Some of you may know that IBM, is a longtime collaborator with VMware. It is now 12 years that IBM has been working with VMWare. IBM produced the first Blade Server with VMARE. IBM was actually VMWare's first joint development partner. Because of that strong relationship IBM is a Platinum Sponsor of VMworld 2011, the virtualization industry's largest event. Look for IBM in Booth #321 demonstrating our hardware solutions for virtualization and cloud computing. The show is in Las Vegas and if you're not in Vegas you can follow the Tweets using the hashtag #VMWARE. Check out IBM's speaking session on Tuesday, Aug 31st at the show:
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 31 3:30pm PST
IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect, Virtualization Management, Monitoring/BSMSession Details:
This session will discuss IBM products and solutions leveraging VMware vSphere in heterogeneous datacenters in three key areas..
Other IBM Sessions at VMWorld : SPO3982 Data Center Convergence
(Twitter hashtag: #SPO3982)Date and Time: Tuesday, August 30 5:30pmBob Zuber, Program Director IBM System xSession Details:
With ever increasing pressure on IT for cost containment and improved service levels, organizations are investigating ways to simplify their IT infrastructure and improve utilization. Data center convergence of servers, storage, and network technologies allow organizations to simplify the management of these resources, increasing utilization and improve flexibility. VMware and System x virtualization effectively consolidates workloads and the foot print in the data center with highly scalable and economic servers. Infrastructure convergence is an evolutionary step toward Smarter Computing. This evolution requires a converged solution that draws from multiple technology trends that are now occurring in the industry. In this session our expert will provide you with great insight into IBM System x direction in data center convergence and how we are maximizing the benefits of technology today and into the future.
SPO3983 Simply Provision and Manage Applications in the Cloud: Your Methodology and Implementation Cookbook
(Twitter hashtag: #SPO3983)Date and Time: Wednesday, August 31 11:00amJason R. McGee, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect WebSphere CloudSession Details:
Has your CIO or IT Director prescribed an end-to-end cloud strategy for your business? Executed correctly, cloud computing will save you money and save you time. However, there are a few caveats to getting it right. IBM is helping clients excel in cloud computing by providing secure and reliable Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions for clouds. Here, we explore the lifecycle of managing middleware to support applications in a cloud. Attend this session and learn from IBM Distinguished Engineers so you can increase time to value and focus on what is important - building new revenue opportunities for your business!
BCO2915 Backup and Data Protection in the Cloud
(Twitter hashtag: #BCO2915)Date and Time: Monday, August 29 1:00pmPeter Kisich, Sr. Storage Technical SpecialistCarlos Lizarralde,Sr. Storage Virtualization SpecialistSession Details:
As cloud infrastructures continue to trend to higher tiers and larger data requirements, solving the challenges of backup, replication and data recovery become more mission critical. Backup and storage technology integration with VMware VADP, SRM, and VAAI are essential to data protection strategies for the cloud.
Software and hardware solutions leverage the VMware data protection framework to provide:
* Zero impact backup to primary storage and server
* VM consistent space efficient snapshots with no I/O overhead
* De-Duplication for optimal storage of historical data
* Data replication which is easy to configure and monitor.
IBM can provide comprehensive insights into technologies that best address these key challenges for the cloud.