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Posted by Chuck Coulson, Global Technology Partnerships
If your organization runs IBM software, we have news for you: Google Cloud Platform is now officially an IBM Eligible Public Cloud, meaning you can run a wide range of IBM software SKUs on Google Compute Engine with your existing licenses.
Under IBM’s Bring Your Own Software License policy (BYOSL), customers who have licensed, or wish to license, IBM software through either Passport Advantage or an authorized reseller, may now run that software on Compute Engine. This applies to the majority of IBM’s vast catalog of software — everything from middleware and DevOps products (Websphere, MQ Series, DataPower, Tivoli) to data and analytics offerings (DB2, Informix, Cloudant, Cognos, BigInsights).
What comes next depends on you. Help us identify the IBM software that needs to be packaged, tuned, and optimized for Compute Engine. You can let us know what IBM software you plan to run on Google Cloud by taking this short survey. And feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions.