Hybrid cloud environments in regulated industries demand high levels of security and governance to overcome risk and complexity.
Hybrid cloud solutions from IBM and VMware help clients in regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and public sector address the cost, complexity and risk of migrating and modernizing mission-critical workloads in the cloud.
The two companies have announced an expanded partnership to help global clients and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and expedite time to value in hybrid cloud environments.
The relationship includes IBM Consulting as a VMware GSI partner, the companies’ intent to deliver new jointly engineered IBM and VMware Cloud solutions and joint development and go to market.
Companies, including those in regulated industries, are looking to modernize core business workloads to create better experiences for their clients and comply with industry regulations. Further, the current economic climate makes refactoring applications for cloud unrealistic for many organizations, driving increased emphasis on a more agile modernization strategy.
The planned IBM and VMware offerings are intended to increase choice and flexibility for companies to execute their Hybrid cloud digital transformation strategies.
“In today’s market, organizations want to modernize and transform operations quickly. But modernization and innovation cannot come at the cost of security and trust built with clients,” said Howard Boville, Head of IBM Cloud Platform.
“Together, IBM and VMware are supporting our mutual clients in regulated industries by offering something no two other companies are delivering– to more easily leverage hybrid cloud services securely — wherever and however they wish to run them.”
“With IBM and VMware, our customers get a combination of innovation and consulting experience based on decades of close collaboration and experience in meeting the business challenges of thousands of customers around the world,” said Mark Lohmeyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, cloud infrastructure business group, VMware.
“This ongoing collaboration will enable us to better streamline the user experience for our mutual enterprise customers looking to run VMware mission critical workloads that require higher levels of security, resiliency and compliance support in financial services and regulated industries.”
Hybrid cloud ecosystem partnerships such as the one between IBM and VMware are critical to helping some of the world’s most influential companies modernize workloads with a focus on security and efficiency, while providing choice in how to deploy and manage them.