Azlan has outlined how it will build on strategic partnership and technology collaborations between the two vendors and resellers and MSP.
The distribution specialist is looking to recruit value-added reseller partners and managed services providers to take advantage of the strategic partnership between IBM and VMware that will help enterprises make use of cloud-based services to dynamically extend their on-premises data centre workloads.
IBM and VMware have jointly designed an architecture and cloud offering that will enable customers that are currently using VMware virtualisation in their data centres to use IBM’s cloud resources to meet additional demand for infrastructure when required.
The joint offering can also be deployed effectively to manage workload migrations and data centre consolidation, provide disaster recovery capability, and provide an extended platform for other SDDC-focused projects.
As a leading distributor and aggregator partner for both VMware and IBM SoftLayer cloud solutions, Azlan is well-placed to enable partners for the new proposition, said Andrew Brown, director of cloud services UK and Ireland for Tech Data.
“The strategic partnership between IBM and VMware is a good opportunity for partners of both companies. It is ideally suited for the very substantial proportion of enterprises that have on-premises deployments of VMware within their data centres and would like the capability to expand their capacity, as and when they need to, utilising IBM SoftLayer cloud services. It will enable organisations to embrace the cloud while preserving their existing investments and taking their business plans forward,” said Brown.
“Azlan will be contacting partners of both companies to articulate the benefits and the many real-world scenarios in which this innovative combination of technologies can be deployed. We’ll be offering end-to-end support and access to our extensive training, enablement and professional services teams to our partners that want to take advantage of the potential that this collaboration between IBM and VMware delivers.”