It’s almost time for VMworld US 2015, and the team at SolidFire can’t wait to see you in San Francisco. Visit us at Booth #929 and witness “Great Feats of Virtualization” from August 30th through September 3rd on the hallowed floors of the Moscone Center and beyond!


As a company founded by an engineer, we like to measure things. For instance, how much firepower are we bringing to VMworld?


Here are the results of a highly unscientific poll conducted by the team:

# of VMworlds attended (US and Europe): 65
# of hours of booth time: 570
# of sessions presented: 72
# of tweets tweeted: 9,285
# of customer briefings: 301
# of breakfasts at Mel’s: 57
# of steps taken: 1,624,679
# of hours sleep: -9,578

Now for some other key numbers (Booth #929):


5 sessions during the conference


STO5074 – Explaining Advanced Virtual Volumes Configurations
SDDC6541-SPO – Workload Consolidation- From Silos to the Software Defined Data Center
STP6305 – Realizing Next Generation Consumer Capabilities with VMware and SolidFire
INF5116 – A Practical Introduction to DevOps for VMware Administrators
VAPP6681-SPO – Storage Upstarts: More than a “Flash” in the Pan
Sign up for VMworld sessions.

4 bikes and sessions in a W Hotel suite


Register at – wait for it – booth #929, for your chance to win a SolidFire bike! We’re giving away a bike a day at VMworld, starting on Sunday, and concluding Wednesday.


We also have four exclusive sessions (two include lunch) in a private W Hotel Suite on Monday and Tuesday. Sign up for these sessions at You won’t want to miss the Disruptive Trend session with our CEO, Dave Wright!

3 community events


If the in-booth theater sessions, the eWOW suite at the W (see complete list and register for special sessions, which include CEO and founder Dave Wright as a featured speaker), and the general sessions are not enough SolidFire, there’s more! Join us at #v0dgeball as we take down the competition for a good cause on Sunday afternoon. Or let’s connect at #vmunderground at the Metreon Sunday night.


Be sure to stop by the #vBrownBag stage on Wednesday, September 2, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for Gabriel Chapman’s lighting talk, “Infrastructure Agility in the Software Defined Data Center.”

2 feet


Use them to walk over to booth #929 for a pair of highly acclaimed SolidFire socks and stop at one of two demo stations where we’ll be featuring four demos, ranging from QoS (that would be “quality of service,” not “quality of socks,” though we do have both), VVols, VDI, and automation with one of our many on-site experts!

1 Pursuit of Hoppiness party


What could be better than an easy-to-get-to venue, fellow technologists, and hoppiness? Nothing. The answer is nothing. Join us at the Thirsty Bear Monday from 6-9 p.m. to relax and start the event off right.


If you are a #vExpert, SolidFire has something top secret and special for you. We will be handing said items out at the Thirsty Bear and at booth #929.


So look for these shirts:

screen_shot_2015-08-13_at_11.34.18_pm.pngThe people wearing them are ready to talk to you! Let the annual virtualization community knowledge transfer begin!


We will also be shooting episodes of PopUpTechTalks, the industry answer to sideline reporting meets MST3k. Intrigued? Stop by the booth (pretty sure you have that number memorized) Monday-Tuesday for your chance at internet fame.


Finally, for your listening pleasure we recorded a podcast to help with your VMworld planning.


Listen to Episode 9, “Elements of SolidFire: VMworld Edition” now!


Questions? Tweet my way: @CommsNinja.


Amy Lewis