IBM and Amazon Web Services, two of the biggest names in cloud computing, are joining forces to fuse services in an effort to aid oil and gas energy companies. The two companies will combine the benefits of IBM Open Data for Industries (with IBM Cloud Pak for Data) and the AWS Cloud in the interest of supporting the acceleration of energy industry transformation. The resulting comprehensive solution, built on Red Hat OpenShift and running on the AWS Cloud, can simplify the process of running workloads in the AWS cloud and on-premises. The alliance was announced at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), an annual meeting of organizations and top minds in energy and related industries.
AWS and IBM also intend to collaborate in further co-development of functionality to provide greater flexibility and choice on where to run Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) applications. With this collaboration, energy clients will gain the flexibility to run OSDU Data Platform applications in the AWS cloud or on-premises while addressing data residency requirements. Combined with the expansive cloud infrastructure of AWS cloud services, this data platform can help energy companies reduce the cost, time, and resources needed to leverage the data to derive insight, streamline operations, and transition to sustainable energy generation.