Services & Solution Provider Program

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Global reach. Platform expertise.

Meet the best cloud for enterprise applications.

Build your enterprise cloud application or service on the cloud that’s transforming the industry. IBM Cloud was named the #1 hybrid cloud provider for the enterprise1, and offers many cloud advantages for Business Partners, including a virtually unmatched spectrum of capabilities, a broad range of education and sales content to enable business success, and the opportunity to extend your reach to clients through our cloud services and solutions.

Our Services and Solution Providers program gives you access to: best practices for building high performance solutions on our world-class platform, high-quality content and professional IT trainers to develop your skills, and go-to-market opportunities with potential for co-marketing funding. Apply online today, call 866.398.7638 or Contact us for more information.

Paul Farrall, VP of Operations for Skytap, explains how his organization uses SoftLayer to transform the software development lifecycle, helping customers deliver better software faster.
Continuum Managed Services
Dee Zepf, VP of Partner Success at Continuum Managed Services, describes why Continuum chose SoftLayer to meet the technical demands of its industry-leading backup and recovery solutions.
Kevin Allen from IBM Cloud talks with AppFirst's Ron Ranaldi, VP Sales & Marketing, about AppFirst and its relationship with IBM, which includes SoftLayer and the IBM Cloud marketplace.
Greg Bonnette, VP of Strategy and Innovation for Ironside, discusses how Ironside leverages SoftLayer to help their clients get their platforms up and running more quickly, achieving better results faster.
Coriell Life Sciences, Cnetric, Equinix, & Flagship
Ed Bottini, director Cloud Services Sales, IBM, and four top Business Partner executives explain how each unlocks the value of our joint solutions for customers.
Ilene Vogt, Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Services for Silanis, details why Silanis chose SoftLayer to roll out eSignLive environments around the world on demand to meet the needs of a global customer base.
Jean Mayrand, Vantrix President and CEO, talks about why Vantrix selected SoftLayer to deliver its high-quality, multiscreen video solutions globally with low latency, high scalability, and elasticity.
Global Reach

Data centers and additional network points of presence around the world provide a global footprint to call your own.


Training resources feature high-quality content and professional IT trainers, so you can develop a strong skills portfolio.

Marketing Funds

Access to co-marketing funding for eligible Business Partners to drive demand.

Program Discounts

SoftLayer offers a tiered discount program, with discounts ranging from 5% – 20% based on monthly recurring revenue (i.e., $1,500 to $100,000+). Program details, features, and tier volume levels and their associated discounts are disclosed in the SoftLayer operational guide. This guide is available to applicable participants as they enter into contract with SoftLayer.

Additional Program Features

1Synergy Research Group, Wall Street Journal
2Your company must join IBM PartnerWorld to take advantage of this benefit. IBM PartnerWorld is a global marketing and enablement program designed to help IBM Business Partners take advantage of market opportunities and generate new revenue.