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CLOUD Executive Perspective IBM Cloud Success Series Worldwide

Access to SaaS solutions with the IBM Value Package—at no additional charge!

Many IBM Business Partners have expressed a keen interest in accessing XaaS environments for various purposes such as developing solutions, running sales demos and conducting training. We have listened—and as a result, we are launching an exciting enhancement for you on IBM Cloud.

I’m excited to announce that five Extended XaaS Trials are now available as part of the IBM Value Package.

Many of you have been leveraging IBM Value Package benefits to attain the skills necessary for IBM Channel Value Rewards, and are using the on-premises Software Access Catalog to build, test and evaluate solutions, as well as to develop customer demonstrations.

The IBM Value Package now includes exclusive access to extended 12-month trials for selected XaaS services for those of you who have active Value Pack subscriptions. This provides Value Subscribers with an uninterrupted and on-demand trial environment for sandboxes, demos and training with XaaS offerings to help accelerate XaaS sales and cloud adoption with clients. Currently, the Extended XaaS Trials include the following solutions, with more coming soon in Q4.

IBM Cloud offerings available:

  1. Aspera Files
  2. Blueworks Live
  3. Cloud Video
  4. Watson Analytics Professional
  5. Workload Automation

IBM Cloud offerings coming soon:

  1. Watson Workspace Essentials
  2. Data Science Experience

For those who have not yet subscribed to the IBM Value Package, be sure to take a look at all of the benefits that the package provides. Sign up today to gain access to this great new resource.

In addition, Bluemix Service Credits (from USD 1,200 a year for qualified registered partners up to USD 6,000 a year for Platinum partners) are available to any IBM Business Partner to consume any of the Bluemix Services, currently more than 150 and growing. This is another investment from IBM to help you, our Business Partners, develop your skills, solutions and customer assets on IBM Cloud.

If you need help or are unsure who to contact to get started, these worldwide Cloud Channels SaaS team members can provide the assistance you need.

Worldwide Cloud Channel Sales Team:

Please comment below if there are topics you would like us to address in our blog series.

Laurie Evans (@lolobevans)
Vice President, Business Partners and Channel Innovation
IBM Cloud, Channel Sales

Laurie Evans is Vice President, Business Partners and Channel Innovation, IBM Cloud Channel Sales. She is responsible for Business Partner strategy and sales execution worldwide. Laurie's team drives strategic direction of all Business Partner types including VADs, Resellers, SaaS Partners, ISVs, MSPs, CSPs and ESAs. Laurie has recently joined IBM and has over 24 years experience in direct and channel sales, OEM and Alliances.

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