By Len Rosenthal, CMO
Last week the Virtual Instruments team headed out to Vegas (yes, again) for one of the most important technology conferences for our company and industry. Dell Technologies World is the nexus of our customer base, and we always enjoy getting the chance to network with new and current customers and partners. This year, we were especially excited to update attendees on our work behind AIOps for hybrid infrastructure management – with a view towards ending those troublesome IT war rooms…
The event took place April 29-May 2 at The Venetian – and just like every year, we had to get the event started with a party! On Tuesday, we hosted a “small” get-together for customers, partners and industry professionals at the Rockhouse Bar. The event was a hit with more than 250 attendees joining us for a night of socializing, tasty food and cocktails – and even a bit of karaoke. How else are you supposed to network in Vegas?
One of the highlights of the event was the collaborative NVMe-oF demonstration we held alongside Dell EMC, Cisco and SANBlaze. For those of you not wholly familiar with NVMe-oF, it’s considered to be easily one of the most disruptive innovations in the storage industry since flash storage. However, until now, NVMe-oF faced challenges to widespread adoption in the enterprise sector because of limited product availability and uncertainty with respect to the actual benefits. By showcasing superior NVMe-oF performance for the enterprise in a fully tested and monitored environment, our demo illustrated how the integrated ecosystem of Virtual Instruments, Dell EMC, Cisco and SANBlaze is making NVMe-oF ready for enterprise data centers.
Of course, we also had to show off interactive demos of our VirtualWisdom and WorkloadWisdom solutions, as well as showcase some of our professional services, including the Cloud Migration Readiness service and the Infrastructure Performance Assessment service. Overall, we hosted more than 1,800 visitors at our booth over the course of the event, and we were thrilled with the conversations we had on transforming hybrid infrastructure management and ending the IT war room.
In addition, Virtual Instruments’ CTO, John Gentry joined Trey Jones, IT Infrastructure Services Director at Houston Methodist, onstage for a presentation on delivering SLAs for mission-critical healthcare applications. More than 70 people were in attendance for the breakout session, and the following Q&A was very engaging.
But there was so much more! An impromptu Game of Thrones viewing party, countless hands shaken/business cards exchanged, thousands of pieces of Virtual Instruments swag, arm-wrestling matches at Rockhouse Bar…what can we say, Dell Technologies World is always one for the books!
If you missed us at Dell Technologies World, don’t fret – you can find out where in the world we’ll be next by checking out our events page, and you can always reach out to schedule a demo of any of our industry-leading solutions. And, as always, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in hybrid infrastructure management.