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Apptio and IBM Announce Collaboration to Help Accelerate Enterprise Transformation with IBM’s Open Hybrid Cloud Approach

Apptio, Inc., a leading provider of technology business management (TBM) SaaS applications, and IBM have announced a collaboration to help clients improve hybrid cloud technology decision-making and drive adoption of Red Hat OpenShift and IBM’s open hybrid cloud approach. 

According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study titled “Unlock the Business Value of Hybrid Cloud”, organizations are increasingly adopting an open hybrid cloud approach and expect to operate more than 10 distinct clouds by 2023. To help inject flexibility and agility into their operations, enterprises must determine which applications should be migrated and how that may impact the business. The collaboration will combine data-driven insights from Apptio to help clients make informed migration decisions and capitalize on the capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift to run and manage workloads in the computing environment that best suits their business goals, including on-premises infrastructure and across cloud destinations including IBM, AWS, Azure and others.

“Many enterprises are going hybrid by leveraging both on-premises and cloud services to satisfy their technology and business needs,” said Sunny Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Apptio. “IBM is uniquely positioned to offer a hybrid multi-cloud approach for customers resulting in a comprehensive and compelling platform for managing their workloads in this hybrid world.”

As part of the relationship, Apptio and IBM will offer clients visibility, optimization and migration capabilities for IBM Cloud with Red Hat OpenShift through Apptio’s financial decision engine, which cuts across enterprise technology— from on-premises infrastructure and cloud services to digital products such as ApptioOne and Cloudability. Additionally, Apptio will use Red Hat OpenShift in its portfolio of products, starting with Targetprocess, which runs on IBM Cloud and is built to help enterprises accelerate business agility. The combination of Apptio products with IBM AI Ops and IBM Turbonomics Application Resource Management can also help to provide clients with financial and utilization analysis of workload placement.

“Apptio and IBM are united in our desire to help clients make data-driven decisions about running their workloads in the optimal hybrid cloud environment, whether in the cloud or on-premises,” said Bob Lord, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Ecosystems, IBM. “With the addition of Apptio to our growing ecosystem of partners, we’re able to combine Apptio’s financial analytics and decision support and IBM’s open hybrid cloud leadership to design an offering to deliver unprecedented value to clients at all stages of their cloud journeys.”

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) will advise clients on their hybrid cloud journey by providing end-to-end strategy, design, road mapping and architectural services for clients using Apptio’s products. IBM will use Apptio’s cloud financial management and optimization products such as ApptioOne to manage technology spend and consumption of internal IBM Cloud resources across its enterprise.

Apptio is part of IBM’s partner ecosystem, an initiative to support partners of all types –  whether they build on, service or resell IBM technologies and platforms –  to help clients manage and modernize workloads with Red Hat OpenShift for any cloud environment, including IBM Cloud.

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