SAP has selected IBM as a strategic provider of cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications, and SAP HANA will now run on IBM Cloud. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will expand to major markets with the addition of the IBM cloud data centers, say the two companies in a joint statement.

Ingram Micro and SoftLayer have inked an agreement under the terms of which Ingram Micro will be offering SoftLayer cloud services to its mutual channel partners within the U.S. Ingram Micro will also offer mutual channel partners a single point of contact and support services, among other things. SoftLayer is an IBM company.

IBM has inked a global digital commerce and resourcing alliance with mobile banking and payments service company Monitise. Under the terms of the alliance, Monitise’s technology will be enabled, hosted and sold as an IBM cloud-delivered solution worldwide in the business-to-business space. Teams from Monitise’s UK development and integration business, including a number of contractors, will be transferred into IBM; IBM will in turn deliver services back to Monitise.