IBM Bluemix for VMware Partners

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Introduction

A strategic partnership between—IBM, a recognized leader in the hybrid cloud market—and VMware, a leader in the virtualization of enterprise workloads can enable multiple strategic advantages for you:

  • Full access to the native VMware stack to help manage workloads in the cloud exactly as you would on premises
  • Ability to scale globally with 46 IBM Cloud Data Centers.
  • No modification of existing policies, tools or skills sets
  • Designed to offer flexible, drastically-reduced pricing

Limited Time Offer

Sign Up with IBM Cloud

2 Months Free: VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud*

Use VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud to seamlessly connect your on-premises VMware environments to the cloud. This solution is built on top of IBM Cloud Platform and brings together IBM Cloud infrastructure with VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX into a native integrated stack of virtual compute along with virtual storage and networking. This service can operate independently or as a hybrid extension of your existing on-premises data center.

VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud is offered as a monthly subscription, inclusive of all cloud infrastructure and software licenses and the ability to start small, expand or contract as needed.

Available VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud configurations: 

*Promo offer expires on December 31, 2017

2 Months Free: VMware vCenter Server on IBM Cloud*

Use VMware vCenter Server on IBM Cloud to seamlessly connect your on-premises VMware environments to the cloud. This solution is built on top of IBM Cloud Platform and uses IBM Cloud infrastructure including two bare metal servers, shared file-level storage with VMware vSphere 6.0 Enterprise Plus edition, VMware NSX Base for Service Providers edition, and VMware vCenter Server.

VMware vCenter Server on IBM Cloud is offered as a monthly subscription, inclusive of all cloud infrastructure and software licenses and the ability to start small, expand or contract as needed.

Available VMware vCenter Server on IBM Cloud configurations: 

*Promo offer expires on December 31, 2017

IBM Cloud Solutions Portfolio on VMware

You can leverage the IBM-VMware partnership to overcome the challenges with hybrid adoption. Help your customers extend their data centers in to the cloud more seamlessly and make the most of their VMware software.

IBM Bluemix Benefits

1. High Availability

Existing workloads do not have to be re-architected to be highly available. vSphere high availability (HA) can restart any virtual machine (VM)

2. No Change to Workloads

Integrate, Expand and Migrate your existing on-premises VMware workloads

3. Consistent Performance

Bare metal deployment supports SAP, SAP HANA, Oracle, high-performance workloads

4. Disaster Avoidance

IBM Cloud Network backbone can move VMs between datacenters at no additional cost

5. Reduced Pricing

Flexible consumption of VMware software with more cost-effective CPU based pricing

6. Support & Maintenance

IBM provides initial (Level 1 and 2) support

IBM Bluemix Key Use Cases

Use Case: Development & Testing

Get the agility, scalability, and security-rich environment you need to support more rapid application development and testing cycles

Challenges

1. Demand for development and testing environments outpace ability to deliver
2. Application development needs to span regions
3. Production environments require segregation from these environments

Solution

1. VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus (ESX, vCenter)
2. Bare metal servers
3. NSX*
4. Direct Connection*

Benefits

1. Pay-as-you-grow
2. Easily react to demand
3. Linearly scale

Use Case: Capacity Expansion

Quickly address current resource constraints by deploying workloads into IBM Cloud for VMware

Challenges

1. Capacity constraints impact performance and service level agreements (SLAs)
2. Overbuy physical resources on-premises to compensate for demand spikes

Solutions

1. VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus (ESX, vCenter)
2. Bare metal servers
3. NSX*
4. Direct Connection*

Benefits

1. Pay-as-you-grow
2. Easily react to demand
3. Linearly scale

Use Case: Data Center Consolidation

Consolidate legacy infrastructures onto an automated and centrally-managed, software-defined data center

Challenges

1. Managing multiple data center environments efficiently
2. Lack consistent governance or security policies

Solution

1. VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus (ESX, vCenter)
2. Bare metal servers
3. NSX and Direct connection

Benefits

1. Improve infrastructure efficiencies
2. Centralize management
3. Reduced capital and operation costs

Use Case: Disaster Recovery & Backup

More securely back up data in and to the IBM cloud while helping boost recovery times, and cut costs and reduce risks

Challenges

1. Security and compliance concerns
2. Lengthy backup and restore processes
3. High cost of backup storage

Solutions

1. VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus (ESX, vCenter)
2. Bare metal servers and Site Recovery Manager*
3. NSX* and Direct Connection*
4. NetApp AltaVault appliance and Client provided backup application

Benefits

1. Data encryption
2. Seamless integration
3. Efficiency

How to Get Started

1. Sign Up with Ingram Micro as a IBM Bluemix Partner by filling the form
2. Enable yourself with trainings by IBM and Ingram Micro
3. Expand your business with IBM Bluemix

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