Closing out VMworld EU with our favorite moments from the show.

Another VMworld has come to a close! We could not have asked for two better shows. Our US show in San Francisco was the perfect kickoff, comprised of several IBM Cloud and VMware partnership announcements

Since the August show, IBM and VMware have continued to work together to launch new products showcasing innovation and leading technology that demonstrate why IBM Cloud is the right public cloud for VMware solutions. Our partnership over the last year—and, in particular, these critical advancements in the last few months—made our presence at the Barcelona show all the more exciting. We had a blast and hope you were able to join us! Relive the top highlights from the show below. 

IBM and VMware partnership 

For us, VMworld is the opportunity to share with clients, partners, and industry leaders the advancements IBM and VMware have made together to deliver secure, enterprise grade VMware solutions on the cloud. The event is the culmination of our collaborative partnership, endless visioning, continued investment, and inspired dedication to bringing value to our customers. The end goal is for our clients to realize the benefits of migrating VMware workloads to IBM Cloud quickly, and the reward is seeing the impact first hand.

Seven major announcements

At VMworld Barcelona, we made several (7!) major announcements extending the IBM Cloud for VMware solutions portfolio. These advancements showcase our commitment to driving market opportunity and transformation through our deep expertise, expansive network of partners, and supporting services available to enable enterprises of all shapes and sizes to adopt and accelerate their journey to cloud. Announcements include the following: 

Hanging out with clients

When we see IBM cloud technology and VMware applications working together to advance our clients’ business objectives, it motivates us to continue to deliver enterprise grade solutions for the world’s top businesses. Our clients are on the front lines, trusting us and our partnership, and investing in continuous transformation—they make it possible. 

Every year when VMworld rolls around, we are thrilled to be accompanied onsite by many of our clients, all at different stages of their cloud journey. This year we had the pleasure of engaging with dozens of IBM clients in varying capacities and were able to showcase IBM and client stories from Universidad Europa and Veritas. We value our clients and are thankful to partner with them in advancing cloud technology in their enterprises and industries. They truly are the best.

Enabling customers with lessons learned and best practices

Coming together at events like VMworld and having the opportunity to share our expertise and provide valuable insights is the most fun! In particular, being able to impart knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices to support customers in their journey to the cloud is one of the best parts. 

IBM Cloud held three sponsored sessions, five breakout sessions, and fifteen theater sessions. These sessions included high-value content, practical exercises, client stories, and expert coaching to enable adoption of knowledge and skills. We do hope the content was valuable. As a continuation, attendees are able to sign up for a demo or consultation to discuss their cloud journey with an IBM Cloud team member.

Winning at the IBM stand 

Whether it was literally winning one of the 30+ high-valued prizes or figuratively winning with priceless knowledge imparted by our experts, the IBM stand was certainly the place to be. Featuring a real-life Aston Martin Red Bull racing car and hot swag, the stand hosted 10 pedestals, hundreds of selfies, thousands of beautiful people from all over the world, and unlimited memories made. Every year gets better and better! Thanks to all of you that stopped by. 

So, what next? 

Thanks again to all of you that contributed to making this a memorable VMworld. We truly enjoyed the experience. See you next year! 


More from Cloud

Kubernetes version 1.28 now available in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

2 min read - We are excited to announce the availability of Kubernetes version 1.28 for your clusters that are running in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. This is our 23rd release of Kubernetes. With our Kubernetes service, you can easily upgrade your clusters without the need for deep Kubernetes knowledge. When you deploy new clusters, the default Kubernetes version remains 1.27 (soon to be 1.28); you can also choose to immediately deploy version 1.28. Learn more about deploying clusters here. Kubernetes version 1.28 In…

Temenos brings innovative payments capabilities to IBM Cloud to help banks transform

3 min read - The payments ecosystem is at an inflection point for transformation, and we believe now is the time for change. As banks look to modernize their payments journeys, Temenos Payments Hub has become the first dedicated payments solution to deliver innovative payments capabilities on the IBM Cloud for Financial Services®—an industry-specific platform designed to accelerate financial institutions' digital transformations with security at the forefront. This is the latest initiative in our long history together helping clients transform. With the Temenos Payments…

Foundational models at the edge

7 min read - Foundational models (FMs) are marking the beginning of a new era in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), which is leading to faster development of AI that can be adapted to a wide range of downstream tasks and fine-tuned for an array of applications.  With the increasing importance of processing data where work is being performed, serving AI models at the enterprise edge enables near-real-time predictions, while abiding by data sovereignty and privacy requirements. By combining the IBM watsonx data…

The next wave of payments modernization: Minimizing complexity to elevate customer experience

3 min read - The payments ecosystem is at an inflection point for transformation, especially as we see the rise of disruptive digital entrants who are introducing new payment methods, such as cryptocurrency and central bank digital currencies (CDBC). With more choices for customers, capturing share of wallet is becoming more competitive for traditional banks. This is just one of many examples that show how the payments space has evolved. At the same time, we are increasingly seeing regulators more closely monitor the industry’s…