Manhattan Associates extends relationship with IBM into the Cloud

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Manhattan Associates, Inc. has named IBM Cloud as a preferred cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider for its customers who want to deploy the company's ecommerce applications in the cloud. As part of the announcement, Manhattan Associates is extending its relationship with IBM into the cloud by offering technical support for customers who choose to run its applications on IBM Cloud's SoftLayer infrastructure.

A longtime business partner of IBM, Manhattan Associates provides supply chain commerce solutions to companies like Nordstrom, Papa John's and Genuine Parts Company. In addition to offering its customers various IBM software products, Manhattan Associates now supports IBM Cloud as an alternative deployment method.

"Enterprises today need a mix of cloud infrastructure options and services to be successful," said Ed Bottini, director of cloud services channel sales at IBM. "With IBM Cloud, Manhattan Associates' customers can accelerate their own business transformations by leveraging the SoftLayer platform's power, security, visibility and flexibility."

SoftLayer is the only cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider with a single private network connecting all its cloud data centers and network points of presence (PoPs). It also offers unlimited private network traffic between all its facilities to significantly reduce users' bandwidth costs.

Manhattan Associates' customers can choose from SoftLayer's complete range of bare metal and virtual cloud servers, networking storage security and redundancy options and other services in order to build cloud environments that are tailored to run their ecommerce applications.

"The ability to offer our industry-leading applications via SoftLayer will provide a cost-effective, scalable and dynamic experience for our customers," said Jeff Cashman, senior vice president, Manhattan Associates. "IBM is a strategic, long-term partner for us, and we look forward to working with them as we expand our cloud-based offerings."

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