SoftLayer joins IBM’s new cloud services division, which combines SoftLayer with IBM SmartCloud into a global platform. The new division, led by General Manager James Comfort, will provide a broad range of choices to both IBM and SoftLayer clients, ISVs, and channel and technology partners.
SoftLayer will enable IBM to deliver an industry first: marrying the security, privacy and reliability of private clouds with the economy and speed of a public cloud. SoftLayer offers a breakthrough capability that provides a cloud “on ramp” for born-on-the-web companies, government and the Fortune 500.
IBM cloud revenue grew by 80 percent in 2012. Already one of the world’s leading cloud providers, IBM expects to reach $7 billion annually in cloud revenue by the end of 2015.
Point Financial began it’s 6 year relationship with Soft Layer back in October of 2007. In the end, 7 successful transactions were completed to account for over $13,000,000 and mutually beneficial partnership for each company.