¡Mira! ¡Mira! So much to see from HPE at VMworld Barcelona

By Urs Renggli

The excitement will be universal at VMworld Barcelona, no matter what specific language you use to express it. Unglaublich! Impressionant! Superiore! - all will apply to this outstanding event. And much of that excitement will come from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s presence at - and contribution to – VMworld. I definitely plan to be there and I hope you will, too.

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From October 17 – 20, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will showcase how, together with VMware®, we can accelerate your journey to the software defined data center (SDDC) and hybrid cloud by providing the most integrated portfolio of hardware, software, and services. You’ll see our strong partnership in action in jointly engineered and orchestrated solutions that have proven their ability to help you:

  • Simplify management in multi-cloud environments
  • Accelerate deployment of virtual desktops (VDI) 
  • Protect your enterprise from data loss and security threats.

Check out “Excitement Central”
The hub of the excitement will be HPE Booth #D407. There you’ll be able to participate in 11 live demos of technologies that work exceptionally well with VMware to deliver the results you need and that you’d expect from two industry leaders. Examples include:

  • HPE VM Explorer: Cost effective, reliable and simple back up for VMware
  • 3D virtual tour of HPE Composable Infrastructure
  • HPE OneView 3.0 Global Dashboard provides a clear view across the datacenter 
  • HPE OneView with VMware integrations 
  • All around HPE 3PAR StoreServ and VMware integration
  • Get agile with the HPE Hyper Converged 380 VM Vending Machine

While at the Booth, you can also take in some of the 33 in-booth theater sessions. Choose from topics like:

  • Best practices for simplifying backup for VMware
  • HPE Hyper Converged Infrastructure for Demanding Mission Critical Workloads
  • Understanding Flash in a Virtualized World
  • How Virtualization Unites & Transcends Storage Portfolios
  • Containers & VVols – a primer on new technologies that revolutionize storage for vSphere
  • The Modern Enterprise – forget the device, it’s all about the user

No break from the excitement
HPE is offering three outstanding Break-out Sessions as well at the event.

  • Tuesday 18 October 12:30-13:30 – “Accelerating SDDC through mainstream adoption of network virtualization” details how the HPE VMware (NSX) OEM agreement helps customers automate their data center network fabric and deploy their applications faster and more securely. Session code - NET7656-SPO
  • Tuesday 18 October 14:00-15:00 – “Containers & VVols - a technical deep dive on new technologies that revolutionize storage for vSphere.” The goal of this session is to provide you with all the key information that you will need to know before implementing Virtual Volumes (VVols) in your own environment. Session code - STO9617-SPO 
  • Wednesday 19 October 12:30-13:30 – “HPE Hyper Converged – path to composable infrastructure.” Find out how hyperconverged offers you the ability to simplify your virtualization environments, speed the delivery of new services and lower costs by reducing VM sprawl. Session code - SDDC9995-SPO

Not even close to being done
HPE will be holding a live event on “Accelerating Simplicity” on Tuesday, October 18 at the HPE Booth. There will be four separate sessions, each focusing on an industry:

  • 11:15 - 12:00 Public Sector
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Manufacturing
  • 14:15 - 15:00 Media
  • 15:00 - 15:45 Retail

Attend live and encourage colleagues who cannot attend VMworld to view the sessions on the web via live streaming at

Exciting details
All the exciting details of HPE at VMworld are available here. You can also register here for the October 18 “Accelerating Simplicity” sessions.

Remember, it’s Booth #D407. Be sure to stop by. We’ll be excited to see you.

Urs Renggli is part of the Corporate Strategic Alliances team at HPE. As Evangelism Lead for the EMEA region, he works closely with a number of strategic alliance Partners, including Microsoft, RedHat, SAP and VMware. Urs has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, including 20+ years in a variety of different marketing, sales and alliance leadership roles at Compaq, HP and HPE. Urs also spent 6 years in a number of regional and global roles at Microsoft Corporation.

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