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Azlan is looking to recruit VAR partners and MSPs to take advantage of the strategic partnership between IBM and VMware that will help enterprises make use of cloudbased services to dynamically extend their on-premises data centre workloads.

The vendors have jointly designed an architecture and cloud offering that will enable customers currently using VMware virtualisation in their data centres to utilise 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 DR capability, and an extended platform for other SDDC-focused projects. In all scenarios it helps customers to make use of proven, softwaredefined solutions while preserving and extending investments, scaling their capabilities and reducing risks and security concerns.

As a leading distributor and aggregator partner for both VMware and IBM SoftLayer cloud solutions, Azlan is wellplaced to enable partners for the new proposition, said Andy 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.’

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, offering end-to-end support and access to training and enablement resources, as well as its professional services teams.

Azlan, with the support of IBM and VMware, will provide the expertise and support to help partners manage and scale IT resources for customers and quickly provision new or existing workloads to the IBM Cloud. It will also provide monthly-based consumption billing options through its StreamOne aggregation portal.

For more information, call Azlan on 01256 864 359 or

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