IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions: The premier VMware-based Cloud for Mission and Business Critical workloads

Start Date:9/12/2019

Start Time:10:00 AM PDT

Duration:45 minutes


Now Available On Demand
VMware and IBM have made significant investments in the partnership, and these investments are starting to pay rich dividends in terms of market traction and success.  As VMware’s largest cloud partner, our partnership now has thousands of enterprises deployed across a global network backbone of 60 data centers in 19 countries.  Whether you’re a developer, or a global enterprise, IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions offers the most comprehensive platform for VMware workloads.  Together we are Developer Ready, Enterprise Grade, Secure to the Core, and AI Powered.

In this session, Simon and Rahul will recap key findings from VMworld US 2019, as well as cover the partnership’s leadership position as the best VMware-based Cloud for your Mission and Business Critical workloads.

Takeaways will include:

  • Recap of VMworld US 2019 – with a focus on messaging and announcements relative to our partnership
  • Why IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is the best place to run your Mission Critical workloads – 99.99% availability, now with greater flexibility and automation
  • Why IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is the best place to run your Business Critical Applications – with a focus on SAP
  • Future roadmap – what additional innovation will the partnership be delivering in the near future

Join us, and explore why IBM and VMware are uniquely positioned for the long term future of Hybrid Cloud.

Resource: VMware Cloud webinar session from July 25, 2019 “IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions – Overview and Technical Innovations

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Simon Kofkin-Hansen

Simon is responsible for the overall strategy and architecture for the Vmware on IBM Cloud solutions along with bringing additional services onto the platform. He is also responsible for the migration and vmware hybrid cloud strategy across IBM, covering both IBM and non-IBM product sets. I have extensive experience with a multitude of clients around the world and across all industry types in providing guidance, strategy as well as a path forward while they engage in various parts of their transformation to the cloud and adoption of higher levels of automation within their businesses. As well as being known within the industry for my contribution to cloud computing, his appreciation of the technology, script based automation, and the value that these re-usable automation components can bring our clients, has helped to refocus the software delivery model globally across the IT industry. Simon's innovation in the application of automation technology is reflected in both the acceleration of service delivery in support of IBM's clients, as well as in the patents filed with regard to the deployment of Cloud and complex Information Technology Systems.Simon is a globally recognized leader within the IBM software automation ecosystem and hence, often sought after for his technical knowledge and insights from across IBM’s clients, partners and internal business units. He applies his deep technical knowledge, and understanding of technology trends, to drive the development of new product offerings and to ensure that IBM can adapt quickly to the rapidly changing demands of the Cloud based market place. He is skilled in the art of fostering partnerships and technical collaboration across IBM, as well as partner vendor organizations, to draw out technical best practice and drive innovative thinking. Simon has a passion to immerse himself in the challenges faced by his clients and find new and creative ways to resolve these challenges whilst inspiring those around me to excel.

Rahul Srivastava

Director, VMware-IBM Joint Innovation Lab


Rahul leads the VMware-IBM Joint Innovation Lab, chartered to incept and incubate differentiated revenue-driving joint VMware IBM offerings. Rahul has 20+ years’ experience designing and implementing Enterprise System Software and Mission Critical Applications. Currently focused on Digital Transformation - building next-generation Cloud Native Apps and modernizing legacy Java Middleware apps. Deep expertise in PaaS solutions like Cloud Foundry & Kubernetes and CI/CD best practices & solutions. Formerly, one of the lead engineers of Oracle WebLogic Server, the market leading Java Application Server.
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