Blog-o-rama at Dell EMC World 2017

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.

Media, analysts and influencers gather for a Day One welcome session

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.

Lots of folks did summaries of the Day One news (and there was a LOT of news), including this thorough write up from Dave Henry on Geek Fluent:

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.

Didier Van Hoye sums up some of the strategy around our digital transformation strategy in this post.

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.

Andrea Mauro joined us all the way from Italy for his first Dell EMC World. In his blog, he focused on the announcement of our 14th generation of PowerEdge Servers.

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…

Greg Schulz had this writeup on the Microsoft Azure Stack announcement.

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.

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.

Sarah Vela

About the Author: Sarah Vela

Sarah is the Chief Blog Strategist for Dell Technologies. Born in New York and raised in New England, she has been living and working in the Austin area for over 20 years, but she knows that doesn't make her a true Texan. She joined Dell in the spring of 2011, left briefly for another company, but realized her mistake and returned in November of 2019. Sarah has five kids, two dogs, two cats, and no free time.