Dell EMC and IBM Will Offer VMware Solutions on the IBM Cloud
IBM and Dell EMC announced an agreement to help accelerate cloud adoption by providing Dell 's commercial customers access to VMware solutions on the IBM Cloud. As part of the relationship, IBM has added Dell EMC infrastructure products into their Cloud, and expands VMware solutions.
Customers can now move workloads to the cloud while continuing to leverage the benefits of Dell EMC infrastructure and the VMware platform. This agreement is built on IBM's long-term partnership with VMware. The partnership is seeing rapid adoption with more than 1,400 clients already leveraging IBM Cloud for VMware solutions which are available across global network of nearly 60 Cloud data centers in 19 countries.
As part of the agreement, Dell EMC will begin by offering VMware vCenter Server on the IBM Cloud to its customers, which will enable them to rapidly extend on-premises data center capacity into the public cloud, while taking advantage of their existing investments in VMware tooling and scripts, and training. This gives VMware users a familiar, predictable and valuable experience so they can move their on-premises and public cloud workloads to the IBM Cloud with ease.
“Dell EMC is laser-focused on helping customers quickly and successfully embrace their Digital Transformations. We and IBM realize many customers will approach the challenge differently, but all are interested in realizing the benefits of cloud-like efficiencies. This relationship allows our commercial customers the ability to quickly and easily extend their VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud,” said Armughan Ahmad, senior vice president & general manager, Hybrid Cloud and Ready Solutions, Dell EMC.
"Companies in every industry need fast and easy ways to deploy and move workloads to the cloud while not compromising security. This agreement makes it easier than ever for Dell's thriving channel of commercial customers to access VMware's capabilities on IBM Cloud. Now, these organizations can rapidly deploy and scale pre-configured solutions that optimize their existing IT investments, while using the public cloud to extract new insights and value,” said Faiyaz Shahpurwala, general manager, IBM Cloud.
IBM Cloud for VMware solutions targets commercial customers looking for enhanced security. Customers can choose to run them on dedicated bare metal servers, encrypt data at rest on attached storage and connect on-premises environments to IBM’s global network of cloud data centers across 19 countries. Dell EMC offers its customers choice for their VMware environments to help central IT more quickly meet the increasing demands from their businesses and access IBM’s cloud-native services including cognitive and analytics.