IBM software available in the Amazon Cloud

Today I received an e-mail from Amazon Web Services (AWS) stating that IBM and Amazon has partnered up to provide IBM (and Lotus) software in the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud). How cool is that!?

We are excited to announce that IBM and Amazon Web Services have teamed up to provide you with the ability to build and run a range of IBM applications using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) service. This relationship will enable you to bring your own IBM licenses to Amazon EC2, utilize IBM’s “Development” AMIs, or leverage the “Production” Amazon EC2 running IBM service. The initial list of IBM environments that will be available includes: IBM DB2, IBM Informix, WebSphere sMash, IBM Lotus Web Content Management, and IBM WebSphere Portal Server.

More info on the AWS partner page.