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Director, Cloud Computing Client Engagements, Business Manager, IBM
Bowman Hall joined IBM in 1996 after IBM's acquisition of Tivoli Systems, Inc. Bowman has had multiple technical and management roles within the IBM Software Group in technical support, education, consulting services and technical sales, based at various times in the US, UK and Spain. Since 2009, Bowman has been responsible for Cloud Computing Client Engagements with the IBM Software Group, where he leads early adopter customer projects and cloud software implementations. Prior to joining IBM, Bowman was responsible for managing distributed systems at Carnival Cruise Lines. Bowman attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a bachelor's degree in mathematics.
Virtualization is causing the convergence of server, storage, and network platforms. At the same time, fewer CAPEX dollars coupled with rising energy costs is promoting data center managers to incorporate energy efficient and highly utilized IT equipment in the data center. This session will help data center managers understand virtualization’s role in convergence and plan for a more efficient and highly utilized server, storage and network environment.