VMWorld 2016 – What happens in Vegas gets spread around the Internet

What happens in Vegas will definitely not be staying in Vegas at this year’s #VMWorld 2016 US, an event carried out as much online as it is in the conference rooms and expo floor. This year should be no exception, as Dell representatives from all areas of the business are excited to be on hand to meet with our customers and partners and demonstrate some amazing solutions.

Let’s start with some of the presentations that will be taking place in the Dell booth:


Come hear about how Dell and Honeywell are partnering to deliver Hyper-converged virtualization solutions to Oil Refineries and other mission critical industrial applications with the Dell FX2 and VMware VSAN. (Monday at 11:30 and 2:30; Tuesday at 11:30)

Liberate your Network Infrastructure

This session will discuss how Dell and VMware are working closely together to help customers build a Software-Defined Data Center by providing a robust and open underlay network infrastructure that complements a VMware NSX network virtualization overlay. (Monday and Tuesday at 1:00)

FX2 and VMware VSAN = Powerful Performance

The unique combination of Dell’s FX2 infrastructure and versatility of VSAN licensing enabled 16X the performance of a legacy solution in only 2U and up to 32X by leveraging VSAN licensing to add a SAN. (Monday and Tuesday at 1:30)

Get control of your VDI solution

With the onset of Win 10, Office 2016 and more, the perfect storm is brewing that could upend your VDI implementation if it’s not similarly GPU-powered. (Monday and Tuesday at 2:00)

Dell Virtual Rack Environment

This interactive online catalogue of products and solutions gives you quick access to Servers, Storage, Networking, and Engineered Solutions with features, specifications, videos and more. (Monday at 3:00)

Make Converged Infrastructure work for you

You seek the simplicity that comes with converged architectures, where the work of ensuring the fit and interoperability of the latest technologies has been done in advance for you. But, too often, this means that you have to adapt too much to the system. Come see an example of how you can design your own converged system to your requirements. (Monday at 4:30)

Management Tools in a VMware Environment

Even with the freedom that VMware and virtualization provides, some kind of routine monitoring and maintenance is still critical to your hardware infrastructure. See some of the management tools and integrations that can help you maintain your hardware with minimal fuss. (Monday and Tuesday at 5:00)

Dell Active System Manager

Dell’s ASM lifecycle management platform enables you to adapt your infrastructure efficiently and with low administrative time, even for heterogeneous, fine-tuned architectures running a variety of workloads. (Tuesday at 3:00)

Besides those great presentations, you can swing by the booth anytime the floor is open to get up close and personal with our technology and meet our subject matter experts. We’ll also have representatives from Dell Financial Services will be on hand to discuss with you our flexible consumption options and payment offers tailor made for any combination of hardware, software, or services.


One of the best activities at VMworld actually takes place before the show officially opens. It’s called v0dgeball – and if you don’t know about it, here’s a little background:

The Dell team has some pretty sweet t-shirts planned for this competition, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. Even if you’re not on a team, I highly recommend you attend as a spectator, donate a few bucks at the door, and cheer on your favorite group of dodgeball maniacs. It’s always a fun time.

Keepin’ it Virtual

If you’re like me, you may not be in attendance this year, but you’ll be following along closely online – and especially on Twitter, where the conversations tend to be lively. Be sure to keep track of the #Dell and #VMworld hashtags next week to join in the conversation. And of course continue to watch this space for news and updates from Dell next week.

And lastly, if you can’t make it to VMworld, I hope that you can join us in Austin October 18-20 at Dell World 2016.

Sarah Vela

About the Author: Sarah Vela

Sarah is the Chief Blog Strategist for Dell Technologies. Born in New York and raised in New England, she has been living and working in the Austin area for over 20 years, but she knows that doesn't make her a true Texan. She joined Dell in the spring of 2011, left briefly for another company, but realized her mistake and returned in November of 2019. Sarah has five kids, two dogs, two cats, and no free time.