The Galileo Performance Explorer team recently had the opportunity to attend Dell Technologies World 2018 hosted at The Venetian in Las Vegas. As a best-in-class provider of predictive infrastructure performance monitoring, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting with other conference attendees and communicating the in-depth insights our clients are able to achieve within their Dell EMC storage solutions using Galileo.
While our Galileo team – including Tim Conley (Principal), Heather Eisenmann (Executive Vice President of Sales), Jo McCausland (Vice President of Channel Sales) and Kelly Nuckolls (Vice President of Marketing) – had planned to host a series of hospitality events around the Venetian pool, we were unfortunately rained out. However, we didn’t let a little rain (rare for the Las Vegas area!) spoil our Dell Technologies World experience.
This year’s Dell Technologies World five-day conference included a number of exciting speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions:
- See the Future Happy Hours: Although our poolside events were rained out on both days, our team hosted relaxed, afternoon sessions at our Galileo Hospitality Suite on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1st and 2nd.
- The Engines of Human Progress: This general keynote session from Michael Dell and Karen Quintos focused on advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things, demonstrating Dell Technologies’ role in enabling organizations to take advantage of these emerging systems.
- Innovation in everything and anything: This session hosted by Pat Gelsinger honed in on the responsibility of IT teams to leverage digital transformation in a way that provides tangible results for the business. Gelsinger also discussed the ways in which VMware solutions help support today’s digital innovation needs.
- Power up to make IT real: This session included Jeff Clarke and other special guests, and centered around new applications and technologies including automation, AI and augmented reality, and what these innovations mean for the modern data infrastructures supporting them.
There were also a variety of highly interesting panel discussions, as well as poignant interviews with featured and keynote speakers.
Dell Tech World also provided the ideal event for the industry-leading technology provider to showcase its emerging innovations and solutions:
- Dell EMC introduced PowerMax, the fastest available storage array, featuring end-to-end NVMe, intelligent data reduction and real-time machine learning capabilities. PowerMax allows data center infrastructures to be fully equipped to support real-time data and analytics workloads, critical for enabling important business intelligence insights. This storage array represents the model of Modern Tier 0 Storage, ideal for supporting today’s shifting workloads and applications as well as tomorrow’s advancements.
- Dell EMC showcased the new advancements in VxRail, including new capabilities to support critical performance and enable the adoption of next generation multi-cloud technologies within VMware environments. The newly built-out VxRail includes NVMe and 25 Gbps network connectivity to ensure streamlined data and application access. Both the VxRail and VxRack SDDC provide an unencumbered path to deployment for VMware-based private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
- Dell EMC also announced an array of other innovations, including advancements in its storage, server, hyper-converged infrastructure and cloud solutions. Dell EMC’s newly expanded service portfolio addresses many of the tech industry’s leading interests and needs, including capabilities to support artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning.
Our team’s experience
Overall, Dell Tech World provided a great opportunity for our team to learn more about some of the sector’s most impactful recent innovations from the experts. In addition to attending the featured speakers and breakout sessions, we particularly enjoyed spending time with our customers and partners during our happy hour events, as well as meeting with new and potential partners. We spent many meals during the event networking with other technology leaders, as well as discussing our new Dell EMC storage agents and our overarching roadmap supporting Dell EMC products.
Until next year!