One of the biggest topics of conversation at the Dell Storage Forum was whether or not Dell would acquire Brocade. Analyst and press speculation over such an acquisition ran rampant the week before and the week of the event, but solution provider opinion leaned towards such an acquisition as being of little impact to their business.
At one point during Michael Dell's on-stage panel presentation, indeed while he was talking, a very loud buzzer interrupted him. The audience was silent, expecting that to be the signal that the Brocade acquisition was signed. But no, it appeared to have been just a hotel buzzer going off by accident.