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IBM Cloud Partner News - December 2023

By Georgina Bhoyar posted Fri December 01, 2023 04:16 AM

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Take advantage today: Check out the end-of-year promotions for new clients.

Technology News and Product Updates

FalconStor partnership with IBM to deliver superior hybrid cloud for clients

Learn about FalconStor's journey from deploying IBM Power Virtual Server for Tupperware to expanding their reach through IBM reseller partners, including their solution in the IBM Cloud Catalog, and using IBM Power Virtual Server for their business.

TrustRadius 2023 Best of Award Winners for IBM Cloud Object Storage

The award help direct buyers to research new products and solutions for their business needs. TrustRadius announced IBM Cloud Object Storage as the 2023 Best of Awards winner in three categories: Best Value for Price, Best Feature Set, and Best Relationship. Learn more about the Award.

Accelerate hybrid cloud transformation with VMware Cloud Editions on

IBM Cloud. Enterprises working on hybrid cloud adoption and multicloud strategies look for greater flexibility, redundancy and resilience. VMware Cloud Editions help to simplify licensing and cloud management, regardless of where a customer’s workloads reside. Read and share the announcement.

Putting data storage at the forefront of cloud security. Advancements in AI and quantum computing can pose new challenges to customers, especially those in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and more. The combination of IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud Object Storage can help you keep your data secured. Read the blog to learn more.

Business leaders highlight the need for a hybrid cloud approach to unlock the power of generative AI. Organizations that shift to an agile, secure data structure with a hybrid cloud architecture will likely be the winners of tomorrow — armed with a strong foundation from which to compete in the future AI-driven landscape. Read and share the blog.

Learn how to guide your IBM Power clients to embrace hybrid cloud and AI.

·      Read the blog to learn how IBM Power clients modernize and accelerate business transformation with hybrid cloud and AI.

·      Read the blog to learn about the key enhancement of IBM Power Virtual Server across the network, migration, SAP installation, business continuity, operations and support.

Pay for what you use and save more with the IBM Enterprise Savings plan.

IBM Cloud clients can pay for what they use and receive flexible, customized discounts in return for an annual commitment to IBM Cloud with the IBM Enterprise Savings plan. Clients have complete transparency from consumption to invoice, visibility to where they are tracking to Commit and more. Click here to learn about the IBM Enterprise Savings plan and how to onboard a partner.

Fintechs turn to AI and cloud as steadfast forces for innovation.

With customers at the top of their minds, fintech companies harness the power of choice and flexibility of hybrid multicloud and lean into the power of data analytics to deliver enhanced experiences. Read the blog to learn more.

Marketing Resources

Learn how clients across the world are deriving the benefits of IBM Cloud:

·      Packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki’s Cloud First strategy takes shape at IBM Cloud data centers in Singapore and Frankfurt, supporting business continuity, scalability, and digital innovation. Read the case study.

·      GEVA Group, a payment processing company based in Germany, chose IBM Cloud to bolster the security and stability of its SaaS infrastructure. Read the case study.

·      Cadence Design Systems, Inc. leverages IBM Cloud HPC to accelerate electronic chip and system design software development. Read the announcement.

·      Iptor Sweden AB, a leader in ERP, SCM, planning and logistics software and services, relies on IBM Power Systems Virtual Server to support ERP for remote workers. Read the case study.

Kick-start demand generation program planning for 2024. Take advantage of cloud marketing resources available on the MyDM portal:

·    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

·    Hybrid Cloud Migration and Modernization with IBM Power Virtual Server

·     SAP for IBM Cloud


End-of-year promotion for new clients: Clients can earn IBM Cloud credits valued at up to USD 50,000 when they deploy eligible services on IBM Cloud. The promotion is valid through Dec 31, 2023. Read the blog.

USD 500 credit for all new IBM Cloud Object Storage users. Click here for more information.

Try the no-cost Akasia Assessment for VMware workloads to estimate your costs of migrating to and operating in the cloud. Click here to know more or contact your IBM Cloud representative.

IBM Power Virtual Server promotion and incentives include business partner rewards, free trials, public promotions, and build funds. Click here for more information or contact Eapen Valakuzhy at

Use the VPC1000 promo code for USD 1000 in credits. Consume USD 1000 credits against Bare Metal for VPC or any of these VPC resources, including Block Storage for VPC, Virtual Server for VPC, Load Balancer for VPC, and Virtual Private Cloud. Expires Dec 31 2023, or until supplies last.

IBM Cloud Sales Promos and POC

Take advantage of sales promos and POC with skilled service teams to close deals faster for Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud Satellite, VMWare, Power and SAP.

Click here for more information or contact Eapen Valakuzhy at

IBM Cloud free tier includes a free IBM Cloud® Account, 40+ always-free products, and USD 200 credit. Click here for more information.  

Marketing Events

Dec 5-7 - Gartner IT Infra, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conf, Las Vegas

Jan 13 - 16: NRF 2024 | NYC

TechXchange EMEA, Barcelona January 22-25

May 20 - 23, 2024: SAVE THE DATE, THINK 2024 | Boston, MA

Training and Certification

Be recognized for your expertise with Certification PLUS credentials

IBM Cloud Training has a great new incentive. With the new Certification PLUS program, gain a third cloud certification automatically when you earn a paired set of select IBM Cloud certifications.

Certification PLUS, an industry-standard stacked credential, is currently available with eight new combinations of credentials, pairing IBM Cloud Professional Architect, IBM Cloud Professional Developer, and Professional Site Reliability Engineer with specialties such as DevSecOps, Financial Services, SAP, Satellite, or VMware.

Examples of the Credential PLUS sets include:

·      IBM Certified Professional Architect v5 PLUS IBM Cloud for Financial Services v1

·      IBM Certified Professional Architect v5 PLUS IBM Cloud Security Engineer v1

·      IBM Certified Professional Site Reliability Engineer v2 PLUS IBM Cloud for DevSecOps v1

Explore all the combinations here.

Partner Enablement

SKO1 2024, Save the dates

Jan 17 – 19, SKO1 Americas

Jan 30 – Feb 1, EMEA

Feb 21 – 23, APAC

Feb 28 – Mar 1, Japan

Join the new Fintech Innovation Forum, a community dedicated to FinTech in the IBM TechXchange. You can connect, engage, and collaborate with industry peers and subject matter experts interested in accelerating innovation using Cloud and AI technologies across the financial services industry. Click here to get started.


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