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IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service enables enterprises to derive value from hybrid cloud

By Rohit Badlaney, VP, Product Management and Strategy, IBM Cloud and Rajeev Bhardwaj, Vice President, VCPP, VMware

As thousands of clients look to modernize VMware workloads, they need to be able to derive value from the speed and scale of cloud, while maintaining the highest level of resiliency, and security needed for mission-critical workloads. That is why today, we rolled out IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service. The combination of IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy and VMware capabilities is helping global clients and partners modernize their workloads and expedite time to value in hybrid cloud environments.

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New IBM Transformation Index: State of Cloud helps business leaders to assess gaps in their transformation journey

More than half of respondents are currently concerned about security, while 53% believe ensuring compliance in the cloud is currently too difficult

Nearly 70% surveyed say their team lacks the skills needed to sufficiently manage cloud environments

By IBM Corporation

New global market research from IBM revealed that more than 77% of respondents have adopted a hybrid cloud approach which can help drive digital transformation, yet the majority of responding organizations are struggling with the complexity to make all their cloud environments work together. As organizations face skills gaps, security challenges and compliance obstacles, less than one quarter of respondents across the globe manage their hybrid cloud environments holistically – which can create blind spots and put data at risk.

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IBM will be first VMware partner to combine consulting expertise and new jointly engineered cloud solutions for clients running mission-critical workloads in VMware-based environments

By IBM Corporation

VMware Inc. and IBM today announced at VMware Explore 2022 an expanded partnership to help global clients and partners modernize mission-critical workloads and expedite time to value in hybrid cloud environments. The expanded 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. Together, IBM and VMware are planning to 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.

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The last two years demonstrated the power of exponential technologies like AI, automation and the hybrid cloud to accelerate digital transformation, as companies looked to better serve their customers and find new sources of value emerging from the pandemic. Today, new imperatives, such as sustainability and security, are top of mind for business leaders, while at the same time these leaders must address new geopolitical and market challenges that are impacting their supply chains, talent, and costs.

By IBM Consulting

As I speak with clients around the world about their post-COVID strategies, we’re getting a glimpse of the kinds of organizations that are more likely to succeed over the next decade. Successful business leaders are embracing what we refer to as the virtual enterprise – a new destination for modern business where advanced digitalization, platforms and partnerships are the essential blueprint of competitive advantage. The virtual enterprise features the following approaches:

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Hybrid cloud is the new reality for enterprises. The question for businesses now is – how do you move from mere adoption of hybrid cloud to truly unlocking transformational business value? This was at the center of a “fireside” chat discussion between IBM Senior Vice President of Consulting John Granger and Ted Schadler, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.

The pair, along with Aparna Sharma, Managing Partner, Hybrid Cloud Transformation, IBM Consulting, tackled this question and offered practical advice along with key steps for businesses looking to move from mere adoption of cloud to unlocking significant business value from hybrid cloud.

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AT&T and IBM have been co-innovating and helping enterprise clients transform for more than 20 years. Most recently, the two companies announced plans to show the digital transformation potential of 5G wireless networking and edge computing. 

By William Stovall, Vice President, Mobility & IoT, AT&T and Bill Lambertson, IBM Distinguished Industry Leader, Vice President Telecommunications Industry

Together, AT&T and IBM have created simulated environments for enterprise clients to physically experience the power of AT&T’s connectivity with hybrid cloud and AI technology from IBM. Businesses across all industries—including the public sector, manufacturing, and financial services — can tap into this collaboration to quickly and securely innovate and tackle challenges gripping several industries today – from supply chain disruptions to cyber threats and ransomware to demand for frictionless services in the world of 5G. 

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Developers will be able to develop and test using IBM Z as-a-service via IBM's public cloud

New Modernization Stack of integrated software designed to accelerate application modernization and IT automation on IBM Z

By IBM Corporation

IBM today announced key developments to help clients accelerate transformation with a series of new capabilities designed to modernize applications across hybrid cloud environments. These include plans to deliver IBM Z as-a-service on IBM Cloud for development and test, as well as additional tools for developing hybrid applications.

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Kyndryl to leverage Google Cloud’s data, analytics, and AI solutions to enable strategic digital transformation for enterprise customers

Kyndryl to rapidly scale Google Cloud certifications and drive industry solutions

Kyndryl and Google Cloud today announced a global, strategic partnership focused on accelerating customers’ digital transformations and helping them become more advanced, data-driven, and sustainable businesses.

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