VMware turns to IBM in the public cloud

VMware and IBM buddy up in the cloud to take on Amazon, Microsoft and Google

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IBM Cloud senior vice president Robert LeBlanc, left and VMware president and chief operating officer Carl Eschenbach announced a strategic partnership at IBM’s InterConnect Conference on Monday.


VMware and IBM today announced a broad new partnership that will allow VMware customers to extend their virtualized workloads into IBM's public SoftLayer cloud.

For the public cloud market, the move is seen as somewhat of a reckoning on VMware's public cloud strategy. VMware has had fits and starts building up its own IaaS public cloud.

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