vBrainstorm at Dell World 2015

With the euphoria of VMworld 2015 still fresh, we are pleased to announce that vBrainstorm will be at Dell World 2015 in Austin, Texas October 20-22.  For the fourth year Dell has graciously extended invitations to members of the Dell TechCenter Rockstar community affording them the opportunity to attend with press/blogger credentials.

This will be my fourth time to attend and it has been interesting to watch the event grow and mature a little more each year, and become the launching point for Dell’s new hardware, software and service offerings.  Last year the new FX2 blade platform and XC hyper-converged partnership with Nutanix were huge hits among attendees, while the DCS XA90 (spec sheet) seemed to slip in under the radar during a big data segment in a keynote.

For this year, I anticipate the usual announcements around 14th generation servers, updated desktops and laptops all making use of the latest CPU offerings Intel has released.  Beyond this I hope that the fruits of being private for two years, and the ability to more readily integrate the technologies gained through acquisitions of the last decade, start to see the light of day.  Dell has hinted at things, and shown NDA roadmaps, but now is the time to start delivering on the promise of moving faster without Wall Street breathing down their necks.

Written by Michael Davis

A former sysadmin returning to his network engineer roots with a long history in virtualization, EUC and storage. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2012-2015, Unidesk Certified Professional 2014, vExpert 2015-2016, Splunk Certified Power User. Stalking the twitters at @michael_edavis

  • Leo

    Hi Michael..just saw your post about the 14th gen server family..we are looking at the T630 and would hate to buy now if the T640 was around the corner..not looking for you to break your NDA..but should I wait a little while..or is next fall a closer guess than springtime?
    Thank, Leo

    • Michael Davis

      I don’t recall any announcements concerning the T640, but historically Dell has released their server refreshes in the fall. Whether to wait on the T640 or not really should driven by the state of the current system (still under warranty or not, able to handle existing and planned workloads, and similar considerations), with mid-generation hardware refreshes the T630 is a very capable platform for SMB needs.