Come to VMworld 2016 and return home a rock star


By Satya Vardharajan

Ok. So the Rock Star thing only really applies to the August 30 Customer Reception, co-sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Intel. It features a Karaoke contest, Star Wars theme, buffet and more. (Hope to see you there). But I’m convinced that everything you’ll experience at VMworld 2016 … and take back to your company … will show everyone just how much you rock. Here’s why.

HPE and VMware: perfect harmony

As long-time strategic Alliance partners, HPE and VMware bring you the best of two technology leaders. Our products have been designed, developed, and tested to deliver top performance and the best results using each other’s technology. At VMworld, you’ll get an in-person look at these joint solutions. There’s no better way or place to learn how we can accelerate your journey to the software-defined data center (SDDC) and hybrid cloud with the most integrated portfolio of hardware, software, and services. You’ll also get to see how these solutions can help you simplify management in multi-cloud environments, accelerate deployment of virtual desktops (VDI), and protect your enterprise from data loss and security threats.

Then, take all of this knowledge back home and see what happens. See if you don’t instantly achieve rock star status and get met with groups of your colleagues bowing to you and saying “We’re not Worthy.”  

What to see and do

Ok, so back to reality … which is that events like VMworld have way too much to see and do. During its three days - from August 28 to September 1 – many attractions will vie for your attention. But we’re focusing on joint HPE – VMware solutions, and as a Global Diamond Sponsor of VMworld, HPE will have a very strong presence. So here’s a checklist of things to do if you want to achieve Rock Star status:

Visit the two booths that HPE will have on the event floor: #1523 and #1723.

While you’re at the booths, there, be sure to attend some of the 30+ Theater Presentations and 20+ Technology Demos. You’ll see joint HPE and VMware solutions in action, which means you’ll be impressed and you’ll be hooked.

Also check out the three HPE sponsor breakout sessions on high-interest topics:

And don’t forget the Customer Reception where all that great singing will take place:  


  • When:  Tuesday, 30 August, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Where: The House of Blues – Mandalay Bay
  • What: Reception, Buffet and Open Bar

But save some of your voice for when you get back home. That’s when you can sing the praises of the HPE – VMware solutions you saw.  And that’s where your true Rock Star self will step out and be recognized.

Complete information about HPE’s presence at VMworld.

 Music to your ears

BTW, if you can’t make it to VMworld, you can still achieve Rock Star status. Check out the site that discusses the joint solutions HPE and VMware offer. Then, sing away! 

When: August 28 – September 1 
Where: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center,, Las Vegas, NV
Booth: #1523 & #1723

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About the Author
Satya currently manages the WW VMware Alliance at HPE. He is responsible for developing, and driving the VMware ISV Alliance Strategy for Hewlett Packard Enterprise encompassing Servers, Storage, Networking, Converged Systems, Technology Services and Enterprise Services portfolio. Satya has spent over 20 years in the technology industry, working in a variety of different functions including product management, product marketing and business development.

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