IBM is unique in the market with its SoftLayer & VMWare value proposition. With this offering, VMWare clients can seamlessly move workloads from on-premise to cloud. Add to that IBM’s Software-Defined Networking(SDN) and you have the same high security, same tools and support the customer uses already. In addition the product can offer clients 100% uptime since they can move workloads on the fly between Data Center’s with no downtime even for maintenance. This alliance also means that VMWare is only priced by CPU vs normal by CPU and Storage, so big cost saving potential also!