Claranet is to work with VMware to develop new cloud and hosted services as well as bolstering joint product, sales and marketing initiatives across EMEA.
In the pipeline is enhanced automation and orchestration of hybrid cloud services on an enterprise level, based on the latest VMware technologies, including VMware NSX, vCloud Director and vRealize Orchestrator.
VMware will provide Claranet with the technical expertise to assist with service design, deployment and support for Claranet's service offerings.
Neil Thomas, Claranet's Product Director, said: "Our respective expertise in working with enterprise-level customers will allow us to open new doors that would otherwise remain shut.
"Claranet's recent drive to supply application-led hosting services requires increased levels of automation and orchestration, from code and deployment to the infrastructure level.
"Working closely with VMware will enable us to supply a broader range of services, and keep up with the demands of our customers, which are quickly pushing beyond the confines of managed services providers' traditional operations."