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Hyperconverged infrastructure may have been around for a while, but for VMware, 2018 was the year our position as one of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) leading vendors was further consolidated. In 2018, VMware continue to receive industry accolades as the leading hyperconverged infrastructure, powered by vSAN. With over 19,000 customers using VMware vSAN we know that our approach has resonance in the market, and the three independent reports underline the value of VMware approach, identifying VMware as one of the world’s leading HCI vendors.

 

VMware A Leader in the Forrester Wave: Hyperconverged Infrastructure

In September, VMware was recognized as a leader in the Q3 2018, Forrester Wave Hyperconverged Infrastructure report. Forrester scored VMware highest in the strategy category. VMware has not only set a vision for the industry but delivered on that vision with benefits delivered to customers. This vision has made VMware vSAN the most adopted HCI solution in the market today. We are thrilled about the recognition, a post on Virtual Blocks will provide further details. Download the full Forrester Wave report.

 

VMware A Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant – TWICE

In November, VMware was named once again a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. VMware believes that this report showcases the strength of our unique vision for HCI: by leading with a hardware agnostic approach, VMware is uniquely positioned to deliver full-stack hyperconverged infrastructure to support organizations’ digital transformation and cloud strategy. We are obviously delighted with the recognition, and a post on Virtual Blocks explains in more detail: why we believe customers are turning to VMware HCI for their mission critical applications. See why VMware is a Leader in the Magic Quadrant, download the report here.

 

VMware vSAN the Most Use Hyperconverged Infrastructure

On top of that, a new study from 451 Research identified VMware as 45% of respondents’ primary HCI vendor, while 65% of respondents use VMware as one of their HCI vendors – in both instances, the leading choice by over 25%.

 

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The report, which canvassed the opinion of 750 IT decision-makers in August and September, went on to identify that value for money (80%) and technical expertise (58%) were the two most important attributes when selecting an HCI vendor.

It’s great confirmation of our approach and solution, coming as it does from professionals investing in us to deliver their technology requirements.

 

VMware vSAN Wins Product of the Year from CRN

In December, it was announced that VMware vSAN has won the CRN Product of the Year in the Software Defined Storage Category for the third year in a row. Coming from our partner community, this is a huge endorsement, and we are delighted to have won yet again.  You can read more about the award on Virtual Blocks, blog for three years running, VMware vSAN named the CRN Product of year in software defined storage category.

 

VMware vSAN 6.7 named one of the coolest New HCI Systems of 2018 by CRN

Finally, we found out vSAN 6.7 is highlighted as one of the coolest new HCI systems of 2018 by CRN. Read here for further details.

It’s a fitting end to a year that has seen VMware vSAN excite the crowds at both VMware US and Europe, with a variety of keynotes, sessions and partner showcases. As we head into 2019, we’re looking forward to welcoming more enterprises to incorporate VMware into their HCI strategy and they continue their digital transformation.

 

UPDATE: vSAN 6.7 has been shortlisted as a finalist in TechTarget’s Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com Product of the Year Awards for 2018.

TechTarget is one of the leading IT publishers across the globe with over four million tech buyers subscribed to their IT titles.  Criteria for this award: nominees must “be designed to run on industry standard servers – with no dependencies on the underlying hardware – and cloud storage”.  You can read more here to see which other vendors we are competing against.