IBM, VMware Advance Partnership to Accelerate Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Adoption, Digital Transformation (HITS)
IBM and VMware announced new offerings to help accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption. This includes a new IBM Services offering to help migrate and extend mission-critical VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud, and new integrations to help enterprises to modernize applications with Kubernetes and containers.
To date, the IBM and VMware partnership has helped more than 1,700 enterprises including Banca Carige and CNH Industrial adopt IBM Cloud for VMware solutions.
According to research from Ovum, while 20 percent of business processes have already moved to the cloud, 80 percent of mission-critical workloads and sensitive data are still running on-premises because of performance and regulatory requirements [ ] . Businesses need an open, hybrid cloud approach to developing, running and deploying applications in a multi-cloud environment. IBM and VMware are delivering new solutions to help enterprises accelerate hybrid cloud adoption without incurring the cost and risk typically associated with retooling operations, re-architecting applications and re-designing security policies.
As part of today’s news, IBM is enabling a fully automated, highly available managed global cloud architecture for mission-critical VMware workloads designed to help enterprises prevent downtime for cloud applications and automate failovers within an IBM Cloud region. This architecture will be managed by IBM Services and can be deployed across IBM Cloud’s 18 availability zones in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Mission-critical workloads are defined as essential to the survival of the business and so critical that outages affect brand integrity. The IBM solution is designed to support these workloads at a targeted aggregate availability higher than many clients can currently achieve with on-premises environments. The solution includes IBM Cloud infrastructure, VMware software-defined data center technologies, Intel(R) Optane(TM) DC SSD and IBM Services that cover a variety of enterprise needs including networks, storage, resiliency and other tools built for monitoring and troubleshooting cloud applications.
Additionally, IBM and VMware announced new technology collaborations to help enterprises to modernize applications with containers regardless of whether they are deploying on-premises, in the private cloud or in the public cloud.
IBM Cloud Private Hosted can now be installed on VMware vCenter Server on IBM Cloud, which supports the management and orchestration of virtual machines and containers within a common security model and private network. With IBM Cloud Private Hosted on VMware vCenter Server, clients can containerize stateless components of a virtualized application while maintaining stateful components such as databases within the virtual machine. It also enables clients to modernize applications with the IBM Cloud Private catalogue of services including Blockchain, AI and event services, among many others.