International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) partnered with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to provide enterprise software like IBM cloud and Microsoft Azure.
Cloud computing – a growing segment
Cloud computing will continue to remain as a growing sector as most enterprises are now looking for hybrid cloud computing infrastructure to support their productivity and performance. So, the relationship between the companies will provide a wide range of solutions for the clients, partners and developers to create new business opportunities.
In addition, cloud will help in reducing the cost of operations of enterprises as it provides the optimal solution in a secure and cloud-embedded environment.
The extended relationship
Both Microsoft and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) extended the services to the next level where it will integrate multiple tools and offer a wide range of solutions to clients.
The clients will benefit from IBM’s enterprise-driven middleware software portfolio. It includes WebSphere Liberty, WebSphere MQ, and DB2 database, which will now be available on Microsoft Azure. At the same time, IBM Cloud will support Windows Server and SQL Server and also deliver Microsoft’s .NET runtimes in IBM’s Bluemix cloud development platform.
In addition, IBM will expand its software program that will run through Windows Server and Hyper-V to support hybrid cloud and also plans to avail the IBM Pure Application Service in Microsoft Azure.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s Senior Vice President, Software and Cloud Solutions Group, Robert LeBlanc satisfied with the association as it will create new opportunities for the company to drive innovation in hybrid cloud for the enterprise customers. He also said that the clients will get greater choice of tools as per their requirement in cloud services.
Even, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Scott Guthrie said that Microsoft will also benefit from the agreement as it will help its enterprise customers to access cloud computing across its platforms. He also mentioned that it will enhance the enterprise performance by taking the advantage of IBM’s cloud and Microsoft Azure.