IBM and Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has adopted the IBM Cloud as part of a multi-year strategic partnership.Under the terms of the partnership, IBM Cloud will become the foundation for Workday’s development and testing environment.

Workday intends to expand the use of IBM Cloud over time beyond development and testing. Today’s announcement builds on the IBM and Workday partnership, which includes IBM’s global Workday Consulting Services, the 2015 acquisition of Meteorix–a leading Workday services partner–and IBM’s own use of Workday Human Capital Management for its global workforce.

IBM’s global cloud data center presence includes roughly 50 datacenters in 17 countries.