Microsoft and IBM Announce big Cloud Partnership

Two technology giants, IBM and Microsoft, have announced a partnership for delivering hybrid cloud services to their customers. While announcing this agreement, Microsoft’s executive vice president for cloud and enterprise, Scott Guthrie, said that, “Together the partnership act is creating new opportunities to drive innovation in hybrid cloud”.

Azure Platform:

The Azure Service Platform is a big part of Microsoft’s cloud computing initiatives. It is designed specifically for cloud platform. Azure is ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Windows Azure is a cloud specific operating system, designed to provide scalable services.


The main drive factor for this partnership is to enable them to take on Cloud’s market leader, Amazon. The software they are swapping will tend to increase the customer attention to their cloud environment.

As a result of this partnership, both the organizations would be able to run their enterprise software solutions (IBM) and operating system (Microsoft) on the Azure platform. IBM is an industrial leader in middleware solutions. Customers will now gain access to both IBM’s middleware technology and Microsoft’s enterprise solutions like SQL server.

IBM is sharing its advanced ‘WebSphere application server’ called Liberty, along with its proprietary MQ and DB2 solutions. Microsoft is making its .net languages and SQL server along with Windows server available for the hybrid cloud. IBM is also making PureApplication Service on SoftLayer available on under Hyper-V on Azure platform, at a future date. PureApplication allows deployment of the same application/code into different environments.

Microsoft will begin this partnership with a “limited screening offering" of their .net operations within IBM's Bluemix PaaS, according to the statement made by them.

It is no secret that developers, who are working on any modern application, require the products from IBM and Microsoft. Both IBM and Microsoft have specific development groups are likely to retain during their partnership. The service toolset is intriguing and ready to take on Amazon’s cloud.

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