IBM and VMware jointly designed an architecture and cloud offering that will enable customers to automatically provision pre-configured VMware SDDC environments, consisting of VMware vSphere, NSX and Virtual SAN on the IBM Cloud.
With this SDDC environment in place, customers can now deploy workloads in this hybrid cloud environment without modification, due to common security and networking models based on VMware.
“We are reaching a tipping point for cloud as the platform on which the vast majority of business will happen,” said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, IBM Cloud. “The partnership between IBM and VMware will enable clients to easily embrace the cloud while preserving their existing investments and creating new business opportunities.”
IBM will utilize its CloudBuilder tools and workload automation capabilities to automatically provision pre-configured or custom workloads to the cloud, validated by VMware’s design patterns for Software Defined Data Center architectures.
In addition, VMware extended vRealize Automation and vCenter management tools to deploy and manage environments on the IBM Cloud, as if they are part of a customer’s local data center.
The two companies will jointly market and sell new offerings for hybrid cloud deployments, including workload migrations, disaster recovery, capacity expansion and data center consolidation.