Vodafone helps move VMware workloads to IBM Cloud

Partnership will offer businesses a data-compliant hybrid environment

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Vodafone and IBM have teamed up to offer businesses the ability to move their VMwareworkloads on a Vodafone Hosted Private Cloud to and from the IBM Cloud.

Vodafone claimed this would offer companies - wherever they're based around the world - compliance with data regulations as well as a faster method for moving workloads.

It also supports a truly hybrid cloud environment, the company said, offering the benefits of both on-premise and cloud infrastructure without the latency usually associated with moving workloads between the two.

Vodafone's director of cloud and hosting services, Greg Hyttenrauch, said: "The combination of our network and our Hosted Private Cloud with the global reach of IBM's capabilities gives customers more flexibility, more choice and the possibility of a true hybrid cloud. There is no doubt in my mind that we are starting out on a long and fruitful relationship."

The service aims to speed up deployment by locating applications closer to users, while keeping businesses' data in a secure environment to ensure compliance with regional data regulations.

"The IBM Cloud is bringing expanded capabilities to Vodafone by providing its customers with quick and easy access to a variety of higher value services across a broader geographical footprint than ever before," Sebastian Krause, general manager IBM Cloud Europe, added. "Through this collaboration, we are further helping enterprises take advantage of the opportunity and value of hybrid cloud." 

VMware added that it's pleased to see Vodafone and IBM teaming up to offer its customers the chance to innovate in the cloud, using its cross-cloud architecture. 

"This new offering from Vodafone and IBM will enable businesses to utilise a globally consistent, common operating model for running, managing and securing their workloads across clouds," Ajay Patel, senior vice president of product development and cloud services at VMware, said. 

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