Ready for Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure helps demonstrate your solution compatibility with the IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure software portfolio. The technical validation covers solutions and applications meeting the IBM integration criteria for integrating with Tivoli Software, Maximo, Netcool, TRIRIGA, Endpoint Manager, Storage Manager, SmartCloud service management, and SmartCloud Orchestration software. Successfully validated solutions can gain valuable exposure to clients and other IBM Business Partners through the ISM Library, Cloud Marketplace, and solution showcases. The IBM Innovation Centers can help with information and arranging enablement assistance.
Accreditation is a program that allows any Business Partner to develop their technical skills and earn recognition for their skills achievements. Roadmaps and resources to facilitate skill development are provided. Accredited Business Partners benefit with discounts on future exams, access to self-paced on-line virtual classes and access to CSIDE demo system. GOLD-level accreditations have additional opportunity for level 2 expedited support and technical enablement assistance from the IBM Innovation Centers for Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure solutions.
Product and Solution are the two types of accreditation. The Product level focuses on individual product deployment skills and the Solution level focuses on cross-product solution understanding and component product skills.