A Sneak Peek At EMCWorld 2014


It’s almost here!  It’s hard to believe a year has passed, but it’s once again time for EMCWorld.  The event is held next week, May 5-8 in Las Vegas at The Venetian, we’re excited about this year’s theme: Redefine.  

For those of you attending, get ready; we have lots of exciting programs and activities this year.  First up, our fearless division President Guy Churchward presents his Super Session Keynote on Tuesday, May 6th at 3 PM.  Titled “Data Protection – Unplugged to Amped Up“, he’ll be discussing how today’s IT landscape spans physical to virtual, on-premise to public cloud—and everything in between. Those that listen in will learn why data protection demands increased user control and visibility, a protection continuum and “as a service” consumption models.  He’ll also be joined on stage by customers such as Wells Fargo, Nielsen and Sub Zero Wolf.


Speaking of amping it up – we have turned booth activities up to 11.  Be sure to visit us at booth 614 and become a Data Protection RockStar!  Come backstage with us and play in our very own Data Protection Rock Band to be entered to win a Fender Stratocaster!   If you’re too cool for school and wear your sunglasses at night we have you covered too.  Check in at our booth on Foursquare and receive a pair of sunglasses with one lucky person picked at random winning a pair of night vision goggles.  If all of this excitement is too much, stop by our Italian Soda bar to wet your whistle.  Take a seat in the theater to hear customers speak of success stories and learn how you too can amp up your data protection and be a rock star as well.  You can also talk to one of our many subject matter experts to find the solution that is right for you.  We also have one top secret surprise waiting for you at the booth that is not to be missed by anyone.  What is it?  Well, I can’t tell you (it wouldn’t be a surprise anymore, would it?) but I can give you a hint: The Bird is the Word.   I guess you just need to stop by to find out and experience all the activities we have to offer.

As if that wasn’t enough action to keep you busy, there are many excellent sessions and Hands On Labs (HOLs) all four days.  Every product and solution under Data Protection and Availability are offered such as backup and recovery, archiving, availability and more.  Products being discussed include Data Domain, Avamar, NetWorker, VPLEX, RecoverPoint, Data Protection Advisor and Mozy.  You can see the entire schedule here.

If you haven’t bought your ticket yet to EMCWorld, it’s not too late!  Tickets are still available.  Can’t make it to EMCWorld this year?  We will be sad to miss you, but you can keep up with all of the happenings by following our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

I look forward to meeting you all in Las Vegas at the Venetian next week!  Be sure to stop by our booth, get some cool swag, and chat about data protection. Until then, keep rocking on.

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