• Dell Technologies at VMware Explore 2023

    August 21-24, 2023
    The Venetian Convention and Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Booth 201

    • Join us at VMware Explore 2023 to learn how the unique combination of infrastructure, cloud, and edge solutions from Dell Technologies and VMware deliver value that make IT efficient, secure, and sustainable.

    • Unleash your need for speed – with the Drone Race Challenge!

      Powered by Dell Technologies and Intel

      Want a shot of adrenaline? Skip that coffee and come to the Drone Race Challenge. Go head–to–head with your colleagues on a cool obstacle course inside a drone racing cage. If you are the fastest drone pilot at VMware Explore, you will WIN a drone! Are you ready for some fun at VMware Explore? You can find it at the Dell Booth 201.

      The Expo Lounge and Drone Racing is open to all VMware Explore badged attendees.

      Monday, August 21, 5 pm -7 pm
      Tuesday, August 22, 10 am - 7 pm
      Wednesday, August 23, 10 am- 5 pm
      Thursday, August 24, 10 am -1:30 pm

    • Dell Technologies Sessions and Events at VMware Explore 

      Please join us in these exciting sessions to get the full scope of our solutions at VMware Explore.

    • Sponsor Sessions

    • Dell Technologies & VMware: Driving Transformation Together

      Join us for a lively panel discussion in which we’ll explore the numerous areas of Dell and Wmare co-innovation and strategic alignment that help your organization digitally transform. We’ll spotlight the latest from our jointly engineered HCI platform VxRail, and how it modernizes operations in the data center and at the edge. And we’ll discuss how multicloud innovation empowers your organization to build, run, and manage cloud-native applications securely across any cloud. Together, Dell and VMware deliver the infrastructure solutions you need to enable a hybrid workforce, power the next generation of enterprise workloads like GenAI, and accelerate your journey to a modern data infrastructure with new joint services offerings.​

      Varun Chhabra, SVP of Product Marketing, Dell Technologies

      Dave McGraw, VMware

    • VxRail Update: New nodes, multicloud deployment, licensing simplified

      Join Dell Technologies and VMware subject matter experts as we present an overview of ongoing VxRail innovation, including demos of the latest VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail updates, overview of the newest VxRail nodes, and real-world examples of timelines and strategies for implementation of VMware subscription-based licensing. Whether you are new to VxRail or a long-time user, we will help you navigate multicloud, take advantage of seamless technology integration, and understand your licensing options.​

      Justin Jones, Sr. Consultant, Product Marketing, Jason Marques, Sr. Principal Engineering Technologist, Dell Technologies

      Tom Nagelmeyer, VMware

    • Featured Dell Technologies Sessions

    • Customer Insights: Best Practices for Modernizing IT Across Cloud and Edge [CODE1901LV]

      VxRail has been a catalyst to transform IT operations across core, edge and cloud for the last seven years. VMware and Dell Technologies' jointly engineered hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution has provided simplicity and scalability to address evolving workload demands by continuously innovating technology. Join us to review the current VxRail landscape and hear how our customers have adopted and expanded with VxRail as new use cases and business demands evolve.

      Nancy Hurley, Director HCI Product Marketing, Dell Technologies

    • Silos to Synergy: How VxRail Creates Efficiency in Unique Edge Environments [CODE1882LV]

      Learn how Customer TBD extended consistent VMware operations across their edge environment with the smallest, most versatile VxRail to date. The new, ruggedized VxRail node—with a smaller form factor—is ideal for space-constrained and network-challenged, edge environments and is the industry’s first and only vSAN hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) system with an embedded vSAN witness. Rack it, stack it, or mount it on a wall, this solution brings all the benefits of VxRail to extreme locations or even a low power consumption option to your data center. Plus learn how integrating with VMware Edge Compute Stack can help you modernize and secure edge-native apps.

      William Leslie, Director Technical Marketing Engineering, Dell Technologies

    • Networking in VMware Cloud Foundation, Technical Deep-Dive [NSCB1905LV]

      In this breakout session, we will take a deep dive into networking in VMware Cloud Foundation starting with best practices for physical network configuration, edge cluster automation and AVNs, and the distributed firewall then move up the stack to explore successful design patterns for edge clusters deployment in VI Workload Domains, NSX Threat Prevention, and NSX Federation with VMware Cloud Foundation.

      Heath Reynolds, Cloud Strategist, VMware

      Todd Day, Sr. Principal Engineer, Dell Technologies

    • All Sessions and vBrown Bags

    • Type​



      Session ID​

      Title ​


      Sponsor session​

      Breakout: 45 min fireside chat


      2:15 pm – 3:00 pm


      Dell Technologies & VMware: Driving Transformation Together  

      • Varun Chhabra, Dell Technologies
      • Dave McGraw, VMware​

      Sponsor Session

      Theater Session: 30 min


      10:30 am – 11:00 am


      VxRail Update: New nodes, multicloud deployment, licensing simplified

      • Justin Jones, Dell Technologies
      • Jason Marques, Dell Technologies,
      • Tom Nagelmeyer, VMware

      Featured Session

      Theater Session: 20min​


      12:30 pm – 12:50 pm


      Customer Insights: Best Practices for Modernizing IT Across Cloud and Edge​

      • Nancy Hurley, Dell Technologies

      Featured Session

      Theater Session: 20min​


      12:30 pm – 12:50 pm


      Silos to Synergy: How VxRail Creates Efficiency in Unique Edge Environments​

      • William Leslie​, Dell Technologies

      Featured Session

      Breakout Session


      12:00 pm – 12:45 pm


      Networking in VMware Cloud Foundation Deep-Dive

      • Heath Reynolds, VMware
      • Todd Day, Dell Technologies

      Oracle Sponsor Session

      Breakout Session


      12:00 – 12:45 pm


      Fortify Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with Dell PowerProtect Data Protection

      • Steve Long, Dell Technologies
      • Steven Nelson, Oracle

      Brown Bag - HCI​

      25 min presentation


      3:00 pm – 3:25 pm


      Streamlining Operations: Customer Environment Transitions Pre & Post VxRail

      • William Leslie​, Dell Technologies

      vBrown Bag - HCI​

      25 min presentation


      3:30 pm – 3:55 pm


      Real World Use Cases for Seamless Edge-to-Edge Core Deployments with VxRail

      • William Leslie​, Dell Technologies

      vBrown Bag – Edge​

      15 min presentation​


      2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


      Securely Scale Your Edge Operations with Dell NativeEdge

      • Tom Wallen, Dell Technologies

      vBrown Bag – Edge​

      15 min presentation​


      4:45 pm – 5:00 pm


      How to Build Intelligent Grid Virtualization at the Edge with Dell & VMware

      • Lalit Lopez, Dell Technologies

      vBrown Bag

      15 min presentation


      11:00 am – 11:15 am



      AI on the Horizon Delivering Virtualized AI Environments to Students

      • Tony Foster, Dell Technologies

      vBrown Bag

      15 min presentation


      1:15 pm – 1:30 pm


      The SEO Strategies for My Community Blog That Gave Me Six-Pack Abs

      • Tony Foster, Dell Technologies
      Brown Bag 15 min presentation


      4:15pm – 4:30 pm 


      Quantum Leap: The Ever-Changing Virtual Space of Quantum Computing 
      • Tony Foster, Dell Technologies
      • John Arrasjid, VMware
      Roundtable Discussion Roundtable


      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

        Energy Roundtable
      • Joe Suchara, VMware,
      • Pavan Kumar Vukkalkar, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
      • Mark Daus, Dell Technologies
      • Scott Massie, VMware
    • Events at VMware Explore

    • Elevate Technology User Group Meeting at VMware Explore Las Vegas

      When: Monday, August 21  7:00 PM PT

      Where: Yardbird, The Venetian Las Vegas 

      Contact: Member Services


      Sponsored by Dell Technologies, VMware, and Intel