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Oracle Cloud - The Ideal Platform for VMware Workloads

Learn more about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as an ideal platform for business critical VMware workloads on 26th May at 9 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. CEST | 12 noon GST.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution enables enterprises to quickly migrate their VMware environments from existing data centre hardware to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure whilst retaining tooling, best practices and familiar operational practices. VMware customers seeking a new model to deliver their virtualised estate with added agility, performance gains and flexible pricing, are discovering a better way to provide the VMware infrastructure that they know and trust using Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, and becoming even more responsive to their rapidly changing business demands.

Event highlights:

  • Hear from the joint team at Oracle and VMware about Oracle Cloud VMware Solution and how it is differentiated from other cloud solutions;
  • Learn how your cloud strategy can accelerate whilst preserving your investment in VMware virtualisation technologies;
  • Gain impartial insight from an independent analyst, and their experience of Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.


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Welcome and Introduction

Moderated panel: Why Oracle Cloud VM is the Ideal Solution for VMware workloads

A conversation between Richard and Steve on Oracle’s approach to VMware workloads in the Cloud. Covering amongst many topics the strategies customers can employ in migrating VMware workloads to Gen 2 cloud, security and the underlying infrastructure.

Technology Flythrough

A flythrough demonstration of the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

Customer Spotlight: Altair

Altair showcase their implementation of Oracle Cloud VMware Solution highlighting the business impact of Oracle Cloud.

A Third Party Perspective

Keith Townsend, shares his insight in to the marketplace and the challenges he faces from Enterprise Customers as a CTO Advisor. Keith’s impartial view of what real customers are seeking in the market today offers a different perspective on the priorities of Enterprise Customers seeking to fulfil a comprehensive Cloud Strategy.

Getting Started & Next Steps

Event Speakers

David Hollenberg Director of IT Operations

As Director of IT Operations, David Hollenberg is responsible for core infrastructure and services that assist in delivering innovative solutions to our customers.

With more than 15 years of experience in IT Operations, David has worked with multiple disciplined teams across the globe to drive efficiencies and scalability within Altair. Previously, he worked with a large insurance provider leading the team that provided the tools and support for a DevOps pipeline that supported thousands of developers.

Keith Townsend CTO Advisor

Keith Townsend, Principal of The CTO Advisor brings more than 15 years of related experience designing, implementing, and managing data center technologies. His areas of expertise include virtualization, networking, and storage solutions for Fortune 500 organizations. He holds a BA in computing and an MS in information technology from DePaul University.

James Allerton-Austin Senior Director,
EMEA Cloud Strategy & OCI,

A regular invitee to speak at industry fora, at all levels from Keynote through to deep dive developer events covering a wide range for subject matter, James is always focusing on sharing experiences, both inside and outside Oracle from his career, distilling often complex subjects to their salient points . Especially keen hear from the wider community about their plans, thoughts, projects and challenges, he is driven by the desire to continue to learn, to guide and to apply the technology under his stewardship to make the simple challenges in life simple to achieve quickly and the complex challenges, if not simple, much simpler to achieve.

Richard Garsthagen Technical Cloud Expert OCI Center of Excellence,
Oracle EMEA

Richard is an OCI certified Architect Associate, Architect Professional and Cloud Operations Associate and has developed an iPhone APP in Swift to manage OCI and multiple OCI automation scripts in Python. Richard runs a blog about the Oracle Cloud called

Richard has a broad IT background in Virtualization, Infrastructure Solutions and Cloud Computing and has previously held positions in VMware and Citrix.

As a hobby Richard likes to program in .net, swift (IOS) and python. He run’s the Coderdojo for his home city Zoetermeer, were he teaches children from 7-17yr programming.

Steve Dockar Global Technical Alliance Manager

With a background as a Solutions architect designing and building Service Provider Cloud platforms for some of VMware’s largest partners, Steve now leads the technical alliance between VMware and Oracle globally for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. With over ten years experience in virtualization and public cloud product design, Steve is part of the joint team helping to align the development of Oracle’s VMware offerings with those of VMware’s core Software Defined Data Center products, and the broader VMware product portfolio.