Dell EMC World 2017, Las Vegas style, is now midway through Day Three and I can finally stop, catch my breath, and read up on some of the coverage. This year we were delighted to be able to invite a nice-sized group of bloggers and podcasters to attend the general and breakout sessions, meet with spokespeople, network with each other, and get a first-hand look at what Dell EMC has been cooking up over the last few months. In between all of that excitement they somehow also managed to create some content.
In this post, I thought I’d do a few call-outs on some of blogs and podcasts that have already started hitting my RSS feeds.
Dell Technologies really seems to be taking their message of transforming IT to heart. Personally, I believe that the announcement of new pricing models is the biggest news from today. This will likely be a huge agent of change in IT.
Given the vast amount of attention digital transformation gets nowadays it will be no surprise that DELL EMC is focusing its efforts to facilitate this transition for its customers. After all, an unrelenting focus on real customer needs is one of the cornerstones of digital transformation. As such, DELL EMC is drinking its own champagne.
The newly designed 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio forms a secure, scalable compute platform that is the ideal foundation for cloud, analytics or software-defined data center initiatives.
John Herbert helped to provide some context and perspective on our networking announcement on his Moving Packets site:
Dell EMC has moved from being a network vendor whose equipment sits within server racks, and is now a player capable of providing the whole switching infrastructure for the data center or campus network. That’s quite a transition…
…essentially you can have the Microsoft Azure experience (or a subset of it) in your own data center or data infrastructure, enabling cloud experiences and abilities at your own pace, your own way with control.
— Alastair Cooke (@DemitasseNZ) May 9, 2017
Last but not least, we got the whole gang together for a Speaking in Tech reunion of sorts. You can listen to the episode on The Register. And I haven’t seen Keith Townsend all week because he’s been subbing in on theCUBE. Their Dell EMC World interviews are all here. And the vBrownBag crew has been set up in the Village space all week recording interviews with subject matter experts and community members. There’s some great content already hitting their YouTube channel.
I’ll be watching my feeds for more content over the next few days and will follow up next week with some highlights. In the meantime, there should be plenty here to inform and entertain you! Thanks again to all the bloggers who made the trip to Las Vegas, it’s great to have you here at the show.