To support high growth BP acceleration initiative to achieve $425M in WCP revenue from ISV/SI partners we need Bluemix offering to support 30-60 day trial for new acquisition customers that allows them to provision BOTH IAAS and PAAS services.
Today, Bluemix trial supports PAAS service provision alone.
This additional offering capability, is critical to meet new partner acquisition targets for 2h 2017 and 2018.
In addition, current trial does NOT showcase IBM cloud competitive advantage since IAAS/PAAS integrated consoles not included in current Bluemix trial.
So not only this is needed to beat competition and acquire new partners faster!!!
Current estimate to fund this functional addition for 2018 is $850k to deliver functional enhancement and BP monthly credit while waiting for delivery of new trial function.
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