IBM® and Microsoft—the 2 largest international IT corporations—are working collectively.
Whereas many might even see IBM and Microsoft as rivals, we’re significantly better companions bringing one of the best of each corporations collectively to speed up affect and affect at scale. We offer present and new shoppers the distinctive alternative to make the most of the mixed worth from our know-how, cloud, and consulting providers alongside our ecosystem of companions to satisfy ever-evolving enterprise wants.
We’ve a confirmed observe file of delivering significant innovation and trade firsts by way of the mixture of our aligned know-how portfolios and consulting providers. We boast a strong associate community of hybrid multicloud, AI and safety professionals and groups which are vertical sensible and multicloud adept.
Firms can have interaction one among IBM and Microsoft’s distinguished roster of high worldwide international programs integrator (GSI) companions, resembling IBM Consulting™. With IBM Consulting and know-how, Microsoft Cloud, and Azure Pink Hat® OpenShift® (ARO), corporations can simplify utility modernization and velocity cloud adoption with flexibility and safety. In consequence, corporations can break down silos and open closed programs to extend operational effectivity and drive actual enterprise transformation.
Offering joint options
For IBM and Microsoft, it’s not only a platform dialogue. It’s about offering joint options corporations search to enhance prices, productiveness and resilience by accelerating their hybrid cloud and AI journeys. Why? As a result of we all know a hybrid cloud method brings a mean of 2.5 times higher ROI versus public cloud alone. And trailblazers investing in AI are seeing a income uplift of three to fifteen p.c and a gross sales ROI uplift of 10 to twenty p.c.
Via our devoted IBM Consulting Microsoft practice we have now co-funded and co-developed key options with Microsoft and have invested in coaching our consultants on Microsoft Cloud whereas increasing our bench of specialists and capabilities by way of acquisitions like Neudesic. We’re the #1 Red Hat GSI specialised in ARO. This dedication has helped us grow to be acknowledged in 13 classes for this 12 months’s Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Awards, together with Microsoft’s U.S. Partner of the Year Winner for GSI Growth Champion.
Leveraging our deep expertise in managing large SAP environments, we’re working tightly collectively on quite a few modernization tasks just like the one led for worldwide oil and gasoline firm OMV Aktiengesellschaft to drive digital transformation.
Many corporations nonetheless see unbelievable worth of their on-premise know-how: 71% of executives say mainframe-based purposes are central to their enterprise technique. That is why our know-how groups co-developed key patterns to speed up mainframe application modernization, enabling corporations to leverage each IBM Z and Microsoft Cloud capabilities to rapidly develop and prolong the place greatest to satisfy enterprise wants.
We’re additionally working collectively to drive extra sustainable, resilient operations by way of IBM Maximo Application Suite the top-rated clever enterprise asset administration software program mixed with Microsoft Azure, now certified for Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing. This energy duo has helped rework how shoppers like Sund & Baelt method enterprise outcomes and drive accelerated deployment, minimized prices, and ensured compliance.
Via our notable know-how efforts, IBM has been designated as an official Microsoft independent software vendor (ISV) partner. This designation distinguishes the associate resolution’s interoperability, particular capabilities, industrial market transactability, and demonstrated observe file of buyer success. This helps shoppers higher establish confirmed software program options which are best-suited for his or her enterprise wants and gives IBM enhanced advantages from Microsoft to higher ship for our shoppers.
Energy of the Microsoft Azure Market
Digital marketplaces are disrupting the best way shoppers purchase software program. Forrester projects a shift of $2 trillion away from conventional direct gross sales to digital marketplaces.
We’re seeing this with our shoppers who’re asking to deploy extra IBM software program on the Microsoft Azure Market. With 4 million active visitors each month throughout 140+ geographies and ranked as one of the crucial favored cloud service suppliers, the Azure Market is vital for the IBM and Microsoft partnership and our ecosystem companions.
To that finish, IBM has deployed over 35 software offerings on the Azure Marketplace, together with the next SaaS merchandise on Azure: IBM® Netezza® Performance Server, IBM Turbonomic Application Resource Management, IBM Aspera® on Cloud and SingleStoreDB as a Service with IBM. We plan to ship extra choices on the Market, along with the not too long ago launched IBM watsonx. With a strategic roadmap to be out there on Azure, watsonx permits companies to harness the ability of foundational fashions and generative AI by way of an distinctive SaaS expertise. Extra choices imply extra worth for our shoppers, serving to them burn up their Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitments (MACC). And in assist, Microsoft acknowledges Market purchases as Azure Consumption Income (ACR) for our wider associate ecosystem.
Underlying the energy of the rising IBM and Microsoft partnership is nice alignment and a shared dedication to ongoing co-development, co-investments, and co-delivery for our joint shoppers. This implies increasing our devoted workforce and portfolio of choices, and lengthening and constructing our general ecosystem of companions which are vital to our joint shoppers’ progress and success. We’re actively working with Microsoft engineering groups to discover areas of integrations and complementary choices in hybrid cloud and AI and are excited for the important thing launches and bulletins within the 12 months forward.
 This assertion is predicated on IBM’s present product plans and technique and should change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based mostly on market alternatives or different elements. It isn’t a dedication by IBM to future product or characteristic availability.