This was Faction’s second year participating in Dell Technologies World, and what a difference one year makes! During the conference this week, we announced that Faction is a launch partner with Dell EMC on the new Dell EMC Cloud Storage Service. This announcement was made in conjunction with Faction being a new member of the Dell EMC Select Partner Program.

What does that mean? Faction products and services can now be purchased by customers directly through their established Dell EMC sales representative.

Highlights from our exciting week at Dell Tech World in Las Vegas

Day 1, Monday

Technical Session: Faction CTO Matt Wallace & Dell EMC Product Manager Sathish Sampath led a breakout session on Dell EMC Cloud Storage Service For Multi-Cloud Volumes, Disaster Recovery & More. This session specifically covered the new Dell EMC Cloud Storage Service for Unity, PowerMax and Isilon powered by Faction.
Matt Wallace, Faction CTO, & Sathish Sampath, Product Manager at Dell EMCTechnical Session: Ben Stiles, Technical Director of Strategic Accounts led a partner session at the World Chat A Theater in the Solutions Expo. Ben discussed Cloud Disaster Recovery Enabled with Array-Based Replication. 

Ben Stiles, DTW Partner Session


Day 2, Tuesday

Keynote: We had a great start to the day when Faction was mentioned and featured in a demo during the General Session with Jeff Clarke, announcing the new Dell EMC Cloud Storage Service backed by the new Dell EMC Unity XT appliance. Faction is the only multi-cloud managed service provider for Dell EMC Storage and is also the engine behind this new service demonstrated on stage. Watch the general session on-demand here. DTW Day 2 keynote and demo

Press Release: Tuesday morning Faction issued a press release, announcing that we’ve joined the Dell EMC Partner Program with Storage and DRaaS solutions for Multi-cloud. Faction is the only multi-cloud managed service provider for Dell EMC Storage. Read the press release here.

Technical Session: Faction was called out in a breakout session, Dell EMC Storage Portfolio: Best Of Class Storage For Your VMware Cloud Foundation & VMware Cloud On AWS Based Hybrid Cloud.

John Drake Dell EMC StorageTechnical Session: Our VP of Strategic Alliances led back-to-back sessions in the expo at the Dell EMC Storage booth and the Dell EMC Select Partner booth to help attendees learn more about the new Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services powered by Faction.

John Drake Dell EMC Select PartnerFaction Hosted Event: To wrap up day 2, we hosted a reception with VMware at Mercato della Pescheria in the Venetian. We were joined by partners and attendees for an evening of food, fun and networking. Thanks to all who attended and congrats to our giveaway winner, Pete Rivera!


Day 3, Wednesday

On the final day of the Solutions Expo, we continued to see heavy traffic and gave away all of the swag we brought to the show. Did you pick up any of these cool new items or one of our iconic RUN VMC t-shirts?


Technical Session: Attendees got a second chance to learn about Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services powered by Faction the Dell EMC Select Partner booth, which called out the partners as superheroes.

Contest: We announced the winner of our text message giveaway! If you saw one of these poker chips around Dell Tech World, you had a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. Congrats to our winner, Robert Wicker!


Day 4, Thursday

Technical Session: On the final day of Dell Technologies World, Faction was called out in a breakout session for the second time, Dell EMC Storage Portfolio: Best Of Class Storage For Your VMware Cloud Foundation & VMware Cloud On AWS Based Hybrid Cloud.


It was an incredible week in Las Vegas with everyone at Dell Technologies World! We are proud of the partnership we have developed with Dell Technologies and look forward to our continued success.