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What is IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions?

This solution brings together IBM Cloud infrastructure and VMware technologies to ease moving VMware workloads from on premises to the IBM Cloud. Configuration and management are beautifully simplified.


Global infrastructure

With 50+ IBM Cloud data centers across the globe, you can provision cloud resources where — and when — you need them.

World-class expertise

IBM has mobilized thousands of experts to help organizations extend their VMware environments to the IBM Cloud and provide planning, architecture, migration and end-to-end management services.

Cognitive technology

Exceed customer expectations by powering your hybrid cloud solutions with cognitive capabilities from IBM. With access to IBM Watson APIs, you can build smarter apps and services.

Eco-system partners

A broad range of leading eco-system partners including HyTrust, Veeam and Zerto provide additional flexibility when managing your VMware workloads on the IBM Cloud.

Hybrid cloud made easy

Interested in learning about the latest innovations to move your VMware workloads to the cloud?



Integrate cloud services with open communities and emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain, IoT, etc.) to maximize opportunity.


Configure VMware solutions on the IBM Cloud in a matter of minutes with flexible deployment options.

Disaster recovery and backup

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

Data center expansion

Scale up resources to meet workload demands with VMware and IBM Cloud tools and infrastructure.

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.

Choose your IBM Cloud and VMware solution

Seamlessly optimize, expand or migrate your VMware workloads to IBM’s high-performance, global cloud infrastructure.