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VMworld 2018 Las Vegas is a wrap!

The vSAN team had a whirlwind of activities: from the vSAN party to Keynote Session, to HCI Zone demos, to many breakout sessions and panels…

Today vSAN has more than 15000 customers and enjoying tremendous growth just within the short 5 years it has been launched. Many customers and partners have shared their success stories and experience during sessions and panels.

Click here to see the recordings for HCI and other top-rated sessions.

Here are the highlights from the event:

The Keynote session by Yanbing Li and John Gilmartin drew a full house.  Attendees learned about Cloud Native Storage Control Plane for vSphere launch and heard about vSAN no longer being just an EBS-backed storage on AWS, but rather a data control plane. vSAN is now enabled to consume AWS Elastic Block Store instead of only physical devices.

VMworld 2018 Las Vegas Highlights

Demos included hyperconverged infrastructure deployment with VMware Cloud foundation for migration from data center to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Other announcements included vSAN 6.7.1 release; vSAN Beta for native Data Protection, File Services, as well as persistent storage and data services for Cloud Native Applications; and another flavor of Cloudera Hadoop deployment on vSAN.

vSAN HOL hosted more than 600  attendees and 8.6 petabytes of HOL VM storage running live on vSAN backed by EBS.

HCI was well represented in quick talks, breakout sessions drawing more than 6,000 attendees.

HCI Zone at Solutions Exchange provided Edge to Core to Cloud partner solutions and answered many attendee questions about hyper-converged infrastructure. Mission critical and video analytics applications were showcased by Dell EMC VxRail, HPE, Lenovo, and Cisco partners.

VMworld 2018 Las Vegas Highlights

See you next year at VMworld 2019 San Francisco!