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Get to know the history of the VMware-IBM partnership

June 27, 2019 / Paul Korzeniowski

Since IBM and VMware partnered in 2016, the two have worked to integrate their cloud and management products. Both companies have benefitted from the agreement, but a rapidly evolving cloud landscape raises questions about long-term viability. Organizations require a system of open, cloud-agnostic tools to develop, deploy and manage multiple clouds. VMware created such a system when it teamed up with IBM to extend its on-premises management tools vSphere, NSX and vSAN to the IBM Cloud.VMware wants to become Switzerland of cloud management systems, said Roy Illsley, analyst at market research firm Ovum, a division of Informa, based out of Boston.