IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Bringing VMware Environments to the Public Cloud. Now easily deploy workloads to the cloud for a seamless hybrid cloud experience.

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The IBM + VMware Difference

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions makes cloud adoption fast and easy, allowing you to optimize the value of existing on-premises infrastructure, while confidently leveraging the same tools, technologies and skills in the cloud.

But what makes IBM Cloud the best choice for extending your VMware workloads to cloud?

VMware Solutions on IBM Cloud

Deploy new or existing Workloads with IBM Cloud

Understand the benefits of cloud economics and cloud infrastructure, while continuing to use the same tools, resources and capabilities of current, on-premises VMware deployments.

Test Drive VMware Solutions

Learn how to request and manage an instance of VMware vCenter Server on IBM Cloud, which consists of a full VMware vSphere cluster that is deployed on dedicated, bare metal servers on IBM Cloud.

Try VMware Cloud Foundation

SDDC solution that brings together IBM Cloud infrastructure and VMware, vSAN, NSX and SDDC for a simple hybrid extension of your on-premises data center.

Why IBM & VMware?

Unmatched Global Scale

The world’s largest IT services company combined with the world’s largest virtualization technology company.

End-to-end Expertise

Market-leading technologies to create a software-defined enterprise that enables next-generation IT.

Long-term Strategic relationship

A go-to-market partnership with more than 14 years of experience combining IBM’s vast services resources with VMware’s flexible next generation platforms.

How can you use IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions?

Disaster Recovery and Backup
Replicate environments and secure your data in the IBM Cloud while boosting recovery times, cutting costs and reducing risks.

Develop, Test and Demo Environment
Support rapid application development and testing cycles in a matter of hours with VMware on IBM Cloud.

Migrate VMware Workloads
Configure your existing VMware workloads on IBM Cloud with flexible deployment options.

Customer success stories

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With VMware Cloud Verified, you can have confidence in your move to the cloud, knowing you have easy access to the full set of interoperable VMware Cloud infrastructure capabilities delivered as a service.

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VMware Solutions versions


VMware vSphere

Customizable virtualization service that combines VMware-compatible bare metal servers, hardware components and licenses — to build your own IBM-hosted VMware environment.


VMware vCenter Server

Automates deployment of the underlying vSphere and vCenter layers needed to build a flexible and customizable VMware solution that fits your workloads.


VMware Cloud Foundation

SDDC solution that brings together IBM Cloud infrastructure and VMware, vSAN, NSX and SDDC for a simple hybrid extension of your on-premises data center.