It’s time again for Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference, or Gartner Data Center for short. For VCE, that means another great opportunity to connect with customers, partners, and others face to face. But this year we wanted to make sure no one is left out. For that reason, we will be sharing as much of the conference as we can with you. That includes live tweets from CTO Hyper-Convergence John Lockyer (@Johnloc), Social Manager Paul Young (@youngp2), and myself (@JayCuthrell). In addition we will be running a live blog here on the Vblog with summaries and big takeaways from key sessions. So follow along and let us know in the comments if there is anything you would really like to hear about.
So what will we be covering? Here are just a few examples.
Don’t miss your chance to speak with the VCE team at our booth (#324) in the Solution Showcase. There will be great learning and hands on opportunities. Talk with the team and get your badge scanned for a chance to win an Apple Watch. For those at home you can still get a walkthrough of the booth here on the Vblog.
If you are at the conference, don’t miss the opportunity to see VCE, John Lockyer talk with CenturyLink’s Director of Product Management for Cloud Solutions, Michael Joffe on the benefits of converged infrastructure for hybrid IT solutions. Sessions like this are particularly interesting because of the opportunity to hear the customer and solution provider perspectives.
This opening keynote from Gartner VPs will be a great way to set the perspectives for the conference. It promises to touch on the core competencies required to be successful in the age of the “enterprise-defined data center” no matter what new technologies or services come along.
Gartner takes a look at their famous magic quadrant analysis. This session promises to take a look through the challenges and opportunities for vendors in the integrated systems market. It will be interesting to hear how expectations have changed since the 2015 report first came out.
Some of the best information you can get a conference is had over a late night dinner. There will be an ‘Ask VCE’ discussion panel with guests including CEO Praveen Akkiraju. We will also let you know what users are excited about and what use cases are interesting.
Another great keynote by Gartner, we will get a view into CIO priorities in 2016. Will they match your expectations? Are you prepared for the increase of decrease in spend? This should be a great conversation starter.
Your best bet to stay connected is subscribe to this blog and follow along with our Twitter accounts (@VCE, @Johnloc, @youngp2, @JayCuthrell). Again if there is anything that you would like to see specifically, leave a note in the comments or message us on Twitter. See you at the show!