At the IBM InterConnect 2016 event, IBM and VMware announced a new partnership aimed at enabling hybrid cloud computing. The two companies are making it easy for enterprises to set up preconfigured VMware software defined data center (SDDC) environments on the IBM Cloud. Because nearly 100 percent of the Fortune 100 used VMware technology, this agreement will enable large enterprises to extend the architecture they use in their own data centers into IBM's public cloud.
"This partnership, an extension of our 14-year plus relationship with IBM, demonstrates a shared vision that will help enterprise customers more quickly and easily embrace the hybrid cloud," said Pat Gelsinger, CEO at VMware. "Our customers will be able to efficiently and securely deploy their proven software-defined solutions with sophisticated workload automation to take advantage of the flexibility and cost effectiveness of IBM Cloud."