Via a partnership with VMware, IBM is making really easy for organizations to migrate their VMware workloads to the IBM cloud. Big Blue has also laid down the proverbial welcome mat to its enterprise Java users, by providing cloud connectors for its Websphere enterprise Java application server.
The partnership is good news for IBMâs efforts to soak up more share in the emerging cloud market.... The two companies have devised an architecture that allows users to provision VMware environments on the IBM cloud. The IBM Cloud replicates the VMwareâs software-defined data center architecture, allowing users to easily migrate their in-house VMware-based workloads, including all their security and network settings, to the 45 IBM data centers worldwide that collectively make up the IBM Cloud.