VMware provides an industry leading virtualization platform that abstracts processor, memory, storage and networking resources to create multiple virtual servers on a single physical server. Multiple physical servers can be clustered together to create a customer’s own private cloud.

IBM Cloud from SoftLayer provides the unique capability for customers to provision dedicated bare metal servers upon which they can deploy their own VMware based private cloud. For example, this enables the creation of a hybrid cloud where on-premise VMware based servers, tooling, and processes could be extended into the public cloud. More information on this unique IBM Cloud on SoftLayer on VMware capability can be found here.