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IM Showcase 18: VMware takes King of the Show!

29 May 18

At the final Ingram Micro Showcase for 2018, aside from the fascinating keynote speakers, the number of exhibitors, and the range of displays was truly impressive.

However, at the end of the day only one company could take the King of the Show crown and this year, it went to VMware.

VMware hosted a series of mini-session throughout the day, giving attendees further depth of information about their offerings and the solutions they are working on with other vendors.

Among the bustling exhibition floor there were plenty of stalwarts of the Ingram portfolio:

As well as the newer names that have come on board with the distie more recently:


Some incredible pieces of tech were on display, including this tiny but impressive gaming PC from Ingram’s Technology solutions unit:

And Vertiv’s near plug-and-play data centre offerings

And it couldn’t be a tech conference without some sneaky geek cameos like this guy brought along by Aruba:

And Lenovo showing off the Jedi sensation that has been going viral:

There is a reason Showcase is called the biggest channel event of the year and 2018 did not disappoint.

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