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As we quickly approach another Red Hat Summit, it’s time to take a minute to reflect on the year that was since we last gathered in Boston May 2023. For me personally, that has meant the addition of a new baby girl, the emergence of a free-spirited toddler in the household, and the continued decline of my golf game due to the aforementioned. 

On the professional front, it has been another banner year for the adoption of Red Hat OpenShift and Portworx, with continued growth of OpenShift and Portworx as the standard for running and managing business critical applications, and their data, in production across the Global 2000. In addition to Portworx by Pure Storage being named A Leader in Container Data Management by IDC, this growth has been underpinned by two major trends that have caused enterprises to consider new use cases and opportunities for running and scaling applications, and their data, on OpenShift and Portworx:

  • AI-enabled Applications: The emergence of Gen AI tools like ChatGPT, PerplexityAI, Google Gemini, and many others, has spotlighted a trend that was already exploding under the surface. The rapid adoption of Generative AI and LLM-based applications, many built on Kubernetes and OpenShift AI, being used to drive innovations ranging from customer experience to drug discovery to retail and manufacturing.
  • VMware Acquisition: Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware has created a level of uncertainty in the market and across enterprises as they look to make long-term platform decisions. With changes in the licensing and operating model, enterprises are looking for flexibility in their virtualization approach to mitigate the uncertainty, risk, and cost pressure being felt in the C-Suite. In fact, according to Gartner “through 2028 disruption in the server virtualization market will result in more than 60% of enterprises accelerating their public cloud migrations and exploring revirtualization of virtual workloads” while Forrester predicts that in 2024, “Twenty percent of VMware enterprise customers will escape the VMware stack.”

This year we are once again excited to be attending and sponsoring the Red Hat Summit as a Gold Sponsor, at Booth 104, for the second year running and our presence is a reflection of these two major trends. We’re excited to highlight the ways Portworx is collaborating with Red Hat to unite Containers and VMs on a single, modern application development platform – delivering key enterprise-grade services like Live Migration, VM Backup and Restore, Disaster Recovery, and more. 

We’ll also highlight the ways Portworx is working with OpenShift customers to build and scale AI/ML applications at scale and showcase why, according to IDC, “Organizations that are running or looking to run mission-critical applications, databases, CI/CD tools, or AI/ML workloads in containers will want to consider Portworx by Pure Storage.” 

This year at Red Hat Summit we have a number of activities that we hope you’ll participate in:

Booth:
Come visit us at Booth #104 and speak to our experts about the ways in which Portworx and Red Hat can help unite VMs and Containers in a modern application development platform. See Portworx in action and discover the storage and data management solutions that we offer for VMs and Containers that accelerate time to revenue, architect data resiliency, and achieve data agility on Red Hat OpenShift 

Sessions:
[Breakout Session] Unlocking the value of Kubernetes Data with Portworx and Red Hat OpenShift
Join this session where we’ll discuss how Portworx & Red Hat are working together to unlock the value of Kubernetes Data to the development and delivery of modern applications in the enterprise. In this session you’ll hear from industry experts as they talk about their journey to embrace application modernization, the hurdles and challenges they’ve faced along the way, and how they’ve leveraged solutions like Portworx and Red Hat OpenShift to unlock the full potential of Kubernetes at enterprise scale. Register Today

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 7 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM MDT | Room 401/402 – Street level

[Lightning Talk]: Embracing Modern Virtualization: Insights from Portworx and Red Hat OpenShift
Dive into the world of modern virtualization with our lightning talk, where we’ll explore how Portworx and Red Hat are working together to usher in a new, modern application development platform that supports VMs and containers running side by side. In this session, we’ll talk about how Portworx and Red Hat are delivering a solution that simplifies the integration, operations, and management of virtual machines, and their data, in a cloud-native environment. Join us to uncover how these technologies are transforming the virtualization stack, enabling faster, more flexible, and cost-effective solutions for today’s dynamic IT environments. Register Today

Date and Time: Thursday, May 9 10:50 AM – 11:10 AM MDT | Summit Discovery Theater 1

We look forward to seeing you in Denver in May!

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