If you missed EMC at VMware Partner Exchange 2015 (VMware PEX) or want to relive the excitement, I’ve captured highlights of EMC’s presence at the event! This year EMC made a big splash at VMware PEX with an information-packed boot camp session, an exciting launch announcement and an interactive launch party complete with a human foosball tournament.

EMC Bootcamp


EMC’s Chad Sakac, SVP, Sales Engineering, kicked off the EMC Technical Bootcamp with his thoughts on what’s next in software-defined storage. He also discussed what EMC is doing with VMware to speed up the adoption of hybrid cloud consumption and enable partners to leverage our joint technologies. Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, made a special appearance at the Bootcamp to participate in the conversation!

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At VMware PEX, EMC introduced VSPEX BLUE! VSPEX BLUE redefines simplicity by delivering virtualization, compute, storage and management in an agile, scalable, and easy to manage "Hyper-Converged Infrastructure" appliance. VSPEX BLUE is powered by VMware EVO:Rail and EMC software, take this video guided tour to understand how this is made possible.

To learn more, listen to the podcast where Techhead’s Simon Seagrave interviews EMC's Chad Dunn, Senior Director, VSPEX Business Operations, on all things VSPEX BLUE. If you are ready to go-to-market and sell, please download all of the materials you need to get started in our new VSPEX BLUE enablement site.



VSPEX BLUE Launch Party

To celebrate the announcement of VSPEX BLUE, EMC hosted an epic Launch Party where EMC Business Partners had the opportunity to engage directly with the VSPEX BLUE team. To amplify the excitement, professional US Soccer player, DaMarcus Beasley attended the event as a special guest. The competitive human foosball tournament was an interactive and fun activity for both spectators and players.



EMC and VMware Breakout Session

EMC’s Jim Quercetti, Director, Global Partner Sales and Strategy, led the breakout session discussion entitled “EMC and VMware: Better Together For Your Customers. Better Together For Your Bottom Line”. Partners had the opportunity to learn how to unlock new revenue streams by delivering joint EMC and VMware solutions.

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EMC Recognized as VMware’s Innovation Partner of the Year

To culminate the event, EMC received the Americas VMware Partner Network Award in the Innovation OEM category. This recognition is a huge honor for EMC and we will continue to drive innovation with our Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solutions in 2015 and beyond!

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Continue the Conversation

To see additional pictures from the event, check out our social recap and continue the conversation with us on Twitter @EMCPartners. If you’d like to learn more about our integration with VMware, visit our Everything EMC at VMware page.

If you enjoyed meeting with us at VMwarePEX this year or have suggestions about what you’d like to see next year, please leave a comment below!

Anna Dorcey