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The HCI Zone Offers Hands-On Approach to Storage



VMworld US is quickly approaching and the VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU) couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to beautiful and bright Las Vegas. The conference will be running from August 28 – September 1, 2016.

If you haven’t checked out our latest blog on all the SABU activities taking place in Las Vegas, you should check it out here. One of the experiences that you definitely want look forward to is the HCI Zone powered by Virtual SAN on the Solutions Exchange floor. This will be an excellent place to learn more about Virtual SAN’s breadth and depth of consumption options; from the jointly engineered HCI Appliance VCE VxRail (which will be on display) to the various certified deployment platforms with VSAN Ready Nodes. You will also get a chance to dive deep into prominent customer use cases and workloads running on VSAN and to see exciting next gen technologies like all flash and NVME (Intel will be running an 8-Node Supermicro system with PCIe based storage). Trust us – you’ll definitely want to check out the HCI Zone.

The following strategic partners will be showcasing unique elements of their offerings from performance and reference architectures to bench marks and customer studies:

  • Dell
  • HPE
  • Cisco
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • VCE VxRail by EMC
  • Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)

The HCI Zone will, additionally, have a theater area where 15-20 minute partner presentations will be going on. Stop by to listen in!


Where Will We Be Located?

The HCI Zone will be located in booth #1755 on the Solutions Exchange Floor adjacent to the centrally located VMware booth. There will also be a theater area where customers will get a chance to sit and listen to partner presentations throughout the day.

The HCI Zone hours are as follows:

  • 05:00PM – 7:30PM                 Sunday, August 28      Welcome Reception
  • 11:00AM – 06:00PM               Monday, August 29
  • 11:00AM – 06:00PM               Tuesday, August 30
  • 04:30PM – 06:00PM               Tuesday, August 30    Hall Crawl
  • 10:00AM – 05:00PM               Wednesday, August 31


Participate and Collect Some Awesome Prizes

We also have some fun daily activities planned…

**Win your very own pair of Beats by Dre headphones**

 Love music? Want to unleash your competitive side? You have the chance to win a pair of Beats by Dre headphones just by vising the HCI Zone through our Passport Program! It’s incredibly easy to enter. Simply visit the HCI Zone at booth #1755, get a stamp from each kiosk, and you’ll be submitted for a chance to win! This is a daily contest so you get up to 3 chances to win.

**Get an awesome Powered by Virtual SAN t-shirt by participating in our #HCIselfie contest**

 The rules couldn’t be simpler – just snap a picture of yourself at the HCI booth and tweet the photo using #HCIselfie. Each day you snap a picture and tweet it, you’ll be rewarded with limited edition Virtual SAN branded t-shirts! We will have different t-shirts up for grabs each day at the HCI Zone – so be sure to come to booth #1755 each day of the conference! We will also offer a grand prize so look out for that.

**Participate in EMC’s Social Media Promotion for VxRail**

Want to test out your tweeting skills? The VxRail social locker will allow you to engage and get rewarded by tweeting with an assigned hashtag to unlock the locker and voila, a prize! You will also be entered into a drawing for a drone. This is a daily drawing so you get up to 3 chances to win.


Don’t Miss Out! We can’t wait to see you there!


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