2020 Sponsors

The COVID-19 Pandemic threw a wrench into any considerations of having in-person conferences, which in turn quashed any dreams of scheduling events around them.

Or did it?

After VMworld 2020 was switched from two in-person events to a single “worldwide virtual” event, several sponsors stepped up to help us make OpeningActs 2020 a reality, too.


Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and object services, test/dev instances and analytic functions to provide a global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies among its rapidly growing customer base. CRN named Cohesity a Top 25 Disrupter and one of the 10 Coolest Hyperconverged Products of 2016.

Kemp (@kemptech) is the world’s most popular load balancer for virtual deployments. As a VMware Technology Alliance Partner and a Dell EMC Select Partner, Kemp powers an always-on application experience (AX) for service providers and enterprises. Leveraging an agile per-app ADC/load balancing consumption model, predictive analytics, and automated issue resolution, Kemp is radically simplifying how customers optimize, analyze and secure their applications across private and multi-cloud environments. Kemp counts more than 25,000 customers and more than 100,000 deployments in 115 countries.

Veeam provides Availability for the Always-On Enterprise. If you want to have high speed recovery, avoid data loss, have verified recoverability, leverage your data and have complete visibility; take a look at Veeam. Products include Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam ONE (these two together are Veeam Availability Suite), Veeam Agent for Linux and Veeam Agent for Windows. You can find more at veeam.com.

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption with a simple, scalable IT Resilience Platform. Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds.

Community Partner

Orbital Jigsaw has partnered with VMunderground—and a host of other community folks—to provide a “virtual hangspace” on their Discord server. Check out the “Welcome to VMworld at Orbital Jigsaw” video for more info on taking part, not just with Opening Acts, but all the other activities around VMworld!