Getting Started with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Migrate workloads to IBM Cloud with confidence, using existing VMware investments, processes and tools.

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Sign up for a 90-day, $500 USD credit to try out IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared.

Achieve True Business Continuity

See why VMware and IBM are the perfect partners to protect your mission critical workloads.

Get an Overview

Support your business case for IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions with this at-a-glance review.

Key Capabilities of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Manage your resources just like you would on-premises, while tapping into the vast potential of IBM Cloud.

Dedicated Infrastructure

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Dedicated is a single-tenant model with higher levels of isolation for enhanced security or compliance readiness. You retain full control down to the hypervisor level, with bare metal access.

While there is no IBM Cloud managed option available today, you can tap into IBM Services or IBM Business Partners for management.

Available since February 2016, this dedicated option can be deployed in over 35 data centers, with six multi-zone regions (MZRs) and growing.

Two Consumption Models

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared uses VMware Cloud Director so you can easily extend VMs to the cloud with ultimate flexibility and scalability, while only paying for what’s consumed.

It is offered either on-demand (billed hourly) or reserved (billed monthly).

With this shared option, IBM manages the infrastructure down to the hypervisor – including upgrades, patching and monitoring – so you can focus on application innovation.

Complete Control

Maintain on-premises infrastructure with the tools, technologies and skills you know. You’ve got control, with the ability to right-size infrastructure with 100+ bare metal configs for VMware.

Plus, IC4V offers:

  • The same level of control as on-premises with hypervisor root level access
  • The ability to geo-fence workloads running across 35+ global data centers
  • Peace of mind for mission-critical workloads running on HA infrastructure with 99.99% uptime

A Range of Use Cases

With IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, some of the more challenging tasks faced by IT teams are made simple. Key use cases include:

  • Data center transformation
  • Disaster recovery, business continuity and high availability
  • Workload security and compliance
  • Transformation and modernization of VMware workloads

Accelerated Innovations

Gain direct access to services like AI and advanced analytics thanks to the integration and automation with Red Hat OpenShift.

Developers become more productive, modernizing legacy applications and innovating on new services faster and more efficiently.

Key Components of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Leverage your existing investments, skills and tools

VMware vSphere

Run existing applications alongside modern containerized apps on the server virtualization platform geared for modern hybrid cloud.

VMware NSX

Connect and protect apps across the data center, multi-cloud, bare metal and containers – all from a single pane of glass.

VMware HCX

Seamlessly extend your on-premises environments into cloud with the tool built for workload rebalancing and business continuity.

VMware vSAN

Reduce cost and complexity – while improving business agility – with this enterprise-class storage virtualization software.

Why IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions?

Reduce the complexity and risk of moving to cloud.

Enjoy More Choice

Select from multiple hardware configurations, single or multi-tenant infrastructure, licensing and storage options. Use IBM Cloud data centers in North America, Europe and Asia to scale globally.

Boost Security

Safeguard your data and enterprise workloads with a secure private network backbone while retaining full control of operations – on premises and in the cloud.

Save Time and Money

Move workloads to and from the cloud without changing apps, tooling or scripts. No need to invest in new resources or skills, either.

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