Dare to Thrive: Dell at VMware Partner Exchange 2015

You might have heard – partners are a HUGE deal at Dell. That’s why we love the VMware Partner Exchange event in San Francisco –all channel, all the time. There will be resellers, technology alliance partners, distributors, and solution providers descending on the Moscone Center for the convention next week.

That’s the main reason we at Dell are going big at this year’s Partner Exchange. We’re a global diamond sponsor showcasing an enormous booth with demos and experts, hosting three awesome Boot Camp sessions, as well as an expert-led Hands on Lab, and a Dell/VMware combined breakout session you won’t want to miss.

Here are the details for all things Dell next week:

Boot camp sessions: Make sure to register in advance for all three boot camp sessions on Monday, February 2:

Dell Cloud Client-Computing PowerEdge 13G and vGPU Workshop (8:30-10:30 am)

  • Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon 6 enhancements including Dell PowerEdge 13G servers and NVIDIA GRID technology
  • Best practices for scaling, sizing and successfully deploying VMware Horizon 6 on PowerEdge 13G hardware
  • Best practices for pup implementations with NVIDIA GRID cards to ensure the best possible user experience

Dell and EVO:RAIL Moving VDI into the Mainstream (1:00-3:00 pm)

  • EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition installation, VDI virtual machine deployment and management
  • Best practices for sizing, scalability and successful deployment of EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition and General Purpose HCIA
  • Dell’s comprehensive end-to-end VDI solution offerings

Dell PowerEdge FX2 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 (3:15-5:15 pm)

  • Configure a Virtual SAN
  • Understand the benefits of the PowerEdge FX2 computing platform for virtual environments
  • See example configurations of an all flash virtual SAN for high performance workloads

Breakout Session: Dell and VMware: Partner Strategy and Enablement across Virtualization Solutions – Tuesday, February 3. Enter for a chance to win a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet.* Make sure to attend to hear about our approach to partners, our comprehensive set of solutions with VMware, and our substantial investments in the channel in the coming year. You will learn about specific solutions such as EVO: Rail and Virtual SAN, and you will hear about the enablement and financial incentives that are available to help you sell these virtualization solutions.

Hands on Lab:  Protecting your VMware Environment with Dell’s Data Protection Products: In this expert-led Workshop, you will be introduced to Dell’s purpose built DR series appliances and Dell NetVault Backup application that help backup, restore and replicate your customer’s environment.

Dell in the Expo Hall: Booth 201 — Being a global diamond sponsor, our booth will be hard to miss.  Right up front on the left as you walk in the main entrance, you’ll be able to check out several exciting demos as well as chat with our top experts on topics including Cloud Client computing, Dell Software, and Dell’s storage and server solutions for VMware. In addition, there’s a PartnerDirect kiosk where you can learn all about Dell’s massive channel investment and commitment.

The theme of this year’s event is Dare to Thrive. As you can see from our extensive Partner Exchange plans, we at Dell are ready to help you thrive by enabling you to drive new customer acquisitions and business.  If you are attending this year, please stop by booth 201 – we’d love to meet you and show how we can be successful together. You can also follow us online at @DellChannel and on the Dell4Enterprise blog.

Speaking of Dare to Thrive, based on VMware’s Top 10 Reasons to Attend Partner Exchange video it looks like staff were dared to speak into a drone camera moving towards their heads!

Interested in becoming a Dell partner? Visit us at dell.com/partner

*No purchase necessary. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years or older who are registered attendees of the Dell breakout session (EUC4696-SPO) at VMware PEX 2015. Ends 2/3/15. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds and prize descriptions, attend the Dell breakout session (EUC4696-SPO) at VMware Partner Exchange 2015. Void where prohibited.

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