Dell EMC World Recap and Key Takeaways

By Len Rosenthal, CMO 

Every spring our trade show season jumps off in earnest with our attendance and participation at Dell EMC World, and this year was no exception as we’re fresh off the heels of a fantastic week of customer and partner meetups and conversations. From open networking to digital transformation to hybrid IT, a verifiable range of technologies, concepts and ideas were on display and actively discussed at this year’s conference in Las Vegas.

Our team at Virtual Instruments had an exhilarating and fast-paced show with thousands of people coming in and out of booth all week, as well as a tremendous amount of interest in our flagships solutions, VirtualWisdom and Load DynamiX Enterprise. Our customers were excited about our beta offering for VMware VSAN data collection, as well as our forthcoming support for the Dell EMC ScaleIO software-defined-storage platform, which will arrive later this year. To learn more about our new features, read this great blog from George Crump and the team at Storage Switzerland.

In addition, our demonstration of the new Dell EMC VMAX 950F (the only place it was running live on the show floor), Dell EMC’s new all-flash enterprise storage array, generated a ton of excitement and interest, as we could show how we manage and analyze workloads from the lab and testing to production without skipping a beat. Team members from Dell EMC worked alongside us to show attendees the power of the Dell EMC VMAX 950F and its incredible performance capabilities – all monitored by VirtualWisdom with load generated by Load DynamiX Enterprise.

Popular booth presentations and discussions included the Virtual Instruments solutions and services overviews, which highlighted both our new product enhancements and first-class customer success professional services offerings. Key highlights included:

  • Demonstrations of our new VirtualWisdom 5.2 solution, which provides enhancements to support hyperconverged architectures and improved visibility for hybrid IT;
  • Our new lower-cost, entry-level 12-port 16Gb SAN Performance Probe for Fibre Channel (FC) environments, offering additional deployment options and expanding the reach of our performance probes into regional data centers; and
  • A look at our popular Critical Infrastructure Assessments (CIAs) for enterprises, and our LDX Labs work that offers product benchmarking, performance profiling, workload modeling, and vendor-agnostic proofs of concept (POCs).

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