In a perfect digitally transformed world, every application workload would instantly know where best to deploy itself. No one on the IT staff would ever have to spend time optimizing the performance of those workloads or worrying where they are running at any given moment. As great as that all sounds every IT professional attending the VMworld 2017 conference this month knows all too well that application workloads are not going to manage themselves any time soon. What IT professionals can count on is the fact that application workloads and the IT infrastructure on which they depend are becoming acutely more intelligent with each passing day.IT professionals today routinely get asked to manage workloads that are anywhere from a few decades old to literally being born of the cloud in that last few minutes. Some of those workloads need to run on a public cloud. But the clear majority of those workloads will continue to be deployed in traditional on-premises data center environments now and well into the future. The real challenge going forward will be managing those workloads as they migrate across hybrid cloud computing environments that will soon be the de-facto standard across the enterprise.At the Dell EMC booth #400 we will be showcasing new additions to our Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and Native Hybrid Cloud platforms as well as updates on our HCI portfolio. In addition to the Dell EMC experts staffing the booth, there will no shortage of vBrownBag TechTalks and Hands-on Labs!Of course, the inimitable Chad Sakac, president of the Dell EMC Converged Platform and Solutions Division (CSPD), will provide his unique perspective on the ‘the State of the Union’ within Dell EMC with a special focus on multi-cloud, converged and hyper-converged platforms during a breakout session on August 30 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. That will be preceded by an ‘Ask Chad’ session at the Dell EMC booth during which customers and partners will be invited to ask Chad questions on Monday, August 28 between 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.In addition, you should make time to visit the HCI Room to see why VxRail systems are the fastest growing product line in our history.Finally, don’t miss a chance to hear from your peers during our CONVERGED meetup Monday, August 28 from 3-5:30 p.m., at StripSteak in Mandalay Bay. The highlight of this session will be a customer panel of VxRail and EHC/NHC customers moderated by CPSD’s head of marketing, Bob Wambach, Chad Sakac and VMWare’s head of Dell Technologies solutions, Iain Mulholland.Naturally, no conference experience is complete without the opportunity to take home some cool swag. In the HCI Room you’ll discover a new HCI Hero interactive video game along with some awesome VxRail swag. In the VxRail’s escape room you’ll find the The Great Xscape – a physical experience that challenges participants to complete thee puzzles in less than 10 minutes to escape the room. The group with the best time of the day will win Dell laptops! For those that arrive early enough we also encourage you to participate in the 9th annual v0dgeball tourney on Sunday, August 29 at 3:00 p.m. to benefit the Wounded Warriors charity.The unifying theme of all these events is VMware, which now sets the bar for what hybrid cloud computing in the enterprise should really be. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing how the latest version of the VMware vRealize automation framework injects a massive amount of intelligence into the management of hybrid clouds. That capability makes public clouds hosting instances of VMware an almost seamless extension of any on-premises IT environment.We are also excited to show you how the latest generation of NVMe-based VxRack systems are redefining the economics of hybrid cloud computing. Contrary to popular opinion it’s now much more cost effective to run certain classes of long-running workloads in an on-premises IT environment. In fact, a recent Cloud Price Index report published by 451 Research notes that anything involving more than 400 virtual machines is less expensive to deploy on-premises. Obviously, public clouds will continue to play an important role in IT. But we believe it has been conclusively proven that the future of enterprise IT will revolve around hybrid clouds built on top of robust pre-integrated IT infrastructure such as our Dell EMC Blocks, Racks and Appliances that are designed from the ground up to achieve unparalleled levels of scale.If you can’t make it out to Las Vegas this month, be sure to try and attend VMworld 2017 conference in Barcelona next month. Whether we are in the desert or on the shores of the Mediterranean we know there really is no substitute for a hands-on experience when it comes to seeing and believing in the future of hybrid cloud computing.
July 18: 2nd T20I – Guyana National Stadium, GuyanaJuly 19: 3rd T20I – Guyana National Stadium (West Indies in England)June 4-8: 1st Test – The OvalJune 12-16: 2nd Test – EdgbastonJune 25-29: 3rd Test – Lord’s(New Zealand in West Indies)July 8: 1st Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, AntiguaJuly 10: 2nd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket GroundJuly 13: 3rd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Windsor Park, DominicaJuly 15: 1st T20I – Windsor Park ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Following is the West Indies 2020 itinerary announced by Cricket West Indies on Friday:MATCH SCHEDULE (West Indies men)(Ireland in West Indies)January 4: 50-over warm-up match – Three Ws Oval, BarbadosJanuary 7: 1st Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Kensington Oval, BarbadosJanuary 9: 2nd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Kensington OvalJanuary 12: 3rd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Grenada National Stadium, GrenadaJanuary 15: 1st T20I – Grenada National StadiumJanuary 18: 2nd T20I – Warner Park, St KittsJanuary 19: 3rd T20I – Warner Park, St Kitts (South Africa in West Indies)July 15-19: warm-up match – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, TrinidadJuly 23-27: 1st Test – Queen’s Park Oval, TrinidadJuly 31 to August 4: 2nd Test – Daren Sammy Stadium, Saint LuciaAugust 8: 1st T20I – Broward County Stadium, USAAugust 9: 2nd T20I – Broward County Stadium, USAAugust 12: 3rd T20I – Sabina Park, JamaicaAugust 15: 4th T20I – Sabina ParkAugust 16: 5th T20I – Sabina Park(West Indies ICC T20 World Cup)October 25: vs New Zealand – Melbourne Cricket GroundOctober 28: vs Australia – Perth StadiumOctober 30: vs Qualifier B2 – Perth StadiumNovember 3: vs Pakistan – Adelaide OvalNovember 7: vs Qualifier A1 – Melbourne Cricket GroundNovember 11: Semifinal 1 – Sydney Cricket GroundNovember 12: Semifinal 2 – Adelaide OvalNovember 15: FINAL – Melbourne Cricket Ground