Dell EMC World 2017 – Wrap-up and Link-o-rama

Disclaimer: I recently attended Dell EMC World 2017.  My flights, accommodation and conference pass were paid for by Dell EMC via the Dell EMC Elect program. There is no requirement for me to blog about any of the content presented and I am not compensated in any way for my time at the event.  Some materials presented were discussed under NDA and don’t form part of my blog posts, but could influence future discussions.

Here’s a quick post with links to the other posts I did surrounding Dell EMC World 2017, as well as links to other articles I found interesting.


Product Announcements

Here’re the posts I did covering the main announcements from the show.

Dell EMC Announces VMAX Enhancements

Dell EMC Announces Midrange Storage Line Enhancements

Dell EMC Announces XtremIO “X2”

Dell EMC Announces Isilon Update (with cameo from ECS)

Dell EMC (Pre-)Announces ScaleIO 3.0



Here’re the posts I did during the show. These were mainly from the media sessions I attended.

Dell EMC World 2017 – Monday General Session Notes

Dell EMC World 2017 – Michael Dell Q & A (and more!)

Dell EMC World 2017 – Dell Technologies Cloud Strategy Session Notes

Dell EMC World 2017 – Tuesday General Session Notes

Dell EMC World 2017 – Michael Dell Q & A – Part 2

Dell EMC World 2017 – storage.58 – Isilon.Next: Raising the Bar on Performance & Archive Use Cases Notes

Dell EMC World 2017 – storage.43 – Dell EMC Unity: Performance Analysis Deep Dive Notes

Dell EMC World 2017 – (Fairly) Full Disclosure


Other Links

Here’re some articles about the show written by people I know or follow (or both). They’re worth checking out (both the articles and the people).

Jon Klaus

Viva Las Vegas: See you at Dell EMC World 2017!

Workforce Transformation at Dell EMC World 2017


Brett Johnson

Dell EMC World 2017: All wrapped up


Dave Henry

Virtustream Launches Cloud Offering Designed for Healthcare

Summary of Monday’s Announcements at Dell EMC World 2017


Sam Shouse

ScaleIO 3.0


Greg Schulz

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary

Dell EMC Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution


Preston de Guise

Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance


Chad Sakac

Dell EMC World 2017: ScaleIO 3.0!

Dell EMC World 2017: Ready Node-a-palooza!

Dell EMC World 2017: VDI Complete–Ready Bundle!

Dell EMC World 2017: RedHat Ready Bundle Update!

Dell EMC World 2017: Azure Stack Update!

Dell EMC World 2017: VxRack FLEX Updates!

Dell EMC World 2017: Cloud FLEX–I can’t believe we’re doing this!

Dell EMC World 2017: XC Series Updates!

Dell EMC World 2017: VxRail and VxRack SDDC Updates!


Dell EMC Announcements

Here are some of the posts from Dell EMC covering the major product announcements.

Dell EMC VMAX 950F: Raises Bar for High-End All Flash Storage

New Dell EMC PowerEdge: Bedrock of the Modern Data Center

Introducing XtremIO X2 – Next Generation All-Flash Array

Flexible Consumption Models—Transforming How IT Invests for the Future

New Dell EMC SC5020 Storage Array Offers Lowest $/GB

Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance – Innovation Without Compromise

Dell EMC Advances Data Center Grade Software-Defined Storage with ScaleIO.Next

Simplify IT Transformation with Next Gen Dell EMC Unity All-Flash Systems

Bigger. Badder. More Powerful. Dell EMC Just Reinvented #1 Scale-Out NAS Platform in the Industry



I had a hectic but enjoyable week. I would have liked the time to get to more of the technical sessions, but being given access to some of the top executives in the company was pretty neat too. Thanks again to Dell EMC (particularly Mark Browne and Sarah Vela) for having me along for the ride. Now, please enjoy this really blurry picture of Gwen Stefani.