IBM announced plans to deliver its software via Amazon Web Services today in a somewhat surprising move. I thought IBM would focus on their own cloud, but IBM isn't one to turn down a money making opportunity. IBM will make available DB2, Informix, WebSphere Portal, Lotus Web Content Management, WebSphere sMash and Novell's SUSE Linux operating system software. Noticeably missing: IBM WebSphere. IBM will provide free Amazon Machine Images for development and testing. The software will be available in an EC2 beta within 30 days, with pricing to be announced later.