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Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) will host its Dell Enterprise Forum at the San Jose Convention Center on June 4-6, 2013. The event will offer Dell customers and partners open access to the most influential executives, engineers and architects developing Dell's end-to-end IT infrastructure. Attendees will take part in keynotes, featuring Dell's end-to-end data center approach, technology-specific super sessions, technical breakouts, roadmap sessions, “speak with a geek” opportunities, and hands-on labs showcasing the latest Dell data center offerings.

“The creation of Dell Enterprise Forum is a natural evolution and a direct result of customer feedback as Dell quickly grows its enterprise footprint and becomes a critical data center partner to companies worldwide,” said Marius Haas, president of enterprise solutions group at Dell. “The conference will give customers and partners a chance to spend time with Dell's enterprise team and get an in-depth look at our broad capabilities that drive improved efficiencies in their businesses today while providing a view into the future with our portfolio.”

Dell Enterprise Forum is a progression of the company's previously successful Dell Storage Forums. Dell Storage Forum served as the company's cornerstone technical conference, and its charter has been expanded to be inclusive of all of Dell's infrastructure capabilities. The conference will include deep dives into key data center building blocks, such as Dell Active System converged infrastructures to address specific workloads, Dell PowerEdge rack, tower and blade servers that provide leading performance and scalability, Dell networking as the intelligent backbone for in-center communications for data centers, and Dell storage as a flexible, easy-to-manage and secure data repository.

Dell continues to offer innovative technology to balance price and performance with a scalable design point, helping IT organizations of all sizes easily grow alongside their businesses. Dell Enterprise Forum will offer insights into how Dell helps organizations attain their desired business outcomes with technology that works better together to achieve its full potential.

“We consider ourselves an end-to-end Dell shop,” said Pete Koehler, IT manager and virtualization architect at Tecplot Inc. “That's why I am particularly excited about this newly expanded, technical event. With just one trip, I get an overview of Dell's data center solution plans and my technical questions answered by experts who know the technology inside and out. As a past Dell Storage Forum attendee, I value the quality of information I get time and time again. The ability to speak one-on-one with product planners and other key individuals has been invaluable and helped with my short and long-term strategic decision making. This conference continues to be on my ‘must go to' list.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers to share knowledge and expertise. They will also interact directly with top engineers and subject matter experts from Dell's worldwide development centers on key IT trends organizations face today, including IT convergence, cloud, mobility, and data insights. Customers and channel partners create their own agenda, focused on technology areas with 10 core technical tracks and over 100 technical sessions, including advanced sessions for the power user, spanning Dell's server, storage, networking, and converged infrastructure portfolio. Newly added super sessions will offer a closer look at the latest advancements within servers, storage, networking, and converged solutions. Breakouts will include demos and an in-depth look at helpful tips, best practices and architectural design of optimal solutions, including hardware, software and services.

Channel partners can attend all technology sessions, as well as a varied line-up of sales and business content within a channel track and channel-focused super session. Both channel partners and customers have three full conference days to obtain the technical content they need, with the flexibility to attend various sessions best suited to their individual needs.

“As a past participant in Dell Storage Forum, I am very excited to see the change to Dell Enterprise Forum,” said Scott Winslow, president and founder of Winslow Technology Group, a Dell Premier PartnerDirect solutions provider. “This will allow Dell to showcase its end-to-end enterprise solutions and customers to better understand all Dell is offering, not only in storage, but in servers, networking, security, software, cloud, backup and restore, and more. To have all of these resources, and all of this information, available under one roof, for three days, is a fantastic opportunity for end users and partners alike. We are sending seven individuals on our team from Boston to San Jose, and we are very excited to be participating.”

Registration for Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose is now open.

Additional Information:

* Blog: Optimize your enterprise at Dell Enterprise Forum * Video: Why customers attend Dell Storage Forum * Dell Enterprise Forum * Dell Enterprise Forum on Twitter * Dell Enterprise Forum on Facebook

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