The VMware Forum – June 2012

The VMware Forum, being held in Johannesburg on 7 June 2012, promises to be one of the leading IT conferences in 2012, with the theme being ‘Making the Cloud Work for You – The Innovation Opportunity’.

With cloud computing’s massive rise in popularity, the VMware Forum is an excellent opportunity to hear from VMware and its partners on how organisations are embracing this innovative new technology. In addition to VMware executives, you’ll hear from leading local organisations who will discuss how they have approached their journey to the cloud and have become more agile and efficient in the process.

According to Chris Norton, regional director at VMware Southern Africa, “the VMware Forum is a great way for customers to engage with VMware, its partners and peers to understand how cloud computing can deliver value to the business and be a catalyst for innovation outside of the IT department.”

“Our aim is to provide attendees with practical advice, showcase customer results and demonstrate the technology in action. The agenda has something for everyone whether they are starting their virtualisation journey or considering moving their critical business-critical applications into the cloud.”

The VMware Forum is a one-day event aimed at organisations of all sizes. It will provide invaluable insights into how to reduce IT complexity while improving security and accelerating how applications are built, deployed and run across the enterprise. The event will ultimately help organisations decide on their cloud strategy, whether it’s a private, public, or hybrid cloud environment, and align it with their individual business needs.

The VMware Forum is part of a larger event called the VMware Partner Exchange on Tour which visits 19 locations over a two month period. The event will allow partners to experience the best from VMware Partner Exchange 2012, VMware’s annual global partner conference, combined with regional insight to provide partners with the tools and information they need to successfully grow their sales revenue and foster their relationship with VMware and the partner network.

You can follow executive insights leading up to the events, enter competitions, keep informed on the key news during the conference and much more by visiting the official VMware EMEA blog at

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