Dell Launches Dell Enterprise Forum

Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:00am EDT

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* Event spans Dell`s leading, end-to-end enterprise portfolio, including a broad
set of solutions to address convergence, data center transformation and data
insights 
* Interactive learning experience, designed specifically for technical users,
includes keynotes, super sessions, more than 100 breakouts, hands-on labs, and
open access to Dell`s top engineers and architects 
* Dell developed this evolved conference based on attendee feedback from past
Dell Storage Forums, the company`s cornerstone technical conference, to include
deep dives into Dell`s broader data center capabilities, covering hardware,
software and services

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Dell will host its Dell Enterprise Forum at the San Jose Convention Center on
June 4-6, 2013. The event will offer Dell customers and partners open access to
the most influential executives, engineers and architects developing Dell`s
end-to-end IT infrastructure. Attendees will take part in keynotes, featuring
Dell`s end-to-end data center approach, technology-specific super sessions,
technical breakouts, roadmap sessions, "speak with a geek" opportunities, and
hands-on labs showcasing the latest Dell data center offerings. 

"The creation of Dell Enterprise Forum is a natural evolution and a direct
result of customer feedback as Dell quickly grows its enterprise footprint and
becomes a critical data center partner to companies worldwide," said Marius
Haas, president of enterprise solutions group at Dell. "The conference will give
customers and partners a chance to spend time with Dell`s enterprise team and
get an in-depth look at our broad capabilities that drive improved efficiencies
in their businesses today while providing a view into the future with our
portfolio." 

Dell Enterprise Forum is a progression of the company`s previously successful
Dell Storage Forums. Dell Storage Forum served as the company`s cornerstone
technical conference, and its charter has been expanded to be inclusive of all
of Dell`s infrastructure capabilities. The conference will include deep dives
into key data center building blocks, such as Dell Active System converged
infrastructures to address specific workloads, Dell PowerEdge rack, tower and
blade servers that provide leading performance and scalability, Dell networking
as the intelligent backbone for in-center communications for data centers, and
Dell storage as a flexible, easy-to-manage and secure data repository. 

Dell continues to offer innovative technology to balance price and performance
with a scalable design point, helping IT organizations of all sizes easily grow
alongside their businesses. Dell Enterprise Forum will offer insights into how
Dell helps organizations attain their desired business outcomes with technology
that works better together to achieve its full potential. 

"We consider ourselves an end-to-end Dell shop," said Pete Koehler, IT manager
and virtualization architect at Tecplot Inc. "That`s why I am particularly
excited about this newly expanded, technical event. With just one trip, I get an
overview of Dell`s data center solution plans and my technical questions
answered by experts who know the technology inside and out. As a past Dell
Storage Forum attendee, I value the quality of information I get time and time
again. The ability to speak one-on-one with product planners and other key
individuals has been invaluable and helped with my short and long-term strategic
decision making. This conference continues to be on my `must go to` list." 

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers to share knowledge and
expertise. They will also interact directly with top engineers and subject
matter experts from Dell`s worldwide development centers on key IT trends
organizations face today, including IT convergence, cloud, mobility, and data
insights. Customers and channel partners create their own agenda, focused on
technology areas with 10 core technical tracks and over 100 technical sessions,
including advanced sessions for the power user, spanning Dell`s server, storage,
networking, and converged infrastructure portfolio. Newly added super sessions
will offer a closer look at the latest advancements within servers, storage,
networking, and converged solutions. Breakouts will include demos and an
in-depth look at helpful tips, best practices and architectural design of
optimal solutions, including hardware, software and services. 

Channel partners can attend all technology sessions, as well as a varied line-up
of sales and business content within a channel track and channel-focused super
session. Both channel partners and customers have three full conference days to
obtain the technical content they need, with the flexibility to attend various
sessions best suited to their individual needs. 

"As a past participant in Dell Storage Forum, I am very excited to see the
change to Dell Enterprise Forum," said Scott Winslow, president and founder of
Winslow Technology Group, a Dell Premier PartnerDirect solutions provider. "This
will allow Dell to showcase its end-to-end enterprise solutions and customers to
better understand all Dell is offering, not only in storage, but in servers,
networking, security, software, cloud, backup and restore, and more. To have all
of these resources, and all of this information, available under one roof, for
three days, is a fantastic opportunity for end users and partners alike. We are
sending seven individuals on our team from Boston to San Jose, and we are very
excited to be participating." 

Registration for Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose is now open. 

Additional Information:

* Blog: Optimize your enterprise at Dell Enterprise Forum
* Video: Why customers attend Dell Storage Forum
* Dell Enterprise Forum
* Dell Enterprise Forum on Twitter
* Dell Enterprise Forum on Facebook

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology
and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit
www.dell.com. 

Dell Enterprise Forum

Join us at Dell Enterprise Forum, the premier technical event for the Dell data
center community. End users and channel partners will learn how to optimize Dell
enterprise environments from servers to storage to cloud. Learn more at
www.DellEnterpriseForum.com or follow #DellEF on Twitter. 

Dell, Dell Enterprise Forum, Dell Storage Forum, PowerEdge, Active Systems,
Compellent, EqualLogic and PowerVault are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims
any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

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