Vmworld 2017 highlights - vegasVMworld 2017 is just over a month away. The IT conference will be taking place August 27-31, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center. VMworld is known as a place where IT professionals, industry leaders, and other experts gather to learn new ways to leverage VMWare in their data centers and cloud infrastructure.

VMware is a popular application that was acquired by EMC in 2004, who was then acquired by Dell in 2016 to form Dell Technologies. VMworld attendees will get to see how VMWare fits into the ever-evolving Dell Technologies family. Do you still need help deciding on whether you should attend VMworld? Here are 3 reasons to go.

Keynotes, Sessions, & Labs

One of the biggest selling points for VMworld is the amount of knowledge attendees can gain about VMWare. Expand your skillset and apply key learnings to your day to day IT operations. Topics will include popular IT trends from the year like hyperconverged infrastructure, network & security, and more. For a full list of labs, general, and breakout sessions visit the VMworld website.

Industry-Focused Workshops & Showcase

While some IT conferences can span the grid of topics and offerings, one commonality is the ability to customize your experience. VMworld is no different. Every industry faces unique business challenges and pain points. To better help attendees with this challenge, VMWare launched industry-specific sessions and pre-conference workshops at VMworld 2017. VMworld will offer workshops geared toward healthcare, retail, government, and financial services. These industry focused workshops will help you further tailor your VMworld experience.

Networking, Solutions Exchange, & Happy Hour

VMworld is more than just a time to learn how to modernize your data center or take advantage of the leading technologies in the IT industry. It is also a time to relax while meeting other IT professionals. VMworld attendees will get the chance to network with over 200 VMWare partners at the Solutions Exchange. VMworld will also be a time to unwind with customer appreciation events throughout the week.

In addition to everything VMworld has to offer, don’t forget about us! Reliant Technology will also be attending VMworld and hosting a happy hour event on August 28th. This will be a great opportunity to network with other IT focused individuals and meet for drinks, food, and raffle prizes after a long day of demos, labs, and keynotes. If you’re a Reliant customer and would like to put a face with a name, or are interested in learning more about Reliant Technology’s IT hardware and support services, come on by! RSVP here and we’ll send you the details. In the meantime, if you want to learn more, or need help with a server, storage, or networking project, reach out to one of our storage specialists.