VMblog: As a VMworld 2017 sponsor, how can people find you this year?
ManageEngine: Our booth number is 112. We are platinum sponsor with a 10x20 booth, and we'll have seven staff members at the event. Come by and say hi!
VMblog: Is there anything unique about this year's booth setup? Do you have a theme?
ManageEngine: Our booth this year is all about making our user's IT as straightforward and comprehensive as possible, so our booth is themed around #uncomplicate.
VMblog: Can you give readers a few reasons why your product or service is considered unique?
ManageEngine: No other vendor in the market has what we do: Our unified IT management software, OpManager, offers solutions for network monitoring, physical server and VM monitoring, bandwidth management, configuration management, firewall log management, IP address management, and switch port management.
VMblog: Why should a VMworld attendee add you to their MUST SEE list?
ManageEngine: Our products offer comprehensive solutions for virtualization management, while still being very intuitive and easy to use.
VMblog: What do you like most about sponsoring VMworld?
ManageEngine: VMworld is a big event for us. As a company, we connect best with the people on the ground, actually working with our software, and VMworld gives us a great opportunity to do exactly that.
VMblog: Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth this year?
ManageEngine: This year, we'll be demoing the latest versions of our products for virtualization management, VM patch management, server management, IT management, and more. Attendees should feel free to stop by for a demo or just to chat, but can take a look at how easy and affordable our solutions are.
VMblog: How does your company and product fit within the VMware ecosystem?
ManageEngine: Our company offers solutions for ITOM, ITSM, and IT security management. Our products help monitor and manage VMware systems for performance, patches, and security.
VMblog: What are you looking forward to most at VMworld this year?
ManageEngine: We're mostly looking forward to talking with attendees about their needs and seeing how we can help solve them. We're also looking forward to letting people know about our portfolio of solutions, which can help attendees better manage their VMware environment and their IT, as a whole.
VMblog: How many times have you sponsored VMworld before? And what keeps you coming back?
ManageEngine: We've sponsored VMworld for many years now, and the thing that keeps us coming is just the chance to connect with our users and other IT professionals face to face. It's really a great opportunity to find out what users need and how we can help make their jobs easier.
VMblog: How has exhibiting at VMworld helped your company's bottom line?
ManageEngine: Exhibiting at VMworld is great for our bottom line as we end up informing a lot of new users about our solutions, which they typically adopt. On top of that, it's a great chance to consult with existing users and make sure they're happy.
VMblog: What would you say to prospective attendees who are thinking about attending VMworld but aren't sure if it's worth it or not?
ManageEngine: VMworld is a great event that will help them stay up to date about the latest technological advancements in the virtualization space and the solutions that help them to manage better.
VMblog: What do you think we need to do collectively as an ecosystem to strengthen the industry?
ManageEngine: It could definitely help to have more of a community where vendors and customers can discuss ways to simplify IT management and work together in building a better ecosystem.
VMblog: What do you hope to come away with from exhibiting at VMworld?
ManageEngine: Our main goal is to spread the news about our portfolio of solutions to as many attendees as possible and gather feedback from them so that we can build even better products.
VMblog: Do you have any tips for first time attendees of VMworld that you'd like to share?
ManageEngine: Take your time! The best interactions at these shows come from taking time to learn about all the solutions available and have authentic discussions. And don't forget to take your vitamins and get plenty of rest!
VMblog: Attendees always enjoy a good trade show tchotchke. Are you guys giving away anything special or interesting this year?
ManageEngine: We like to appreciate those attendees who come by for demos and will have long sleeved shirts we're giving away, along with some fun stickers and even USB drives.