IBM and VMware: Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Journey


Power the innovation required for growth with IBM Solutions for VMware Cloud. IBM and VMware have deepened their decade-long alliance by becoming strategic go-to-market partners. No matter how complex your IT environment, VMware and IBM can help you navigate securely through your transformation journey cost effectively. Combine the agility of VMware solutions and the cognitive capabilities of IBM Watson to succeed in today’s digital era.

  • Extensive VMware expertise among IBM professionals ‒ The long-term strategic go-to-market partnership with more than 14 years of experience has produced extensive VMware expertise among IBM professionals. Combine IBM’s vast services resources with VMware’s flexible next-generation technology to seamlessly optimize, protect, and mobilize your IT infrastructure.
  • Business transformation opportunities ‒ A shared vision and commitment to enable business transformation through C-suite conversations and capabilities.
  • Leading-edge technology with lower TCO ‒ Customers gain the cost-saving benefit of IBM Services’ discount on VMware technologies without compromising service quality.
  • Unmatched global scale ‒ Sustain your organization’s profitability, drive new revenue opportunities, and maintain high service quality globally. Work with the world’s largest IT services company combined with the world’s largest virtualization technology company to deliver consistent service level to your customers irrespective of where they are located.
  • End-to-end expertise ‒ Stay ahead of competition with next-generation IT. Leverage market-leading technologies to create an agile and efficient software-defined enterprise.

Power of Partnership: IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions


Cloud Services


Let your IT infrastructure work for you with a cognitive, self-learning, agile system.


Easily move, manage, and expand your VMware workloads to the cloud, enabled by a common platform for management, networking, and security on the trusted foundation of VMware. Plan, build, run and integrate cloud with your traditional infrastructure with IBM Cloud Services.


  • Watson-enabled cognitive capabilities across your IT infrastructure for a smarter system that runs itself.
  • Flexible, predictable cloud consumption model with no commitments.
  • Automated provisioning for ease of deployment.
  • Single-tenant, bare-metal environment, available in more than 20 IBM Cloud Data Centers.
  • Compatibility with seamless networking and security.
  • Maintain control with VMware vCenter access.
  • More than 4,000 IBM and VMware certified consultants and sellers.
  • Global professional services and managed services teams to help our clients succeed.

Security Services


VMware AppDefense integrates with IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence platform, enabling security analysts to understand threats and respond faster across their virtualized workloads. Downloadable via the IBM Security App Exchange, this powerful app provides enrichment to give SOC analysts the application context of devices in their virtualized and cloud environments.


The ongoing collaboration between IBM Security and VMware is helping organizations to strengthen their posture against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. These two leading security providers are collaborating to build solutions and share threat information that will empower clients to act at extreme speed and scale, to see a threat once—and protect everywhere.


How AppDefense Works

Lightboard video with Tom Corn, SVP, Security Products, VMware.

Network Services


IBM Network Services with VMware transforms the economics of network and security operations with VMware NSX, the network virtualization platform of the integrated enterprise. It increases agility by reducing provisioning time from weeks to minutes, and its micro-segmentation capability prevents security threats from moving laterally in the data center. Together with IBM—one of the world’s largest systems integrators—it dramatically simplifies operations and enables a non-disruptive environment.

Software-defined enterprises and network virtualized environments deliver an agile, fluid platform to accelerate your business when VMware NSX works together with IBM infrastructure and services by:


  • Adding spontaneity to your data center provisioning. Apply changes to any network, from simple to complex multitier networks, rapidly through software.
  • Increasing hybrid cloud extensibility.
  • Automating and streamlining operations with the VMware vRealize cloud management platform.

Digital Workplace Services


From virtualized desktops to mobile devices to peripherals, business mobility can help organizations expand and realize new opportunities, satisfy customers, maximize talent and keep ahead of the competition. IBM Digital Workplace Services with VMware helps business leaders align their mobile strategy to their business goals through a wide range of services: evaluating mobile infrastructures against leading practices and identifying initiatives that will enhance results. IBM GTS, in conjunction with VMware, delivers next-generation enterprise digital workplace.



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