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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. 

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Catch up on the new advancements and solutions revealed at this year’s event. And learn about the advantages of using IBM Cloud™ with VMware to run your VMware workloads.

Featured solutions at VMworld 2019

IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions makes cloud adoption faster and easier, 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 and deployment in more than 60 global data centers, and access to best-in-class 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

Conquer any mission-critical workload, anywhere, with IBM Storage VMware-ready solutions. Addressing your current and future enterprise workloads, IBM Storage solves your challenges on hybrid multicloud deployments, modern data protection for VMware environments, cyber resiliency for your cloud and data center, and innovative flash storage for VMware. IBM Storage offers deep VMware integration across the storage portfolio to help you solve all your storage needs at once.

IBM Watson

VMware, in partnership with Watson, is transforming the customer and employee experience by providing valuable insights and improving efficiency with which answers can be found. Together, they make it easier for your employees to handle more routine tasks to get their job done smarter, and can route VMware customer queries to the best technical service engineers for a response. 

Plan your days at VMworld

Monday, 26 Aug

Time Session Speaker
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Applying Machine Learning to Reduce Day 2 Troubleshooting and Headaches

Frank Chodacki, Sr Solutions Architect - IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, IBM


Jack Benney, Senior Managing Consultant, Office of the CTO, VMware Solutions on IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Extended Service Mesh via Istio with IKS and PKS

Kyle Ruddy, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware


JJ Asghar, Developer Advocate, IBM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Extend Your Network and Security to AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud Percy Wadia, Director, Product Management, VMware
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Accelerate Innovation by taking advantage of hybrid multicloud environments Peter Notaro, VP, Hybrid Cloud, Global Technology Services Hybrid Cloud, IBM
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Introduction to Container Networking Pooja Patel, Director, Technical Product Management, VMware


Tuesday, 27 Aug

Time Session Speaker
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Accelerating your On-Premises-to-Cloud Journey with Skytap on IBM Cloud

Jack Cherkas, Enterprise Architect, IBM

Bill Souhrada, Network Architect, IBM
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM AI-Driven Support: Harnessing ML for Next-Generation Proactive Support

Denitsa Panova, Senior Business Analyst, Data Sciences and Advanced Analytics, VMware

Ranjani Mani, Senior Manager, Data Science and Advanced Analytics, VMware
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Free Your Horizon to Soar in the Clouds

Rick Watson, Senior Technical Instructor, VMware

Joel West, Senior Technical Instructor, VMware

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Protect Data-Driven Storage for Hybrid Multicloud

Eric Herzog, CMO and Vice President Global Channel Sales - IBM Storage Systems, IBM

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM How Machine Learning is making support a newly magical experience

Alex Bewley, Sr. Manager - Digital Platform Architecture, VMware

Mike Olingy, User Experience Design - Digital Platform, VMware
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Enabling AI-Powered Workspace ONE Digital Assistant in Intelligent Hub Hemant Sahani, Director, Product Management, VMware


Wednesday, 28 Aug

Time Session Speaker
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Achieve 99.99% Uptime for Your Most Mission Critical Workloads John Lindblom, Technical Offering Manager, IBM Cloud for VMware, IBM
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fully Automated Temple Management

Kyle Ruddy, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

JJ Asghar, Developer Advocate, IBM
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM How American Airlines Built Secure Hybrid Cloud with IBM and VMware HCX

Ajay Anthony, Product Line Manager, VMware

Jordan Shamir, Offering Manager, IBM
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Move SAP Workloads on VMware into Cloud without Re-architecting Sean Freeman, Offering Manager, IBM
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Using NSX-T to Modernize your IT Infrastructure by IBM Michael Whalen, Offering Manager, IBM Cloud


Thursday, 29 Aug

Time Session Speaker
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Best Practices: Security and Compliance for Cloud Workloads

Andrew Guerra, Product Manager, IBM

Scott Moonen, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Cloud



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