VMblog: How can people find you this year at VMworld 2016?
SolarWinds: As a Silver sponsor this year, the 20x20 SolarWinds booth will be #535 - to the left of the Solutions Exchange entrance and on the third row back from the meeting rooms. We'll have roughly 20 booth staff ready to share all the great things happening at SolarWinds and answer questions.
VMblog: Is there anything interesting or unique about this year's booth setup?
SolarWinds: We have a brand new booth this year that we're very excited about. With more demo stations than ever, state of the art digital touch screens and larger monitors, our product demos and in-booth presentations will be truly next-level.
VMblog: Why should a VMworld attendee add you to their MUST SEE list?
SolarWinds: In addition to all the great giveaways and the really cool booth (not to mention the friendly SolarWinds employees, many of whom are VMware vExperts and Microsoft MVPs), we'll be demoing SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, an award-winning tool for comprehensive virtualization management for VMware and Hyper-V. We'll also be ready to demo SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer and the rest of our exciting product lineup. Included in that is the very latest version of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor featuring NetPath, which provides dynamic and visual hop-by-hop analysis of critical paths and devices along the entire modern network delivery path-on-premises, in the cloud or across hybrid IT environments.
VMblog: What do you like most about sponsoring VMworld?
SolarWinds: We sponsor VMworld because we love meeting SolarWinds customers and other conference-goers. SolarWinds solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Many also attend events such as VMworld, so the face-to-face interaction with them as they come by our booth is truly valuable to us.
VMblog: I've come to identify SolarWinds as a great giver of trade show tchotchke! What are you giving away this year at VMworld?
SolarWinds: SolarWinds gives out the best trade show tchotchkes, hands down. We'll have our famous SolarWinds buttons and t-shirts (plus can koozies, stickers, magnets and luggage tags). And if conference-goers pick up one of our t-shirts and visit our booth again while wearing it, they'll get a custom SolarWinds Google Cardboard!
VMblog: Do you have any speaking sessions during the show this year?
Here are the details:
Who: Kong Yang
What: "Hybrid IT: The Final Countdown"
When: August 29, 2:20-2:40 p.m.
Where: Solutions Exchange Theater B
Who: Thomas LaRock
What: "SQL Server on vSphere: A Panel with Some of the World's Most Renowned Experts (VIRT7654)"
When: Tuesday, Aug 30, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Who: Thomas LaRock
What: "Performance Tuning and Monitoring Virtualized Database Server (VIRT7511)"
When: Wednesday, Aug 31, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Make sure to get SolarWinds on your must see list at VMworld 2016 - Visit them at booth #535 and learn about Virtualization Manager and other IT related software tools.