IBM and VMware reinforces partnership  

IBM Corporation

VMware Horizon Air customers would be able to take advantage of cloud-hosted desktop and application services via the IBM Cloud. The service is expected to be available in Q3 2016.

VMware Horizon Air cloud services deliver Windows desktops or published applications to desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

These services running on the IBM Cloud will give customers the flexibility to access critical apps and data from any device, anywhere, at anytime.

“IBM has collaborated with VMware for over a decade and this expansion represents a continuation of that relationship helping enterprises more quickly and easily embrace the cloud,” said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president, IBM Cloud.

Earlier in 2016, IBM and VMware announced a partnership designed to help enterprises take better advantage of the cloud’s speed and economics to extend existing workloads from on-premises software-defined data center to the cloud.

“Offering VMware Horizon Air on the IBM Cloud addresses customer demands with an enterprise-grade cloud and services from two proven and trusted companies,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, and head of global marketing and communications, VMware.