IBM Partners with Amazon Web Service to Provide Amazon Cloud Computing Application to its Customers

IBM made different types of announcement in terms of Cloud Computing recently. The most interesting one is the partnership with Amazon Web Service. The partnership will provide Software as a Service to IBM Amazon Information Management database servers, IBM Lotus content management, and IBM WebSphere portal and middleware products through Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service. On the other hand, Microsoft is also getting ready for its cloud computing service Windows Azure, that will help developers to develop services and applications that are supported by Microsoft’s data centers.

IBM will be providing free Amazon Machine Images of its software applications for development and test purposes, so that software developers can develop applications quickly based on IBM software within Amazon EC2.

“Existing IBM customers can use the licenses they’ve already bought while still taking advantage of the elastic nature of AWS to handle spikes and peaks. These licenses retain their value and can be used to handle steady state processing needs, with more licenses available (on an hourly basis) in the cloud for peak times. This clean and innovative new model should clear up some of the uncertainty which can cause potential users to think twice before jumping in to cloud computing. “ said Amazon.

Source: TechcrunchIT

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