Hybrid is the new norm

Companies are eager to leverage VMware technologies both on premises and in the cloud. IBM can help your organization improve productivity and efficiency, reduce IT overhead and gain agility by expanding or off-loading infrastructure and management complexity to the powerful IBM Cloud. You can take advantage of hybrid cloud by extending or migrating workloads using secure and seamless networking capabilities offered by VMware.

Live from the IBM booth @ VMworld

What can IBM offer your enterprise?

IBM is the market leader in delivering data, cloud and cognitive capabilities to VMware environments in order to accelerate business innovation and increase your competitive advantage.

Innovation with Cognitive and industry expertise: Use artificial intelligence (AI) with Watson, built with some of the world’s largest usable data sets.

More than 4,000 experts across private and public cloud to help you take advantage of hybrid cloud for business growth.

IBM Cloud for VMware Solution provides fast, easy, and predictable cloud consumption model with no commitments.

Storage infrastructure built for the cloud: IBM Spectrum Storage solutions automatically move data to and from the cloud to optimize costs, performance and data protection.

IBM @ VMworld 2017 US

There are several ways to connect with IBM at VMworld 2017:

  • IBM Exhibit Booth #506
  • IBM Theatre Sessions
  • IBM Meeting Center
  • IBM Client Reception
  • VMworld Breakout Sessions
  • VMworld Hands-on Labs

Visit IBM at Booth #506.

Featured speaker

Dr. Michio Kaku

Dr. Michio Kaku is one of today’s most widely recognized scientific figures. A theoretical physicist, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker, Dr. Kaku is the co-founder of String Field Theory, and continues Einstein’s quest to develop a single, grand unified theory of everything. A noted academic and fixture on science-themed television programs, Dr. Kaku has more than 3 million Facebook fans and more than a half-million Twitter followers.

The following IBM executives will be in attendance:

Don Boulia

General Manager, Cloud Developer Services IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

Brendan Kinkade

Director, Strategic Partners, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform

Mercer Rowe

Vice President, Strategic Partners, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform

David Simpson

Worldwide Vice President, IBM Cloud Services

Mark Nordick

Worldwide Director for IBM Cloud Services

Shantu Roy

Director, VMware Solutions Offering Management, IBM Cloud Platform

Meg Swanson

VP Marketing, IBM Cloud & Developers

Keri Olson

Director, IBM Cloud Development

Simon Kofkin-Hansen

Distinguished Engineer and CTO, VMware Solutions on IBM Cloud

Bina Hallma

VP, Business Line Executive Storwize/SVC

Calline Sanchez

Vice President, IBM Enterprise Systems Storage, IBM Systems

Clod Barrera

Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technical Strategist

Ed Walsh

General Manager, Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM Systems

Eric Herzog

VP Marketing, IBM Storage Systems

Sam Werner

Director, Storage and SDI Strategy

Steve Kenniston

IBM Global Spectrum Software Business Development Executive

Michelle Tidwell

Program Director, Global Offering Manager, Spectrum Virtualize

Interested in meeting with an IBM Executive during the event?

IBM Sessions

Sessions are subject to change.
Please check information at the event.

Monday, August 28
2:00 PM

IBM Cloud - Automated and Simplified Disaster Recovery 

Cloud – based disaster recovery is critical to any production environment and is a high priority for many enterprise organizations today. IBM Bluemix DR solutions offers VMware customers simple, automated recovery, migration and mobility of on-premise VMware workloads to IBM Cloud data centers. In this break out session we will give you a look into how to achieve disaster recovery into a Cloud Foundation environment on IBM Cloud. We will also show you how the same solution can solve your migration challenges into IBM Cloud. We'll dive into the benefits of the solution for VMware environments and show you why to leverage this solution for ensuring consistency, reliability, ease of migration and recovery for your critical workloads.

Zeb Ahmed, Senior Offering Manager, IBM


Monday, August 28
2:30 PM

IBM Cloud, Internet of Things, and Watson: Using the world’s biggest breakthroughs to unleash innovation with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

How do you take advantage of Cognitive, Analytics and IoT innovations as part of your cloud strategy? This session highlights some of the latest technical breakthroughs from IBM Watson and Cloud Platform and explains how to interconnect these technologies and accelerate innovation with your VMware environments on IBM Cloud. Session includes demo.

Keri Olson & Scott Moonen


Monday, August 28
2:30 PM

Addressing your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Challenges with Security and Compliance Automation Based on VMware Cloud Foundation

Complying with industry and government regulations, such as GDPR, is often a critical requirement while using public and hybrid clouds. But, not all cloud providers are focused on providing advanced security measures and helping businesses comply with regulatory requirements. In May 2018, GDPR will go into effect, and the penalty for failing to comply is 4% of a business’ global revenue. Achieving regulatory compliance requires maintaining a high degree of data sovereignty.

Shantu Roy (also, Raghu Yeluri & Bill Hackenberger)


Tuesday, August 29
11:00 AM

Lessons Learned: VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud

No Description Given

Simon Kofkin-Hansen


Wednesday, August 30
9:30 AM

Revolutionzing VM Availability with the Easiest Data Protection Solution You've Ever Seen

Data is the most valuable asset in your organization and right now someone in your organization is seeking to recover critical data. The VM, application or files they need are difficult to access and once recovered, are often outdated or compromised. Tasked with ensuring continuous operations, you can no longer afford to rely on complex, legacy backup solutions that create redundant copies, limit access and delay data recovery. You need a solution that makes protecting and recovering VMs fast and easy.

Join this session to learn how IBM is modernizing data protection with a new, easy to use, lightweight solution specifically designed to bring unparalleled levels of simplicity and speed to critical processes such as snapshots, backups and clones within VMware environments. Session includes demo.

Eric Herzog, Jason Buffington, Jason Cray, Joe Gatti


Wednesday, August 30
11:30 AM

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions: Delivering Key Value Services Using VMware Cloud Foundation

No Description Given

Rob Warren & Girish Mandmadkar


Wednesday, August 30
2:00 PM

IBM Presents: The Future with Dr. Michio Kaku

IBM is thrilled to present one of the world’s most widely recognized figures in science: Dr. Michio Kaku. Theoretical physicist, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker, Dr. Kaku is an internationally-recognized futurist and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, he carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything. As a public figure and global thought leader, Dr. Kaku predicts trends affecting business, medicine, finance, education, and our way of life, based on the latest frontiers in science. Please join us for what is sure to be a memorable dialogue focused on key themes driving our future including cloud, data & analytics, and cognitive / AI.

Dr. Michio Kaku


Thursday, August 31
10:30 AM

From Zero to Six Data Centers in Days –Achieving Worldwide Rapid Time to Market with Cloud Foundation on the IBM Cloud

When IBM Security needed to scale immediately to meet the needs of several Fortune 500 clients, it turned to VMware and the IBM Cloud. Through IBM Cloud’s advanced automation and VMware’s Cloud Foundation SDDC platform, the IBM Cloud Identity Service was rapidly deployed across 72 nodes and six data centers in North America and Europe in just a matter of days. This session covers why Cloud Foundation and the IBM Cloud are the perfect match for you to move or extend your workloads to the cloud in order to achieve significant business advantage.

Steve Huntington

Wednesday, August 30
11:00 AM

Achieving Success in a Multi-Cloud World

Attend this executive panel session to hear directly from industry cloud leaders about the trends they’re seeing in the cloud market and how their most successful customers are achieving success in today’s unique cloud environment. At the conclusion of the panel, you’ll have a chance to ask the panel your own unique questions and hear directly from the experts.

Zane Adam, VP, IBM Cloud (VMware and Openstack) IBM Watson and Cloud Platform , IBM
David Shacochis, Vice President Product Management, CenturyLink
Peter Fitzgibbon, VP and General Manager, Rackspace
Russell Reeder, President and CEO of OVH North America, OVH US
Ajay Patel, SVP VMware Cloud Provider Software, VMware


Thursday, August 31
12:00 PM

Is the Edge Eating the Cloud

No Description Given

Greg Bollella, CTO, IoT, VMware,
Jason Shepard, Dell,
Shantu Roy, Director Offering Management, IBM

Monday, August 28
11:30 AM

The Easiest Backup for VMs You've Ever Seen

 

Devon Helms


Monday, August 28
12:00 PM

Lessons Learned: VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud

 

Frank Chodacki


Monday, August 28
12:30 PM

Build, Automate and Control Cost-Effective VMware Clouds with IBM Storage

 

Yossi Siles


Monday, August 28
1:00 PM

A closer look at VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud

 

Steve Huntington


Monday, August 28
1:30 PM

How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications

 

Zeb Ahmed


Monday, August 28
2:00 PM

Clothing Retailer on IBM Cloud powered by VMWare

 

Anthony Rhook


Monday, August 28
2:30 PM

vCenter Server on IBM Cloud

 

Brent Scotten


Monday, August 28
3:00 PM

Easy VM Data Protection & Availability Meets Enterprise Strong Data Governance

 

Sam Werner


Monday, August 28
3:30 PM

Bridging the Availablity Gap with IBM Cloud

 

Zeb Ahmed


Monday, August 28
4:00 PM

Accelerate Digital Workspace and Private Cloud Delivery with VersaStack Solutions for VDI and VMware Horizon

 

Bill Martinson


Monday, August 28
4:30 PM

IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions: Add Self-Service and Network Consistency to Your Virtualized Environments

 

Erik Anderson


Monday, August 28
5:00 PM

Easy VM Data Protection & Availability Meets Enterprise Strong Data Governance

 

Doug O'Flaherty


Monday, August 28
5:30 PM

Conversations through Watson APIs with enterprise-grade IBM Power, LinuxONE, and z Systems

 

Setareh Mehrabanzad / Sebastien Llaurency


Tuesday, August 29
11:00 AM

Lessons Learned: VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud

 

Simon Kofkin-Hansen


Tuesday, August 29
11:30 AM

Energy Company’s Journey to VMware Cloud Foundation

 

Troy Sutton


Tuesday, August 29
12:00 PM

Highly Available All-Flash Storage for Your VMware Stretch Clusters

 

Yossi Siles


Tuesday, August 29
12:30 PM

NSX Workload Mobility - IBM Point of View

 

Gautam Bhat U


Tuesday, August 29
1:00 PM

The Easiest Backup for VMs You've Ever Seen

 

Steve Kenniston


Tuesday, August 29
1:30 PM

IoT: Realizing the Possibilities enabled by IBM's Cognitive Capabilities

 

Robert Parolin


Tuesday, August 29
2:00 PM

NVMe: Unleashing the Power of IBM Flash Storage Using Cisco UCS and MDS

 

Abhi Bagchi, Cisco Systems


Tuesday, August 29
2:30 PM

VMware and IBM Security Join Forces: Security for a Hybrid Cloud World

 

Chris Coburn


Tuesday, August 29
3:00 PM

Easy VM Data Protection & Availability Meets Enterprise Strong Data Governance

 

Eric Herzog


Tuesday, August 29
3:30 PM

Vmware to the power of IBM Cloud: Enhancing Vmware applications with IBM Cloud and Watson's latest innovations

 

Scott Moonen


Tuesday, August 29
4:00 PM

Accelerate Digital Workspace and Private Cloud Delivery with VersaStack Solutions for VDI and VMware Horizon

 

Bill Martinson


Tuesday, August 29
4:30 PM

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions: Delivering Key Value Services Using VMware Cloud Foundation

 

Rob Warren


Tuesday, August 29
5:00 PM

Easy VM Data Protection & Availability Meets Enterprise Strong Data Governance

 

Doug O'Flaherty


Tuesday, August 29
5:30 PM

Conversations through Watson APIs with enterprise-grade IBM Power, LinuxONE, and z Systems

 

Setareh Mehrabanzad & Sebastien Llaurency


Wednesday, August 30
10:30 AM

Bridging the Availablity Gap with IBM Cloud (DEMO)

 

Zeb Ahmed


Wednesday, August 30
11:00 AM

Backup and Disaster Recovery: A growing set of Eco-System partners (DEMO)

 

Zeb Ahmed


Wednesday, August 30
11:30 AM

Data Security & Compliance Automation with IBM Cloud Secure Virtualization

 

Andrew Guerra


Wednesday, August 30
12:00 PM

Highly Available All-Flash Storage for Your VMware Stretch Clusters

 

Yossi Siles


Wednesday, August 30
12:30 PM

Watson, IBM Hybrid Cloud & VMware vRealize Automation

 

Setareh Mehrabanzad & Sebastien Llaurency


Wednesday, August 30
1:00 PM

Easy VM Data Protection & Availability Meets Enterprise Strong Data Governance

 

Steve Kenniston


Wednesday, August 30
1:30 PM

IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions: Seamlessly Lift and Shift Your Vmware Workloads to the Cloud

 

Erik Anderson


Wednesday, August 30
2:00 PM

Brocade & IBM All-Flash - VMware Synergy for the Cloud Era

 

Craig Nelson, Brocade


Wednesday, August 30
2:30 PM

How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications (DEMO)

 

Zeb Ahmed


Wednesday, August 30
3:00 PM

Build, Automate and Control Cost-Effective VMware Clouds with IBM Storage

 

Yossi Siles


Wednesday, August 30
3:30 PM

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions: Solution Overview

 

Rob Warren


Wednesday, August 30
4:00 PM

Easy VM Data Protection & Availability Meets Enterprise Strong Data Governance

 

Devon Helms


Wednesday, August 30
4:30 PM

A closer look: VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud

 

Steve Huntington

Hands-on labs

Get busy during these intensive, interactive learning experiences.

VMware Cloud Foundation

Provide users with an understanding of how VMware Cloud Foundations (VCF) provides an easier way to deploy and operate a hybrid cloud.

Modules

  • Learn how to deploy VCF in a hosted (public cloud) environment
  • Understand value proposition of having a common SDDC platform across private and public cloud
  • Demonstrate examples of VCP running in a hosted capacity (quick to deploy, expandable, simple to update, not locked-in)

Secure Virtualization

Show customers the security and compliance enablement capabilities of the integrated solution from IBM, Intel and HyTrust on VCF. The user will be able to create, apply and enforce policies based on trusted compute pools to control where data resides, is processed and moved.