VMworld 2018 VMworld Insider

VMworld Insider Update: January 2018

Happy New Year, and welcome to the first VMworld Insider update of the year! There’s a lot happening behind the scenes for VMworld 2018 and we’re excited to share the latest information with you.

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Did you miss a must-see session at VMworld 2017? Want to relive the excitement of the showcase keynotes? We’ve got you covered. We’re excited to unveil our brand-new VMworld On-Demand Video Library, featuring video replays of all available VMworld sessions.

Get on-demand video from our VMworld 2017 breakout sessions, general sessions, spotlight sessions and more. You can browse, search by keyword, or use our robust filters to find the exact sessions you’d like to see from VMworld US and Europe. Plus, we’ve made session presentation PDFs available for download.

Best of all, they’re all free and available without filling out any forms! We’ll also be adding on-demand session replays from past VMworlds in the coming weeks.

One quick note: If you don’t see a video you’re looking for, it’s probably because we don’t have permission to post it publicly. But you can drop a note to our team to inquire if you think it’s an oversight.

See the VMworld On-Demand Video Library >>


You already know that VMworld US and Europe are industry-leading events that draw tens of thousands of attendees and hundreds of big-name partners. But there are other numbers that really help tell the story. Here’s a quick look at some of the unsung statistics behind VMworld 2017.

  • 688,000,000 social media impressions overall
  • 4,910,976 pixels in the VMware booth’s giant LED wall
  • 157,733 virtual machines created and destroyed
  • 17,700 mini grilled-cheese sandwiches created for the US welcome reception
  • 16,000 beers consumed during the Europe party
  • 15,663 VMware Hands-On Labs delivered overall – a new record!
  • 1,190+ sessions offered
  • 167 songs in our Spotify playlist
  • 32 hours non-stop to build VMvillage US

Want to contribute any fun stats of your own, like the number of new contacts you met, hours you spent in the Solutions Exchange, or sleep you missed when you were out having fun? Add them in the comments section below!


What’s in store for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) in 2018? Plenty, according to VMware’s Lee Caswell. HCI is the latest technological tool to speed responsiveness to a changing environment. The massive adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), led by VMware vSAN, is driving momentous changes deep into IT organizations of all sizes.

Read Lee’s take on the three big changes to servers and storage that will happen this year.

Read Our 2018 HCI Predictions >>


Building success, advancing technology and inspiring interaction: See the highlights from VMworld 2017.


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2 comments have been added so far

    1. Of course! There’s always swag at VMworld. We’re still in the planning stages but love the lapel pin idea — will pass it on to our swag team.

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