May 6, 2021 By Kala Nenkova 2 min read

We’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our third-party onboarding capabilities to to bring more value to ISVs aiming to to make their products available in the IBM Cloud catalog. 

We are introducing the support for third-party providers to onboard virtual machine-based solutions deployed by using Terraform in the catalog in less than seven days. This capability is supported by our beta release of IBM Cloud Partner Center and our previously general availability release of private catalog capabilities. We’ve been working closely with a couple of key vendors to ensure we deliver a seamless experience to onboard virtual server images — while meeting business and technical requirements — in a self-served, less-than-seven-day process. Be on the lookout for those new virtual server images in the IBM Cloud catalog:

Figure 1: The IBM Cloud Catalog showing Terraform and virtual server images available. 

Ready to get started?

Explore all the software products that we have to offer before deciding to onboard your own. When you’re ready, you can easily start the onboarding process. Simply review our getting started with software tasks, get added to a dedicated access list and complete the onboarding tasks. Then, you’re ready to submit your request to publish your VSI image to the catalog. 

You are notified when your request is approved, and then you can publish your virtual server image with the click of a button. If you get stuck or have any questions about the process, you can take advantage of our team of onboarding specialists that are ready to help:

Figure 2: The workflow for onboarding software to the IBM Cloud catalog.

What’s next?

The enhanced support for onboarding VSI images is one of many enhancements we are bringing to the partner onboarding ecosystem in IBM Cloud. Stay tuned for many more enhancements rolling out in the coming months.  

 

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