Strategic Partnerships provide Flexibility and Choice for Cloud Deployments

To compete successfully in today’s hybrid, multicloud environment, clients need flexibility and choice to manage both traditional and emerging workloads while transforming their IT organizations to remain competitive.

This is why IBM has brought IBM Cloud and Cognitive Systems together in a series of offerings that deliver the benefits of application modernization and workload virtualization, while helping clients gain the POWER9* processor’s performance advantages and the industry’s largest memory footprint, ideal for key workloads like SAP HANA. These public cloud offerings include IBM Cloud* for AIX* and IBM i, PowerAI in IBM Cloud and Nimbix for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence workloads.

Now, a newly announced strategic partnership between Google Cloud and IBM will bring IBM POWER* processor-based servers for IBM i and AIX to the Google Cloud. IBM Power Systems* for Google Cloud, the first major offering under this partnership, will be available as a subscription-based service for clients in early 2019. The offering will be extended to Linux* workloads in the future. This will allow some of the world’s top businesses to tap into the benefits of the POWER processor deployed by one of the world’s leading cloud providers.

Together, IBM and Google will bring the best of infrastructure, software, and professional services to enterprise clients while providing the performance, security, reliability and low latency experience they need. Clients interested in this offering can sign up to learn more about IBM Power Systems for Google cloud service.