IBM and Box have confirmed a global partnership designed to advance cloud solutions nationwide. The alliance between the cloud storage service provider and Big Blue was revealed on Tuesday. Both the companies will contribute their shares in existing products and technologies to design new, innovative solutions that will target a range of industries, and professions, including enterprise, mobility, medical industry, consumer services, and cybersecurity.
The companies will together sell solutions such as, IBM’s analytics platform, security portfolio, and social solutions. Moreover, the IBM cloud will be integrated with Box’s cloud content collaboration platform. The companies will partner in three major areas: Mobile, Security, and the Enterprise.
Box will allow joint partners to store their content on the IBM cloud, as well as both, IBM Watson analytics, and Blue’s enterprise content management system, which will be integrated with Box’s solutions, within the enterprise. Box’s APIs will integrate with a number of web services and enterprise apps.
The tech companies are hoping that Box will help in advancing enterprise security offerings via IBM technology for analysis, identity protection, device management, and threat detection.
Moreover, IBM and Box will together develop content management solutions and include Box and technology into a number of Box APIs, and IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps, which will be integrated within the IBM Bluemix developer cloud. The terms of the cloud deal, which is intended to simplify data analysis, corporate services, and operations across the enterprise, are not yet made public.