VSPEX At EMC World 2015

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VSPEX is going big at EMC World May 4-7 in Las Vegas. From major new solution announcements, to breakout and keynotes, to an extensive presence on the show floor and at Global Partner Summit, we'll be hard to miss. This page has all the information you need to learn more about VSPEX and VSPEX BLUE while you're at EMC World. More details will be added soon.


VSPEX-Specific Breakout Sessions




Options For Quickly Deploying End User Computing With Converged Infrastructure

Monday 3PM

Wednesday 12PM

Joe Vukson


This session discusses how VSPEX, Vblock and VSPEX BLUE meet the increasing demands for business agility. VDI for the first time can be a complex project filled with risk. This session also shows you how to choose a proven solution that is a perfect fit not only for today’s business needs, but one that will scale to meet your future demands.


Using Vblock & VSPEX Converged Infrastructure For The Fastest Hybrid Cloud Solution Deployments

Monday 3PM

Wednesday 3PM

Mark Nadler


Learn how Converged Infrastructure offerings, including, Vblock, VSPEX, and VSPEX BLUE make it possible to deploy the Federation  Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution in only 28 days. This session focuses on the underlying technology used in these solutions and which offering is best for your environment.


Agile, Scalable, and Trusted Cloud Deployments: VSPEX BLUE with EVO:RAIL

Tuesday 12PM

Thursday 8:30AM

Rieko Sato


VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure with VMware EVO:RAIL is perfect for businesses that want to start small and scale out without advanced planning. Learn how the appliance experience is more than a pre-configured system. Understand the differences in workloads and use cases compared to EMC arrays and ScaleIO. Explore EMC’s unique value, and find answers to frequently asked questions.


Understanding The Rapidly Changing Converged Infrastructure Landscape

Monday 8:30AMKarl Connolly


Along with a panel of converged customers, this session discusses the rapidly changing converged infrastructure market and the current trends affecting it. This session also defines the different types of converged offerings and help you understand the pros and cons of each. At the end of the session, you’ll understand which converged offerings can have the greatest impact on your business. 


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What to take VSPEX BLUE for a test drive? The EMC World Hands On Labs let you do just that. Experience how simple it can be to build, provision and manage your own VSPEX BLUE Appliance. Go from power-on to building VMs in 15 minutes; explore the ease of management and lifecycle operation.  Quickly deploy virtual desktops with VMware Horizon View and get hands-on experience integrating the EMC CloudArray gateway with the VSPEX BLUE private cloud infrastructure.


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Other VSPEX-Related Breakout Sessions

Title TimeSponsor Abstract
Lenovo: New Class Of EMC VSPEX Solutions By LenovoMonday, 4:30PMLenovoLenovo has a new class of EMC VSPEX solutions. Come learn how these solutions address Private Cloud and End User Computing (VDI). Session includes configuration details, sizing guides, and support structure for EMC VSPEX. This session is recommended for technical and general sellers.
Radically Accelerate Laying The Foundation Of The SDDC & Redefine Simplicity With EMC VSPEX BLUE Based On VMware EVO:RAILWednesday 8:30AMVMwareYour Mission: Architect and deploy a simple, flexible, automated, dynamic infrastructure solution that aligns IT resources with continually changing business demands. Hesitant to accept? Fear not! EMC VSPEX BLUE is here! Based on the VMware EVO:RAIL engine, VSPEX BLUE radically accelerates time-to-value for IT investments, offering the fastest, lowest risk path to the private/hybrid cloud. Overall SDDC use cases are discussed.
Cisco: Cisco UCS & EMC SolutionsMonday 1:30PMCiscoThis session details key validated designs combining the strength of Cisco and EMC innovation to enable critical applications. Cisco UCS/EMC Storage Connectivity and UCS-Storage Constructs will be reviewed. UCS/VSPEX designs including vSphere, Hyper-V, UCS Mini, ScaleIO, Exchange, Oracle, SAP HANA, and Microsoft SQL will be presented and discussed.
XtremIO: Transforming Your Workloads, Enabling The Agile Data CenterMonday 3PM, Wednesday 8:30AMEMC XtremIOThis session provides an update on XtremIO and how it is transforming customer's workloads for agility and tremendous TCO and business benefits. With customer examples and best practices, we will discuss the use cases and benefits for consolidating mixed workloads across database, analytics, business apps, and hybrid cloud. And we will explore customer examples of how these transformed workflows for real-time analytics and agile dev/ops. Specific best practices include converged infrastructure VSPEX & Vblocks, in-memory copy services, data reduction, virtualization, and QoS.
Riverbed: Branch Converged Infrastructure & Data Center StorageWednesday 8:30AMRiverbedThis session will discuss the relationship between Branch Converged Infrastructure (BCI), hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), and data center storage. Specifically, we will discuss Riverbed's StellFusion technology for extending the reach of data center storage to the brand office (BCI), explain where SteelFusion fits in relation to CI and HCI, and how it influences the data that customers can place on branch-based solutions such as VSPEX BLUE versus data center class systems like VNX, VMAX, and Vblock systems.
Unisys: Learn How VSPEX Forward! Protects Your Mission Critical ApplicationsMonday, 7:30PM (20 Minute Partner Buzz)UnisysVSPEX Foward! The only VSPEX solution that combines the security of Unisys Forward! compute platform with the performance of EMC VMAX3 storage and Brocade networking deliver mission critical performance and high availability for your applications
CDW: VSPEX BLUE: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure & The Total SolutionTuesday 12:30PM (20 Minute Partner Buzz)CDWEMC has introduced VSPEX BLUE, their new hyper-converged, scale-out appliance. This exciting new product brings EMC to the forefront of the hyper-converged space by simplifying and automating deployment operations, management, and upgrades to your compute, storage, virtualization, and network infrastructure. Listen to Vito Ferrante, a CDW Data Center expert, present how to scale up VSPEX BLUE to go beyond the basics and provide a total solution including backup with vSphere Data Protection Advanced and replication using RecoverPoint