MuleSoft and IBM have announced a global relationship to help accelerate flexibility across public and private clouds. MuleSoft will extend its Anypoint Runtime Fabric, a container service for multi-cloud and hybrid deployments, to run on Red Hat OpenShift.
Together, the two companies will deliver increased integrations and solutions around the IBM Z product family to support financial services and other mutual customers. In addition, IBM plans to significantly expand its overall investment in integration software and industry expertise, including increasing the number of MuleSoft-certified professionals in its consulting services organisation.
With the latest State of Salesforce report from IBM and Oxford Economics revealing that nearly 30 percent of innovation activities and ecosystem, workforce, and customer engagement will be virtualised by 2023, IBM and MuleSoft plan to make it easier to securely connect, compose, and automate business processes and modernise applications at scale.
Meir Amiel, chief product officer at MuleSoft, said: “The move to digitalisation has accelerated, requiring companies to evolve and adapt to increasing customer needs and new technologies. With Anypoint Runtime Fabric, IT can be agile and flexible when change happens by easily deploying in any environment. MuleSoft is pleased to collaborate with IBM to help our joint customers securely integrate, automate, and manage their workflows across environments to respond to the needs of the market.”
Bob Lord, senior vice president at IBM Worldwide Ecosystems, added: “As companies modernise their hybrid cloud strategy, they need the flexibility to run and manage their most critical workloads in any cloud environment or on premise. With this relationship and Red Hat OpenShift technologies, we’re further helping customers accelerate and automate their integrations with core systems, which can lead to faster development of hybrid cloud applications.”