It’s almost February, which can only mean one thing: VMware Partner Exchange! Sure, there’s that other chocolate-and-heart occasion of the month, but SolidFire likes to express its feelings with socks.

 

We love our partners and providers and look forward to catching up with you all. Here are some opportunities to connect next week.

 

 

Got #vBacon? Meet and greet other VMware PEX attendees at this late-night community appreciation event with Cisco. And get this sticker!

 

What: VMware Partner Exchange

When: February 2-5

Where: Moscone Center, San Francisco, SolidFire Booth 616

Virtual: #VMwarePEX #vBacon follow along @SolidFire

Monday 2/2:

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Solutions Exchange is open! Visit us for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) tech preview, VMware vRealize Automation with SolidFire Storage tech preview, whiteboard with SolidFire experts, and learn more about our partner initiatives. Plus, socks.

Tuesday 2/3:

Mel’s is always crowded; now there’s an alternative. Gene Kussmann will lead this tech deep-dive of SolidFire’s scale-out platform. Contact Keith Norbie (keith.norbie@solidfire.com) for an invite.

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Solutions Exchange is open! All of the above applies, PLUS Roving Reporter Josh Atwell will interview experts on the show floor. Tweet a question his way or sign up for an interview (@josh_atwell).

12:30 p.m.: Keith Norbie presents “Consolidate, Grow and Evolve With SolidFire Storage” in the Solutions Exchange theater.

1:00 p.m.: SolidFire Technical Solutions briefing with Dave Wright. What better way to get your tech information than from the source? Space is limited, act now. Contact Keith Norbie (keith.norbie@solidfire.com) for an invite.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Have a question about VMware architecture best practices, using Agile Infrastructure, or exploring the next wave of data services? Jeramiah Dooley will be at the booth to answer them.

10 p.m. – midnight: #vBacon: A joint community appreciation event with Cisco. Few things say “thank you” like bacon, and this is a great opportunity to meet and greet in a relaxed setting after a long day. Register in advance and pick up a sticker at the booth for VIP entry.

Wednesday 2/4:

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Technical Breakfast BootCamp with SolidFire. Mel’s will still be crowded — last chance to hear Gene Kussmann lead this tech overview of SolidFire’s scale-out platform. Contact Keith Norbie (keith.norbie@solidfire.com) for an invite.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Partner Executive Briefing with Dave Wright. If you’re looking for great market insights for Partner GTM, SolidFire’s market fit, and you wear a suit to tech events, this is the session for you.

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Solutions Exchange is open! All of the above applies, PLUS Roving Reporter Josh Atwell will interview experts on the show floor. Tweet a question his way or sign up for an interview.

Thursday 2/5:

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Learn more about breakthroughs in software-defined storage automation. Driven by vRealize Automation with a tech preview for SolidFire. Join Rawlinson Rivera for STO4279, Moscone West, Room 2007: “Software-Defined Storage: The Key to Agility with Control”

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco! If you have questions, ping me on Twitter: @CommsNinja

 

Amy Lewis