IBM and VMware have announced new solutions to further the partnership and IBM is launching network control and visibility solutions from F5 Networks and Fortinet so that enterprises can continue to extend their VMware environments, as they are, to the public cloud. The companies said more than 1,400 enterprises are extending their VMware environments to the IBM Cloud.
IBM is one of the first partners to adopt VMware HCX technologies, designed to deliver interoperability and application mobility between IBM Cloud and any VMware-based cloud, enabling large scale application migration and ongoing portability with zero application downtime or refactoring. HCX technologies will enable IBM Cloud customers to modernize data centers with the most current VMware SDDC offerings while maintaining business continuity, application uptime, network architectures and performance.
VMware Horizon Cloud is the next generation of virtual desktop and application cloud services from VMware. The VMware Horizon Cloud service offered by IBM Cloud will be made available in Q4 2017 to customers on the IBM Cloud. Horizon Cloud will be delivered as a fully cloud-hosted service managed end-to-end by IBM or a hybrid solution using on-premises hyperconverged infrastructure to enable new use cases for desktops-as-a-service (DaaS).
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