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The Power of Partners at VMworld 2012

Posted by Karri Chamberlain on Aug 30, 2012 10:17:55 AM

It’s been a great VMworld and once again, our partners have been a huge part of the event’s success. Here’s a quick recap of some announcements, product demonstrations, giveaways and more from several of our VMworld 2012 Diamond and Platinum sponsors.


Dell2012 marked the first year that Wyse and Dell joined forces at VMworld as “a great opportunity for us to spend some quality time with our customers.” Dell Wyse customers descended on the show. Dell Cloud Client Computing launched the public beta of Project Stratus. And, the annual VMworld CEO Roundtable earned a standing ovation thanks in part to Michael Dell.


EMC – Everything EMC at VMworld US, and soon VMworld Europe, is available to you in this community. Content is current because it was designed for you – someone  interested in chatting, connecting, commenting, posting documents and asking questions about their VMware infrastructure. vSpecialists monitor the site and update information daily. Be sure to bookmark this community site.


NetApp – You won’t want to leave VMworld without the NetApp VSA. “This is the real-deal, the actual NetApp VSA that you can purchase from NetApp! It includes evaluation licenses which can upgraded to production licenses at any time…” says the Virtual Storage Guy. He then offers five ways to ensure you receive a USB stick with the NetApp Data ONTAP Edge VSA and URLs to register, and download OnCommand Systems Manager and the Virtual Storage Console plug-in for VMware vCenter Server, while attending VMworld. Don’t miss out.


Symantec – Approximately “100 points of integration to date.” That’s how Symantec and VMware have teamed up to help businesses make the transition to virtualization as smooth as possible. Whether an organization is replacing legacy technologies or adapting them to virtualization, Symantec and VMware offer “integration with purpose.” A few examples of how customers are relying on Symantec integration with VMware include Carrington Holding Company and University Hospitals of Leuven, which have leveraged Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 to proactively protect information in both physical and virtual environments. In addition, Continuum Health Partners and Sydney Adventist Hospital have greatly increased backup and recovery capabilities with Symantec Netbackup. Details are in this press release or stop by booth #909.


VCE – In this year’s Solution Exchange, VCE is showing off a Management and Orchestration pod that includes technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC to help customers successfully deliver cloud computing to their tenants. And if you think some of the solutions overlap, think again. VCE is showcasing the solutions in such a way that it doesn’t duplicate functionalities. Check it out and let VCE know what you think at the VM Trooper Headquarters.


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