Visit IBM at VMworld

Discover the power of IBM + VMware

Technologies like AI, cloud, blockchain and IoT offer unprecedented opportunities for leading companies to put smart to work — where it matters most for their industry. With deep knowledge of industries, regulations and security, IBM brings forward-thinking expertise to help you deliver these powerful capabilities to VMware environments in the IBM Cloud.

IBM has thousands of specialists to help you easily make the transition from on premises to cloud and position you to capitalize on the benefits of a hybrid cloud model.  From simplified migration solutions, to complex multicloud storage environments, to security solutions to protect your VMware workloads, IBM is ready to meet your needs. 

Lock in to this VMworld session with Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen

Plus an amazing display of hand-painted skateboards

Spark your own creativity at this thought-provoking session with two of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Moderated by IBM’s own skateboarding aficionado and CTO of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, Simon Kofkin-Hansen, on August 28 at 11 AM PT, the session will explore open sourcing the creative process, successful entrepreneurship and the never-ending quest for innovation.

Each day of VMworld, the IBM booth will also feature a dazzling art exhibit of hand-painted skateboards and live onsite painting of boards by two of Mexico’s finest contemporary artists, MC Lancaster and Simon Cruz. You won’t want to miss it!

Head shots of Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen

Featured solutions at VMworld 2018

IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions makes cloud adoption fast and easy, allowing you to optimize the value of existing on-premises infrastructure, while confidently leveraging the same tools, technologies and skills in the cloud. Gain rapid scalability, deployment in 60+ global data centers, and access to industry-leading disaster recovery, backup, security and compliance solutions from an array of ecosystem partners.

IBM Services

Engaging with IBM Services means access to experts with years of experience with VMware products and managing infrastructure, delivered through innovative approaches. IBM brings strong capabilities in hybrid cloud and is applying automation and IBM Watson® AI technologies to help clients adopt, deploy or migrate to the cloud.

IBM Storage

Regardless of the source or where your data is stored, IBM Storage and Software-Defined Infrastructure solutions help you get the most value from your data in today's data-driven, multicloud world. IBM offerings are ideally suited for VMware deployments and can power your business through an agile software-defined foundation. The offerings are optimized for VMware, ensuring you can extend your investment as you modernize, transform and leverage multicloud models to boost your business.

IBM Security

VMware AppDefense, integrated with the IBM QRadar Security Intelligence platform for faster response, protects applications running in virtualized and cloud environments. Downloadable for free via the IBM Security App Exchange, this powerful app understands how applications running in virtualized environments are meant to behave, monitors changes to that intended state, and sends actionable alerts when applications deviate from their intended behavior.

IBM Systems

IBM Systems offers enterprise servers and software with the performance, scalability, security, industry-leading uptime and resilience to make your multicloud strategy a reality. Some of the world's most advanced enterprises depend on IBM Z® and IBM Power Systems™ to run their mission-critical workloads and provide a future-proof foundation for innovative multicloud solutions.

Plan your days at VMworld

Sunday, Aug. 26

Time Title Speaker(s) Session type

1:00 PM

Seamless, Large Scale Workload Migrations to the IBM Cloud

Serge Maskalik (VMware)

Breakout session: HYP3061QU

5:30 PM

Accelerate Application Migration and Performance Without Compromising Security

Andrew Guerra

Theater session

6:00 PM

Multicloud VM Recovery: To the Cloud and In the Cloud

Devon Helms

Theater session

6:30 PM

Migrating and Modernizing VMware and AIX-based Applications

Steve Huntington

Theater session

7:00 PM

Enable a Seamless Multicloud IT Consumption Experience with VMware and IBM

Ranjit Nayak

Theater session

 

 

 

Monday, Aug. 27

Time

Title

Speaker(s)

Session type

11:30 AM

Address Your Disaster Recovery and Backup Needs: Physical, Virtual, and Multicloud

Jordan Shamir

Theater session

12:00 PM

Accelerating Virtual Desktops with VMWare Horizon and IBM Flash Storage

Megan Grohman

Theater session

12:30 PM

How IBM’s Digital Workplace Services is Transforming Clients to a Modern Digital Workplace with VMware Technologies

Henry Cipriano

Theater session

1:00 PM

How Advanced Threat Intelligence Can Protect Your Data

Andrew Guerra

Theater session

1:30 PM

Independent Health Improves VMware Data Protection with IBM Spectrum Protect

Jeff Connor (Sirius Computer Solutions)

Theater session

2:00 PM

When it Comes to Hybrid Cloud, Orchestrating System is the New Operating System, Powered by VMware vRA Cloud

Rishi Ranjan

Theater session

2:30 PM

Modernize Legacy Applications through Containerization Services

Matthew Johnson

Theater session

2:30 PM

How Advanced Threat Intelligence Can Protect Your Data

Andrew Guerra

Breakout session: HYP3827BUS

3:00 PM Driving Transformation from the Data Center to the Public Cloud Raghu Raghuram (VMware) Rajiv Ramaswami (VMware) Showcase keynote

3:00 PM

Advance Auto Parts Modernizes its Data Infrastructure for the Digital Era with VMware and IBM Storage

Warren Saltzman (Lighthouse Computer Services) Mitch Patro (Advance Auto Parts)

Theater session

3:30 PM

Seamless and Secure Migration to the Cloud

Jordan Shamir

Theater session

4:00 PM

Journey to the Next-Generation Networks

Robb Baer

Theater session

4:30 PM

Modernize Your VMware Application Infrastructure with Multicloud, NVMe All-Flash Solutions from IBM

Eric Herzog

Theater session

5:00 PM

Protect Data with Encryption and Compliance Automation

Andrew Guerra

Theater session

5:30 PM

Orchestrated Recovery of Your Critical VMs from a Malicious Cyber Attack

Jason Proctor

Theater session

 

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Time

Title

Speaker(s)

Session type

11:00 AM

IBM Presents: Free Stylin' the Cloud with Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen

Simon Kofkin-Hansen (IBM)

Tony Hawk

Rodney Mullen

Featured session: HYP3853PU

11:00 AM

Address Your Disaster Recovery and Backup Needs: Physical, Virtual, and Multicloud

Jordan Shamir

Breakout session: HYP3829BUS

11:00 AM

IBM and VMware Cloud Foundation: Building a Unified Hybrid SDDC Experience

Jim Robbins (IBM)

David Liang (VMware)

Breakout session: PRV3477BU

11:30 AM

Breaking the Rules of Cloud Migration – Risk-Free Migration to IBM - VMware Cloud

Prakash Somani

Theater session

12:00 PM

Driving Multicloud Deployments with VersaStack Converged Infrastructure Solutions from Cisco, IBM and VMware

Brett Kerns

Theater session

12:30 PM

Get Visibility into Your VM Infrastructure with VMware AppDefense + IBM QRadar 

Chris Coburn

Theater session

12:30 PM

NIST’s Trusted Cloud Building Block and Reference Architecture

Harmeet Singh (IBM)

Raghu Yeluir (Intel)

Murugiah Souppaya (NIST)

Hemma Prafullchandra (HyTrust)

Carlos Phoenix (VMware)

Breakout session: HYP3714PUS

1:00 PM

IBM Expense Management with Watson—Device Refresh

Henry Cipriano

Theater session

1:30 PM

Top 3 Misconceptions about Desktop as a Service

Steve Huntington

Theater session

2:00 PM

Simplifying Multicloud Integration Across Your VMware Environment with IBM Spectrum Connect

Megan Grohman

Theater session

2:30 PM

Zero Tolerance: How Orchestrated Disaster Recovery Can Help Eliminate Downtime

Jason Proctor

Theater session

3:00 PM

Address Your Disaster Recovery and Backup Needs: Physical, Virtual, and Multicloud

Jordan Shamir

Theater session

3:15 PM

How to Migrate and Create a Hybrid Cloud using IBM Cloud and VMware HCX

Tarsio Moraes

Breakout session: VMTN5519U

3:30 PM

City of Tyler Builds a Foundation for AI with IBM Spectrum Storage and VMware

Chris Bogan (Mark III Systems)

Theater session

5:00 PM

Journey to the Next-Generation Networks

Robb Baer

Theater session

5:30 PM

Unlock the Value of Your VM Copies with Modern Data Protection and Availability Solutions

Devon Helms

Theater session

 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Time

Title

Speaker(s)

Session type

10:00 AM

Deliver Real Value in your Data-Driven Enterprise with Multicloud

Eric Herzog (IBM)

Mitch Patro (Advanced Auto Parts)

Tom Matt (Follett)

Kevin Carrington (Lighthouse Computer Systems)

Breakout session: HYP3828PUS

10:30 AM

Seamless and Secure Migration to the Cloud

Jordan Shamir

Theater session

11:00 AM

Enable a Seamless Multicloud IT Consumption Experience with VMware and IBM

Ranjit Nayak

Theater session

11:30 AM

Protect Data with Encryption and Compliance Automation

Andrew Guerra

Theater session

12:00 PM

Enable Multicloud VMware High Availability / Disaster Recovery Environments with IBM Spectrum Virtualize

Michelle Tidwell

Theater session

12:30 PM

Automate Provisioning of IBM Power and Z Workloads with VMware vRealize

Setareh Mehrabanzad

Theater session

1:00 PM

Recovery: Achieving Resilience Against Cyber Attacks for Hybrid Environments

Vinod Kuppusamy

Theater session

1:30 PM

How Advanced Threat Intelligence Can Protect Your Data

Andrew Guerra

Theater session

2:00 PM

Modernize Your VMware Application Infrastructure with Multicloud, NVMe All-Flash Solutions from IBM

Eric Herzog

Theater session

2:30 PM

Journey to the Next-Generation Networks

Robb Baer

Theater session

3:00 PM

How IBM’s Digital Workplace Services is Transforming Clients to a Modern Digital Workplace with VMware Technologies

Henry Cipriano

Theater session

3:30 PM

Modernize Legacy Applications through Containerization Services

Matthew Johnson

Theater session

4:00 PM

Blockchain Demystified: The Ideal Infrastructure from IBM and VMware

Joe Rendace

Theater session

4:00 PM

Running SAP in the Hybrid Cloud

Bradley Knapp (IBM)

Byron Cheng (VMware)

Roger Korth (University of Nebraska)

Breakout session: VAP3757PU

4:30 PM

Driving Multicloud Deployments with VersaStack Converged Infrastructure Solutions from Cisco, IBM and VMware

Brett Kerns

Theater session

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

Time

Title

Speaker(s)

Session type

10:30 AM

Public Cloud: A critical component of your Digital Transformation

Keri Olson 

Breakout session: HYP3300BU

10:30 AM

Migrations made easy on the IBM Cloud ... Deep Breath, Focus, Go!

Dale Hoffman 

Simon Kofkin-Hansen 

Breakout session: HYP1969BU

 

Smart Conversations and Cocktails

Join IBM in the Skyfall Lounge on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.