IBM has announced the availability of its software portfolio is expanding globally to 92 countries in AWS Marketplace, including 18 African countries. The addition of these countries will help make procurement easier for clients, streamline purchasing and create new efficiencies while allowing them to use their AWS committed spend for IBM software purchases.

The expansion goes beyond Denmark, France, Germany, United Kingdom and United States, where the software is currently available and it will now be available in 18 African countries. These are Kenya, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad,Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.

With this latest development, clients will have more access to IBM’s leading AI and data technologies within a portfolio of 44 listings and 29 SaaS offerings available for purchase. Included among those technologies are components of the watsonx AI and Data platform, which allows enterprises to build, scale and govern AI workloads.

Other software includes IBM’s flagship database Db2 Cloud Pak for Data as well as a portfolio of automation software including Apptio, Turbonomic and Instana, and the IBM Security and Sustainability software portfolios, all built on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS. The cloud-native software enables clients to deploy on AWS while flexible licensing, including SaaS and subscription, makes it easier for clients to purchase exactly how they want.

IBM is also launching 15 new IBM Consulting professional services and assets on AWS Marketplace, exclusively designed for AWS. These new service offerings are aligned to client needs and demand, focused on data and application modernization, security services, and tailored industry-specific solutions – with generative AI capabilities included in select services.

Speaking while making the announcement, Uri Bechar, vice president of software engineering at Redis noted, “Both IBM and AWS play a huge role in our success. Part of my job is to ensure our organization fulfills our committed spend with AWS and that the purchasing process is streamlined. Buying IBM software in AWS Marketplace gives us more flexibility, enables us to use our committed spend, and ultimately makes the entire process easier so we can deploy faster and start seeing value from our investments. I just go in, click accept, then I’m done.”