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New Cloud Pricing, Financing Options By IBM

International Business Machines (IBM) has dished out new financing and pricing options for start-ups and business partners in a bid to make cloud adoption much easier.

The Big Blue has launched two new pricing and financing programs that will help IBM Business Partners and start-up firms to build their own cloud computing infrastructure using IBM software and hardware.

The company said that Cloud Application Providers, or companies that offer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will be able to procure IBM technology on monthly rental basis, which complements the manner in which the companies receive payments from their own clients. SaaS providers will be able to leverage IBM's technology to enhance their existing and future offerings.

Qualifying IBM Business Partners will be able to use IBM hardware and software to build their own cloud computing environments by going for low-rate to 0% financing and deferred payments of up to six months.

“More and more clients are asking IBM and our partners to provide them with cloud capabilities around the globe, ranging from the flexible delivery of software applications to building private and public clouds,” Jim Corgel, general manager, Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Developer Relations, IBM, said in a statement.