2020 VM Workshop Sponsors

Information about becoming a sponsor is available here.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, you can use the Registration Form.

If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor, you can send an email to sponsorship@vmworkshop.org.

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

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

Sponsor Offer(s) for VM Workshop Attendees:

Broadcom, Inc.

Broadcom Mainframe Software specializes in DevOps, Security, AIOps, and Foundational software solutions for their enterprise. We provide z/OS, z/VM and VSE solutions that help organizations accelerate, transform, and secure their IT infrastructures. We enable our clients to embrace open Mainframe modernization, integrate Mainframe Software as part of their cloud, and innovate to drive their business forward. For more information, visit www.broadcom.com/products/mainframe.

Jay Zelnick
Advisor, Product Management

Barnard Software, Inc.

Barnard Software Inc. (BSI) is a full IPv4 and IPv6 solution provider to the VSE/ESA and z/VSE customer. The future of TCP/IP is IPv6/VSE. BSI will keep your company competitive with cutting edge technology. BSI applications are ready today to move your company to the next level of network addressing. Our high performance TCP/IP products are reliable and easily integrated into existing systems. BSI has been a TCP/IP solution provider to the VSE customer for 20 years.

Teri Barnard


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 sixty 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 IBM Z to drive additional workloads to the most powerful, most reliable, most scalable platform - known as the mainframe.

Brian Hugenbruch

vChain, Inc.

CodeNotary, provided by vChain Inc., is the leading Open Source trust solution that delivers tamperproof integrity for all digital assets. Via immutable notarization and authentication, from code to production, it builds continuous trust in the entire DevOps process. CodeNotary today already processes over 10 million code and container authentications every single month.

Andrea Compagnoni
vChain, Inc.


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 innovative IT solutions, including cloud and hybrid cloud offerings, on premises infrastructure systems, business analytics, cyber security, and data management solutions and more.

As a leading IBM Platinum Business Partner, Mainline is the choice for companies wanting experience, expertise and local resources for their IBM Z systems, services, 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 including Z modernization.

Andy Hartman

Sponsor Offer(s) for VM Workshop Attendees:

Optica Technologies, Inc.

Optica Technologies is a leading provider of innovative mainframe virtual tape solutions for the z/VM and z/VSE market worldwide. Our zVT family of mainframe virtual tape products are the most modular, scalable, flexible and resilient virtual tape solutions in the industry. We take pride in consistently delivering world-class product reliability and compatibility, including unmatched service and support to the thousands of satisfied customers that we serve globally.

Sean T. Seitz
VP Technical Sales



SUSE® provides and supports enterprise-grade Linux and open source solutions with exceptional service, value and flexibility. With partners and communities, we innovate, adapt and deliver secure Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage software to create solutions for mixed enterprise IT environments. We help customers harness the benefits and power of an open enterprise that can empower their possibilities.

Contact us: https://www.suse.com/contact/
Sales Number: 800-796-3700

CSI International

CSI developed the original and most robust TCP/IP solution for z/VSE. Customers looking for stability, reliability, and world class technical service have turned to CSI for over two decades as their number one network solution provider for mission critical z/VSE systems. Today CSI is innovating and preparing a new wave of Z-technology aimed at providing reliable and scalable solutions for client's critical infrastructure needs.

Katie Shaw
Direct Cell: (740)207-1986

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 Stringfield

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

IBM Systems Media

IBM Systems Media covers IBM systems and technologies for IBM Z customers in the IBM Z edition, in your choice or print, digital, or tablet (iPad/Android) format. The magazine along with our brand new website ibmsystemsmag.com, and EXTRA and Marketplace eNewsletters, provide exclusive information straight from the source: IBM. Our vast Webinar archive provides you with ongoing education and technology updates. Subscribe today for new technology announcements, in-depth customer case studies, strategic articles, product information and more!
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Mari Adamson-Bray | Associate Publisher
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