IBM Teams up with VMware to Escalate Hybrid Cloud Environment

By CIOReview | Thursday, February 25, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Computing leader IBM teams up with VMware, provider of cloud and virtualization software and services to accredit enterprises with enhanced cloud services. This collaboration will further help companies to transform on-premise data centers to virtual storage platforms. Furthermore, the agreement between these two giants will allow the companies using VMware platform to deploy their huge workload to IBM cloud without any major modifications.

IBM and VMware’s joint venture delivers hybrid cloud architecture. It automatically extends pre-configured VMware software-defined data center environments, consisting of VMware vSphere hypervisor, network virtualization platform NSX and Virtual SAN on the IBM Cloud platform. IBM’s globally established data center network will help organizations to expand world-wide while avoiding re-establishment costs and development risks along with eliminating security concerns.

 “We are reaching a tipping point for cloud as the platform on which the vast majority of business will happen,” says Robert LeBlanc, IBM Cloud senior vice president. International Business Machines Corporation will employ its CloudBuilder tools and workload automation capabilities to automatically provide pre-configured or custom workloads to the cloud, validated by VMware’s design patterns for SDDC architecture. Furthermore, the deal with virtualization software developer enables IBM to survive the thwart competition amongst the leading cloud solution providers - Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google, and others.

 “Our customers will be able to efficiently and securely deploy their proven software-defined solutions with sophisticated workload automation to take advantage of the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of IBM Cloud platform,” says Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. VMware will facilitate vRealize Automation and vCenter management tools in integration with IBM cloud to easily deploy and manage workloads on the customer’s local data center.

The two leading computing companies will utilize their collaboration for marketing and selling latest offering for hybrid cloud deployments. The whole commercial expansion process will include workload migrations, disaster recovery, and capacity expansion and data center consolidation.