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5 Things You Can’t Miss at VMworld 2016

5 Things You Can’t Miss at VMworld 2016

igel-hedgehog-300x188Plus, Take a Hedgehog Selfie and Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card

The IGEL team is excited to participate in VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas this year! We’ll join other attendees and sponsors from August 28 – September 1, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center. We’ll also join in the Partner Exchange on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28.

VMworld 2016 is an IT event that packs true enterprise business value under one roof. Topics at the event this year will include Unified Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Management and Services, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Business Mobility, and Network Visualization. All of the topics covered will help bring enterprise-level businesses closer to the ideal digital workplace environment. There will be no shortage of experts on VDI and cloud computing, hands-on labs, certification opportunities, and more.

Check out the VMworld 2016 Preview post on and discover the VMware tools and advancements that are expected to take center stage, especially within their Windows 10 strategy.

VMware is aware that the cloud landscape has become complex and crowded, and they plan to take a deep dive into network management and security throughout the event. (H/T BizTech).

Still haven’t registered? Visit the Why Attend VMWorld 2016 page and download a Convince Your Boss worksheet to secure your place at VMworld be_ TOMORROW.

Here are 5 things you can’t miss during VMworld 2016:

1. General Sessions & Samsung Speaking Session
Monday’s and Tuesday’s sessions look at the multi-cloud revolution and the benefits from a distributed, virtualized multi-cloud network. At a time when businesses are enjoying unprecedented opportunities with cloud technology, there lies the potential for problems, since security and compliance lack consistency across potentially multiple clouds. The conference’s general sessions will look at how companies can take advantage of virtualized multi-cloud networks to move workloads from private data centers to a public cloud environment or even between clouds while preserving existing network and security settings.

Samsung speaking session Monday, August 29th 11:30am-12:30pm PST

Fortifying the Cloud

Desktop Complete, by Greg Spence – Sr. BDM, Cloud Solutions
Enabling a Mobile Workforce, by Mireia Aguilera Perez – Director, SSD Marketing
Memory Accelerates Cloud Migration, by Ryan Smith – Director, Global Alliances

NOTE: Use VMware’s Schedule Builder App or go online for a breakout session calendar.

2. Hands-on Learning & Certifications
Hands-on labs will offer sessions like Expert-led workshops, Self-paced labs, modules, and more. Special training and certification offers are also available to attendees at a discount. Participants can select from instructor led or self-paced courses. The 2016 Content Catalog outlines all of the available sessions and information about pre-registration.

3. Networking & Social Events
As usual, a Welcome Reception is scheduled, followed by a VMworld Customer Appreciation Party, as well as a Hall Crawl and designated Hang Spaces. A complete overview is available on the VMworld website.
If you’re an IGEL partner or customer, be sure to check your email and register for our Family & Friends event on Thursday, August 29 at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to attend, please contact us.

4. Learn More about IGEL in Booth #549
As well as getting to know our team members and spend time with our Hedgehogs, visit with IGEL in booth #549 and see why we’re the world leader in the delivery of powerful workspace management software, software-defined endpoints, and thin and zero client solutions. Our solutions power the agility, efficiency, and security of virtual desktop and application delivery systems.

5. Stalk the Hedgehog Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card, Support a Charitable Cause
Wouldn’t it be great to win a $500.00 Amazon gift card while attending VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas? Here’s your chance! Just follow these steps and enter to win, multiple entries possible!

  1. Stop by Booth 549 and check out our endpoint displays, then take a selfie with an IGEL Hedgehog, post it to Twitter & Instagram with the hashtags #IGELhedgehog & #vmworldselfie.
  2. Drop your extra dollars and/or change into our donation container for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and receive a ticket for another entry into the $500.00
  3. Amazon gift card drawing. You’ll also get a little Hedgehog of your own to take home.

  4. Schedule a meeting with the IGEL team during VMworld before the event begins, and receive an additional two entries into the drawing at the meeting. Schedule your meeting via contact form
  5. Winner will be announced at the event and on our social media pages on September 1, 2016.

We’ll see you at VMworld 2016!


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