EMC World 2015: Virtual Instruments customers, partners optimize IT infrastructure

By Raj Patel, Senior Director of Corporate and Field Marketing –

Last week, Virtual Instruments was front and center at EMC World at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino and Resort. More than 12,000 EMC customers and 2,000 vendors and partners attended the event, which ran from May 4 to 7. As an EMC partner, we used the event not just to expand our presence among data storage and virtualization decision-makers, but to demonstrate our ability to provide customers with modern infrastructure performance management (IPM) solutions, specifically in the form of answers, not just data.

An emerging complication for IT decision-makers is an abundance of data related to data center performance. However, much of this information is difficult to turn into critical insights that can help virtualized infrastructures function at their highest levels. Our goal is to help our customers receive actionable information, not just raw numbers out of context. And there’s no better way for us to show this off than in-person discussions and live presentations about successful implementations of IPM.

To that end, our customer MetLife delivered a breakout session on Monday, May 4 that demonstrated its use of VirtualWisdom4 to ensure its highly virtualized ecosystem operates optimally. Our executives also had more than 50 briefings for three days straight with customers and partners, focusing on IPM’s ability to help them find real solutions to their performance-related IT challenges.

Our customers are the most important asset for our company. We were fortunate enough to have Gerry Berg, VP and global head of technology platforms at the Estee Lauder Group of Companies, Tony Granata, AVP of capacity planning and forecasting for MetLife, and Russ Norman, Director of systems engineering at E*Trade, leading our customer roundtables this year to offer guidance and first-hand experience regarding the value of IPM for their organizations. They were also able to answer questions from attendees interested in hearing more about how VirtualWisdom operates within an enterprise.

It wasn’t all about work for us last week, though. From the moment attendees arrived, we offered them help and entertainment with our first-class airport shuttle rides to the Venetian, during which passengers participated in a VI-sponsored scavenger hunt. Two winners were drawn every day to participate in a thrill ride at Exotics Racing, where they had the opportunity to take a few laps driving Ferraris and Lamborghinis. We also enjoyed an “All in to Win” customer and partner appreciation party – a great complement to our product’s guarantee of optimal performance at all times.

Modern IT is all about speed and efficiency. Our time at EMC World demonstrated our commitment to helping our partners’ IT move at the speed their businesses and customers demand, and showed that we’re exactly what companies need to find the IT answers their teams have been missing.

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