2016 VM Workshop Sponsors

Velocity Software

Velocity Software

Velocity Software is the world wide recognized leader in z/VM and Linux on System z Performance Management, providing facilities for Performance Analysis, Capacity Planning, Chargeback and Accounting, Operational Support and Cloud Enablement solution for System z. Velocity Software has been producing premier products to support this environment for two decades. Successful installations around the globe rely on Velocity Software to obtain optimal performance from their z/VM systems and Linux guests, from proof-of-concept to deployment of mission-critical applications.

Magnelia Necoy
Cell: 303-999-7646

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Vicom Infinity

Vicom Infinity Inc. is an IBM Premier Business Partner that resells IBM System z mainframe, storage and software and provides the education and services to enable clients to implement and use them to the fullest extent. Vicom Infinity's expertise in providing processing solutions for high-availability environments ensures that it succeeds at a primary objective: to develop each IT ransformation seamlessly, with no impact on its clients continued production and established workloads. Everything it does, from systems analysis to custom installations and knowledge transfer, supports that objective. Vicom Infinity's philosophy for transforming IT functionality is simple: Combine proven technology with the infinite possibilities of innovative thinking.

Leonard J. Santalucia

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Mainline Information Systems

Trusted since 1989, Mainline provides comprehensive IT solutions to over 4,000 satisfied customers. We give the focused attention only a local solution provider can deliver, backed by the expertise and experience of national industry leaders, making us the partner of choice for successful companies. Mainline delivers hardware, software and application solutions, as well as a comprehensive suite of services and financing options for IT infrastructure, business analytics, security, and data management.

As a leading IBM z Systems Premier Business Partner, Mainline is the choice for companies wanting experience, expertise and local resources for their IBM z Systems service and solutions. Backed by our nationwide team, comprised of more than 110 mainframe consulting resources, we have the extensive knowledge, skill base and certifications to tackle any mainframe consulting, planning or testing challenge.

Marianne Eggett

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Enterprise Systems Media

Enterprise Tech Journal, Enterprise Executive, and the EnterpriseSystemsMedia.com website are the destinations for all things IT within the world's largest, multiplatform computing environments. As the only source of independently-published magazines focused on multiplatform enterprise computing for IT staff and managers, these destinations provide a wealth of how-to information. Subscribe today at EnterpriseSystemsMedia.com/subscribe.

Bob Thomas

Luminex Software, Inc

Luminex serves as a trusted advocate helping enterprise customers protect, manage, and leverage corporate data assets by developing and delivering high quality, innovative technology solutions. Renowned for it's industry-leading Mainframe Virtual Tape (MVT) solutions, Luminex also offers professional migration services, the compact T2S mainframe DASD solution, and it's innovative and highly customizable Mainframe Data Integration (MDI) platform.

Michael Pantoja
951.781.4100 x122

Sine Nomine Associates

Sine Nomine provides support and architecture definition services for a wide range of systems, networks and software. We provide a vendor-neutral voice that gives a real, field-tested way to define your future.

Kate Ferguson

IBM Systems Media

IBM Systems Media covers IBM systems and technologies for Mainframe customers in the Mainframe edition, available in print, digital and tablet formats. The magazine and its award-winning website, ibmsystemsmag.com, and EXTRA eNewsletters, provide exclusive information straight from the source: IBM. SUBSCRIBE NOW: www.ibmsystemsmag.com/subscribe.

Elizabeth Reddall


IBM, International Business Machines Corporation, is a technology, consulting, and services company with headquarters in Armonk, NY. The name IBM was adopted in 1924 by the former Computing Tabulating and Recording Company, based in Endicott, NY. Today IBM is one of the leading technology innovators in the world. With the S/360 architecture launched fifty years ago IBM introduced operating systems such as DOS/360, now called z/VSE. Virtual machines were introduced to the world, and IBM's z/VM product has evolved to become the benchmark to which other virtualization solutions are measured. With the millennium change, IBM added Linux on z Systems to drive additional workloads to the most powerful, most reliable, most scalable platform - known as the mainframe.

Bill Bitner
Cell: 607-429-3286

Canonical Ltd.

We deliver Ubuntu!

At the heart of everything we do is Ubuntu, an open source software platform that runs everywhere from the smartphone to the cloud. Our services ensure that it is certified for use on mobile devices, PCs, the smallest to largest servers and cloud infrastructure public or private.

Ubuntu Server brings economic and technical scalability to your datacenter, public or private. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available. Combining this market leading Linux operating system and associated tooling to LinuxONE and z Systems brings this unbeatable hardware platform to the exciting next-gen workloads innovators depend on.

On unbuntu.com, you'll find detailed information about the platform and its features, our services and management tools, plus details about our partner and certification programs.

Anthony Davis
Phone: 682-314-7777

SUSE Linux

SUSE Linux

Established in 1992, SUSE is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing. With a portfolio centered around SUSE Linux Enterprise, we power thousands of organizations around the world across physical, virtual and cloud environments.