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Avnet Cloud Marketplace Expands Portfolio to Include VMware Solutions on the IBM Cloud

By delivering VMware solutions on the IBM Cloud, the distributor enables partners to quickly deploy hybrid cloud environments for their customers. By ChannelPro

Technology distributor Avnet, Inc. has announced that it is now offering VMware on IBM Cloud through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace. This offering leverages VMware and IBM’s recent strategic partnership designed to help businesses take better advantage of the cloud’s speed and economics. This allows Avnet’s partners, initially in the U.S. and Canada, to enable their customers to extend their existing workloads from their on-premises software-defined data centers (SDDC) to the cloud.

“VMware solutions on the IBM Cloud represents a significant milestone because it brings two industry giants together to deliver the next generation of hybrid cloud computing solutions for the benefit of our partners,” says Tony Madden, senior vice president and supplier business executive, Avnet Technology Solutions, Global. “By delivering the solution through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace, we will help accelerate the adoption of the enterprise hybrid cloud, taking full advantage of IBM Cloud’s global scale and footprint. This new offering enables our partners to help their customers easily embrace the cloud while preserving their existing investments and creating new business opportunities.”

“This alliance enables partners to operate a seamless cloud experience for their customers that spans hybrid environments. Regardless of where customers are running their workloads – on-premises in their own data centers or in the IBM Cloud – their hybrid environments run on a consistent stack of VMware software components,” says David Wilson, vice president, IBM Cloud Business Partners and Channel Innovation. “VMware partners can now take advantage of IBM Cloud’s growing footprint of over 45 data centers worldwide (16 countries) to power their customers’ deployments on IBM’s bare-metal hardware infrastructure service in a flexible, cost-efficient way through the Avnet Cloud Marketplace.”

The distributor boasts over thirty years of IBM expertise and more than a decade of developing VMware-based solutions. Additionally, partners can also utilize the Avnet Cloud Solutions team to help them develop solutions across a range of public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. For additional information, visit http://www.avnetpromotions.com/cloudmarketplace/.

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