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Google opens public cloud to IBM software catalogue

Google opens public cloud to IBM software catalogue

A range of Big Blue’s software can now run on the Google Compute Engine under existing licences

IBM’s software catalogue is now eligible to run on the Google Cloud Platform, giving enterprises using IBM applications the ability run a range of Big Blue’s software Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) on the Google Compute Engine with their existing licences.

Under IBM's Bring Your Own Software License policy (BYOSL), customers who have licenced, or plan to licence, IBM software through either the Passport Advantage program or from an authorised reseller, can now run that software on Google’s Compute Engine.

IBM's BYOSL policy authorises businesses to deploy eligible IBM software on certain public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms provided by IBM itself or a third party.

The new functionality applies to the majority of IBM's software catalogue, and includes everything from middleware and DevOps products, to data and analytics offerings, according to a blog post by Google head of global technology partnerships. Chuck Coulson.

Now that its cloud platform is open to eligible IBM applications, Google is calling on businesses and IT partners to help it identify the IBM software that needs to be packaged, tuned, and optimised for the Google Compute Engine.

IBM’s eligible public cloud tally now includes its own Softlayer and Bluemix public cloud offerings, Amazon Web Services’ EC2 and Dedicated Instances, and Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Machines offering, in addition to the new Google Compute Engine option.

The new offering comes as Australia’s cloud uptake soars, with the local IaaS market is on track to grow by over 60 per cent – reaching $621 million in annual spend this year, and forecast to reach $1.049 billion by 2020, according to industry analysis firm, Telsyte.

The Telsyte Australian Infrastructure & Cloud Computing Market Study 2017 revealed that local cloud uptake and spending is being driven by changing IT priorities among businesses, along with the rise of big data analytics, storage, process digitisation, and the Internet of Things.

"The use of cloud aligns well with Australian enterprise ICT and business priorities; however, we still have some way to go before most organisations are using cloud to its full potential,” Telsyte senior analyst, Rodney Gedda, said.

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