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The Hollywood Recap: Galileo & the ATS Group at the IBM Systems Technical University
October 23, 2018

For over two decades, the IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) events have delivered technical training for IT professionals on IBM innovations. Each year, IBM works with vendors, partners and clients to improve the content to meet the evolving needs of our IT community. These  events are always jam-packed with sessions to help attendees understand how next-gen cloud and cognitive technologies impact their IT infrastructure, while helping them build the skills they need to implement server and storage solutions that address today’s challenges and future needs.
October 2018 brought us two #TechU events at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL. Each focused on a specific IBM Systems platform, and both offered the most up-to-date information on their respective IBM solutions. For the true blue techies, there were quite a few reasons to attend:

  1. To grow our skills via hundreds of in-depth lectures, demos and labs delivered by IBM Distinguished Engineers, developers and product experts
  2. To accelerate learning for z/OS
  3. To showcase expertise with IBM Professional Certification
  4. To explore AI, machine learning and deep learning in the Cognitive Systems track
  5. To expand our professional network connecting with peers and product developers
  6. To expand upon our professional communication and leadership techniques

What Happened in Hollywood

The teams from the ATS Group and Galileo Performance Explorer have delivered presentations, expertise and some fun at the IBM #TechU conferences for years, and last week, our team traveled to south Florida for the last US-based Technical University of 2018 featuring IBM Power Systems. Meeting up with the Galileo team at these conferences is a great opportunity to learn about the exciting developments the Galileo engineers have delivered over the last year to enhance your IBM environment.

The gals from Galileo getting ready to enjoy lunch at Point Royal at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

Today, Galileo supports an array of IBM servers, storage, systems and cloud technologies, ensuring users have the most insight into the capacity and performance of their most crucial systems. Galileo provides monitoring for:

  1. IBM AIX
  2. IBM i
  3. IBM Spectrum Scale
  4. IBM DS3000, DS4000 and DS5000
  5. IBM DS8000
  6. IBM FlashSystem
  8. IBM Spectrum Virtualize
  9. IBM V7000 Unified
  10. IBM VIX
  11. IBM Power
  12. IBM Power HMC (Coming Q1 2019)
  13. IBM z
  14. IBM Cloud

Our VIP Reception & Point Royal Luncheon

The after-hours “sessions” at IBM TechU are fantastic opportunities for networking with IBM technical gurus, new clients and IBM Business Partners… like us! TechU events alway send you home with a stack of business cards, a bag of fancy merch and a lot of new LinkedIn contacts, but also memories from meeting new friends at the Solution Center or lobby bar and running into old friends in sessions and bootcamps — ok, maybe the lobby bar too. Because we’re all busy, sometimes TechU is the only place where we can meet face to face!

A great time was had by all at the #GalileoVIP welcome reception at Portico.

Members of the Galileo and ATS teams (Tim Conley, Heather Eisenmann, Bill Maloney, Jo McCausland, Liz Brown, Shannon Heidemann, Anthony Cupo… and me, Kelly Nuckolls) had a blast hosting a VIP Welcome Reception on Monday, October 15th at Portico to kick off the week. A little rain cooled things off right before the steel drum band started playing, and everyone enjoyed amazing weather, cocktails and conversation on the Intercoastal. We were thrilled to see our partners, customers, vendors and friends all together in one place.
On Tuesday, a group of our channel partners and clients took a break from the hustle of the conference to join us for a quiet Lunch and Learn at Point Royal where Senior Account Executive, Shannon Heidemann, and Principal, Tim Conley, presented a demonstration of the power of Galileo to increase uptime, pinpoint usage trends, forecast demands, right-size environments and accurately plan for the future.

See you at the 2019 IBM #TechU Events in Atlanta & Las Vegas!

IBM Systems TechU events are scheduled throughout the year across geographies. Check out the 2019 IBM Systems Technical Universities calendar for a complete listing of TechU events coming up. As an IBM Gold Business Partner, you can always find the teams from Galileo Performance Explorer and the ATS Group at IBM Systems Technical Universities (#IBMTechU) events. In 2019, you can find us at:
IBM Systems Technical University
Featuring IBM Z, IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage
April 29th to May 3rd, 2019
Atlanta, GA
IBM Systems Technical University
Featuring IBM Z, IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage
October 7th to 11th, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Did You Know? We are Ready for IBM Storage.

Earlier this year, Galileo Performance Explorer announced a partnership with the Ready for IBM Storage Program to empower IBM clients to proactively monitor, manage and optimize their IT environments. Galileo is now available as a validated IBM PartnerWorld solution, enabling Galileo to support customers, VARs, MSPs and enterprise partners worldwide. The Ready for IBM Storage program integrates and validates business partner offerings with IBM technology to enable end-to-end use cases, simplify deployment and reduce risk for clients.

Written by Cindy Hollenbach