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All Things Virtustream at VMworld U.S.

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If you’re headed to VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, make sure to connect with Virtustream while you’re there. We’ll be showing up in full force, bringing all sorts of enterprise-class cloud goodness with us. As excited as we are about the technical content we’ll have, I want to share something else we’re just as excited about.

Charitable Efforts

Passion is one of the core values here at Virtustream. Many of our employees are not only passionate about building the best cloud services possible, but also about doing whatever we can to help people in our communities, locally and worldwide. With that in mind, I’m proud to tell you about the two charities Virtustream is supporting at VMworld this year.

The Wounded Warrior Project


The Wounded Warrior Project is a great organization that supports veterans and service members – as well as their families – who have received a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound co-incident to their military service. They deliver this support in numerous ways, including free physical and mental health and wellness services, providing career counseling, job search assistance and more.

With that in mind, Virtustream is sponsoring Team xStream’s entry in the Ninth Annual v0dgeball Tournament at this year’s VMworld with 100 percent of the funds raised from this event going directly to the Wounded Warrior Project to help support their mission. The event is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Sunday, August 27 at the University of Nevada, 4504 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas.

You can get more info on the v0dgeball Tournament here. Stay up to date on the action by following #v0dgeball on Twitter.

Cradles to Crayons


Cradles to Crayons is another great organization that works to provide children with the essentials they need such as clothes, shoes, blankets, hats, mittens, warm coats, school supplies and more. Giving children of poverty a brand-new backpack stuffed full of school supplies not only helps serve their educational needs, but also helps those children feel like they fit in with their peers, which can be key to their educational success.

Everyone attending a whiteboard session in the Virtustream booth will be given a crayon. After the session ends, attendees are encouraged to drop their crayon in the collection box. A full – or hopefully, overflowing – collection box at the end of the show symbolizes the monetary donation Virtustream will make to Cradles to Crayons. Tweet a photo of yourself at the collection box. If you tag the photo with the #VirtustreamInAction hashtag, you’ll get an extra entry in our raffle drawing – more on that below. Now that you know the good that we’re up to, let me tell you about the enterprise cloud goodness we’ll be bringing with us.

Solutions Exchange


Stop by the Virtustream booth, #624, to get details on our enterprise-class cloud offerings. We’ll be doing whiteboard presentations in our booth’s theater area on topics such as:

  • Mission-Critical Applications in the Cloud
  • End-to-End Data Security with Virtustream Storage Cloud
  • Managed Services for the Enterprise Cloud
  • Managing and Mitigating Risks Proactively
  • Running SAP HANA in the Cloud
  • Virtustream Enterprise Cloud Connector for VMware vRealize Automation
  • Accelerating Your Move to the Cloud

These whiteboard sessions will be in collaboration with a professional artist and custom-designed t-shirts will be available for some of the sessions. You’ll also be entered into our raffle for our giveaway of a Wacom Cintiq 13 HD Digital Graphic Tablet that will be announced on Wednesday, August 30 at 3:45pm PT at the booth.

We’ve also got collaboration areas in the booth where Virtustream folks can talk and whiteboard with you one-on-one to answer all of your cloud questions or have a more in-depth follow-on conversation.

Breakout Session

John Arrasjid (VCDX-001) from the Virtustream CTO team will be presenting session LHC3380BUS from 2:30PM to 3:30PM on Monday, August 28, in Islander G on the Mandalay Bay Lower Level. The presentation is titled “Virtustream and VMware Enable Mission-Critical Hybrid Cloud”, and will focus on the Virtustream Enterprise Cloud Connector for VMware vRealize Automation. This is a don’t-miss session. You can get more details on this presentation in our earlier blog post about it.


In addition to the Welcome reception on Sunday, Virtustream along with our friends from Carahsoft and VMware are co-sponsoring two receptions for public sector customers. The receptions will be:

  • Public Sector, Monday, August 28, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Public Sector Healthcare, Tuesday, August 29, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

These are invite-only receptions, so if you work in these areas and don’t have an invitation, contact your Account Manager.

Not Enough Virtustream Goodness for You?

We have reserved meeting rooms onsite. If there’s something in particular you’d like to get more information on without having to deal with the background noise of the Solutions Exchange, schedule a meeting with us.

You can find a summary of all our VMworld activities in our cheat sheet here.

Last, but not necessarily least, stop by our booth and come see me. I’ll be happy to talk and/or whiteboard about pretty much anything virtualization-, cloud-, or Virtustream-related with you. If I’m not in the booth when you come by, just ask someone in a Virtustream shirt for me. They’ll know how to get me back there quickly.

See you in Las Vegas!