting professional services and assets on AWS Marketplace, exclusively designed for AWS. To align with client needs and demand, the offerings focus on data and application modernization, security services and tailored industry-specific solutions – with generative AI capabilities included in select services. 

Matt Yanchyshyn, general manager, AWS Marketplace and partner services, AWS said: “IBM’s global expansion with AWS Marketplace opens up innovation opportunities for our joint customers across the world.

“By leveraging the speed and simplified procurement capabilities of AWS Marketplace, customers can now more easily access IBM’s cutting-edge solutions, enabling them to accelerate their digital transformation and drive innovation at scale. This expanded collaboration between AWS and IBM reflects our shared commitment to empowering customers with the tools and resources they need to succeed in today’s fast-paced environment.”

Nick Otto, head of global strategic partnerships, IBM, said: “By expanding the availability of our software portfolio in AWS Marketplace, organizations around the world will have greater access to a streamlined way to procure many IBM AI and hybrid cloud offerings to help propel their business forward.”