Right Here, Right Now: Dell and the Power to Do More at VMworld 2012.

With VMworld 2012 a week away, Dell will be there to empower customers with the knowledge, the tech know-how and the Dell best practices to enable end-to-end solutions. VMworld represents an opportunity for Dell to showcase its comprehensive solutions in a wide range of conversations, hands-on demos and presentations. Dell invites customers in attendance to join the discussion in Dell Booth #1412 and Dell Wyse Booth #1523. Others, who aren't attending VMworld 2012, can follow the discussions, highlights and activities on Twitter using hash tags #Dell #VMworld, Dell Community Blogs and on DellTechCenter.com (DTC). You can also click the following link to see all VMworld 2012-related posts from Dell.

Michael Dell at VMworld 2012VMworld runs from August 26th to August 30th with the Solutions Expo Floor opening on Sunday at 4PM. After the Solutions Expo walk on Sunday night, the vFun truly begins. And the beginning of VMworld features Michael Dell participating in the CEO Round Table Panel on Monday, August 27th, from 4:00-5:00PM. This session is hosted by Paul Maritz, former VMware CEO, and will include a CEO panel discussion on how Cloud Computing transforms IT departments into strategic assets for their businesses.

In addition to Michael's session, Dell will have the following break-out sessions:

  • SPO3375: Evolving Storage to Meet the Changing Demands of Virtual Infrastructure (Mon, Aug 27, 1:00 – 2:00 PM)
  • INF-BCO2360: Disaster Recovery with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager — Customer Case Study (Tues, Aug 28, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
  • SPO3377: Do Private Clouds Stay Private? (Tues, Aug 28, 1:30 – 2:30 PM)
  • SPO3324: Ground Breaking VDI Product Announcement from Dell and VMware (Tues, Aug 28, 3:00 – 4:00 PM)
  • SS1008: VDI Meets the Cloud – Tales From the Real World (C-level Executive Panel) (Tues, Aug 28, 4:30 – 5:30 PM)
  • SS1013: Build and Manage Private Clouds without Limiting Pubic Cloud Options (Wed, Aug 29, 10:00 -11:00 AM)
  • SPO3325: Customer Perspective: Improving Secure Access to Point-of-Care Information with Dell Wyse, VMware and Imprivata (Wed, Aug 29, 12:30 – 1:30 PM)

In between the Dell Solutions Expo Floor conversations and the break-out sessions, DTC will host its annual User Group Event for customers and community members at VMworld 2012. DTCUG-ip takes place on Tuesday, August 28th, from 4:30-7PM. DTC is a Community of IT Pros and our event consists of a series of technical presentations by the subject matter experts (SMEs) in Virtualization and Cloud. Topics encompass vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) with Dell Compellent, ESXi 5.1 performance best practices and data gravity. The DTC Crew at VMworld 2012 include Kong Yang, Dennis Smith and Lance Boley. We look forward to representing DellTechCenter.com at our sold-out event and utilize the momentum to deliver DTC awesomesauce at Dell World 2012.

The VMworld experience can be overwhelming with the information overload and the physical demands. There is a lot of walking and a lot of talking. And yet, in between the information sprawl, there are social activities that move the conversations forward. These activities include the official vTweetUp on Monday evening, which is immediately followed up by the inaugural vFlipCup Tournament. At the core of these activities is community. VMworld brings together some of the best and brightest minds in Virtualization and Cloud for the community to learn from, engage with and ultimately, join the ranks of the best and brightest. Fortunately for Dell, we will have some of our very best SMEs at VMworld. Highlights of Dell engagements at VMworld follow below:

  • Dell Networking
    • Check out our Virtual Rack Interactive Demo to learn more about Dell’s Virtual Network Architecture.
    • 40GbE in a Blade: See the high density, high performance Dell Force10 MXL Switch.
    • Follow @DellNetworking for the latest products, solutions and news.
  • Dell Wyse and Dell DVS
    • Spotlight Session SS108 VDI Meets Cloud – Tales from the Real World moderated by Tarkan Maner, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Client Computing, Dell Wyse.
    • Twitter hash tag: #Wyse #DellDVS.
    • Dell Wyse at VMworld – A chat with Jeff McNaught, Executive Director, Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Client Computing, Dell Wyse.
    • Come check out the update to PocketCloud Explore for iPad and discuss PocketCloud for Windows 8 RT in the Dell Wyse Booth 1523.
    • Follow @PocketCloud on Twitter.
  •  Dell Storage
    • Join Dell Storage experts Carter George, Laz Vekiarides, Mike Klemm, and Srinidhi Varadarajan Monday at 1:00PM for a storage session (SP3375) titled “Evolving storage to meet the demands of tomorrow’s virtual infrastructure." 
      • If you missed Carter’s keynote at Dell Storage Forum in Boston, this is your chance to hear how Dell’s vision for the future of storage has embraced intelligent automation as the means to seamlessly scale and protect the entire virtual infrastructure, no matter where it is in the cloud.
    • vExpert Jason Boche will be discussing disaster recovery with Timothy Wall, a Technical Architect at Bremer Bank. Check out their session (INF-BCO2360) Tuesday at 11:00AM.
    • In-booth presentations. 
      • Nick Sweere & Vikram Belapurkar will talk about storage for the virtual enterprise. 
      • Joe Hand & Marc Mombourquette will talk about using AppAssure5 to protect your virtual infrastructure.
      • Presentations about optimizing VMware deployment with EqualLogic (Vikram) and Compellent (Nick).
    • Join David Stevens, David Glynn, and Will Urban in the booth for discussions on EqualLogic integration and tools to help automate provisioning, data protection and disaster recovery in your VMware environment.  
      • Come check out our EqualLogic vCenter plugin demo, along with all the cool hardware we’ll have on hand to show.
  •  Dell Cloud
    • Chat with Stephen Spector, Dell Public Cloud Evangelist, in Dell Booth 1412.
  • Dell Servers
    • Come to Dell Booth 1412 to see the award-winning PowerEdge 12th Generation servers, including the world’s only quarter-height blade: the PowerEdge M420.
    • Follow @Dell_Servers on Twitter.
  • Dell Converged Infrastructure
    • Dell is stepping up to the VMworld Challenge. 
      • During the general session, Dell will showcase an end-to-end demo on vStart 1000 with integrated management solutions, AppAssure, VMware View and Wyse. 
      • Come check it out on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from  8:30-10:00AM in Moscone Hall D. 
    • Mini theater sessions:
      • Marc Stitt shares how convergence can help to accelerate application and IT service delivery, and how you don't have to lose your VMware vCenter console in the process. Check it out Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 1:30PM.
      • James Meeker talks about how Dell vStart uses vCloud connector to connect your private clouds to the public cloud. Check it out Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 3:30PM.
      • In Dell Booth 1412, check out the Converged Blade Data Center & vStart 1000 and see a live demo of the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter.

Dell at VMworld 2012 concludes with Michael leading the way, right here and right now, at the 8th Annual Dell Wyse CIO Summit on Thursday, August 30th, from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.


Look forward to all the conversations at VMworld 2012 and beyond to Dell World 2012.

About the Author: Kong Yang