VMware and IBM modernize hybrid cloud environments

IBM has expanded its partnership with VMware Inc to help global clients and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and expedite time to value in hybrid cloud environments.

Together, IBM and VMware plan to help clients in regulated industries address the cost, complexity, and risk of migrating and modernizing mission-critical workloads in the cloud.

Announced at VMware Explore 2022, the expanded partnership includes IBM Consulting being named Global Systems Integrator (GSI) for VMware, the expansion of the VMware and IBM Joint Innovation Fund, and availability of IBM Cloud Satellite wherever VMware applications run.

Howard Boville, head of IBM Cloud Platform, said: “In today’s market, organizations want to modernize and transform operations quickly. But modernization and innovation cannot come at the cost of security and trust built with clients. Together, IBM and VMware are supporting our mutual clients in regulated industries by offering something no two other companies are delivering – to more easily leverage hybrid cloud services securely – wherever and however they wish to run them.”

Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice president and general manager, cloud infrastructure business group at VMware, said: “With IBM and VMware, our customers get a combination of innovation and consulting experience based on decades of close collaboration and experience in meeting the business challenges of thousands of customers around the world. This ongoing collaboration will enable us to better streamline the user experience for our mutual enterprise customers looking to run VMware mission critical workloads that require higher levels of security, resiliency and compliance support in financial services and regulated industries.”