A freshly inked deal with Veritas Software will see IBM Global Services ramp up its storage offering.
Under the agreement, the two companies will team up to deliver storage management solutions for multivendor storage environments.
IBM Global Services will add Veritas Software's products to its data infrastructure services for all major platforms including AIX, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX and Windows.
The duo promises to offer customers a single source for consulting and integration for companies implementing storage and data infrastructure solutions.
Don Bradford, general manager of IBM Storage Services, said: "Our clients are asking for multivendor solutions to address their interoperability challenges in managing heterogeneous storage environments. This offering combines the strengths of Veritas Software and IBM's comprehensive services portfolio to address the data infrastructure needs of our clients' e-business initiatives."
The agreement will be rolled out in phases and is available in the US, Canada and Latin America. Subsequent phases of the agreement will include Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
The two companies have also agreed to team on joint sales and marketing programs to promote these solutions in every region of the world.