What is IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions?

IBM Cloud® for VMware Solutions makes it simpler for your organization to capitalize on the tremendous potential of the cloud. Migrate VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud while using existing tools, technologies and skills from your on-premises environment. The integration and automation with Red Hat® OpenShift® helps accelerate innovation with services like AI, analytics and more.

Lower the TCO of VMware and x86 workloads

Use a no-cost Akasia assessment to see a TCO comparison of on-premises environments to the top public cloud providers.


Production increase


productivity lift for developers who now use Red Hat OpenShift to modernize heritage applications

Cost savings

USD 1.3M

saved including disaster recovery cost savings, data center cost savings, improved density and reduced over-provisioning

Improved efficiency


more efficient operations staff by streamlining tasks including procurement, provisioning, maintenance and disaster recovery

Use cases

Data center transformation

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Extend and migrate your virtual machines to the cloud

Extend and migrate your virtual machines (VMs) to the cloud to consolidate data centers, expand capacity to address resource constraints or replace aging infrastructure with the latest innovations in the cloud.

Disaster recovery and backup

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Disaster recovery and backup

Stand up a disaster recovery or backup site in the cloud, without the expense and complexity of additional on-premises infrastructure. Take advantage of the geographic resiliency and security profiles built into IBM Cloud and its no-cost data transfer capability between IBM Cloud sites.

Workload security and compliance

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Workload security and compliance

Offload security maintenance and access compliance measures through IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud offers the highest level of key-management encryption with FIPS 140-2 Level 4 certification and KYOK security, designed so only you can access your data.

Transformation and modernization

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Transformation and modernization

Modernize your VMware workloads with Red Hat OpenShift. Improve business outcomes with new technologies like AI and blockchain, integrate existing VMware-based applications into a hybrid cloud strategy and innovate freely between containers and VMware VMs.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared

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