Yes, new quarterly results are out, and this is crazy, Yanbing (SVP/GM for Storage & Availability BU) dropped the news on twitter last night:
Amazing customer momentum in Q2. Hyper-converged license bookings (VSAN+VxRAIL SW) grew >200% YoY. Customer count grew to 5,000! Congrats!
— Yanbing Li (@ybhighheels) July 18, 2016
Yes that is correct, VSAN customer count grew with 1500 in just 1 quarter and the license bookings also grew > 200% Y0Y. Crazy numbers if you ask me, and some serious traction. Considering how well VxRail is doing I can only see this ramping up faster even. Just some quotes from last nights earnings call, you can find a transcript here and audio here if you are interested.
Our hyper-converged license bookings, including VSAN and VxRail software, grew over 200% year-over-year. The new VxRail appliance we jointly developed with EMC was launched earlier this year and has enjoyed an impressive start, benefiting also from Dell’s decision to resell VxRail.
The rock stars of Q2 were NSX and VSAN and they were just fabulous
Yes, clearly the VxRail and the momentum that it is seeing was a piece of that. But a lot of the customer count was non-VxRail. So this product has now hit a point of inflection, as you suggest, that really was thrilling. And if I would call out one product in Q2 that just blew their numbers away, VSAN is it, and it was the rockstar of Q2 above all others. And what we’re seeing is that the product maturity, the channel momentum, I commented on the transactional channel before, and that really is well fit to VSAN. But also some of the enterprise use cases have clearly seen momentum, as well. And then we add to that the incremental benefits of VxRail that we jointly developed with EMC and Dell now reselling that VxRail product. It was also geographically balanced, as well. We saw VSAN growing across all of the geos, large customers, major wins, in healthcare, also mid market wins across different geos. So really, really excited about the VxRail, as well as the overall hyper-converged category for us and VSAN, the rockstar of Q2.
You know what, I will give away 5 “Essential Virtual SAN” books to 5 random people who leave a comment (and retweet / share this post on linkedin) to celebrate this great achievement. Please leave comment with your real name and correct email address so I can reply for your home address! I email winners Wednesday 19th of July end of day. [UPDATE: Winners have received an email from me, or will within the next 10 minutes]
Kian Wah Lai says
Constantin Ghioc says
Great job, looking forward for next VSAN goodies 🙂
Would be happy to read your book. As an VxRail customer I thinkt that could come handy for me.
Amit Panchal says
VSAN rocks and I’m sharing this post all over social media. Great result and we can only win more !!! #VSANrocks
Fantastic results, well done. It shows VMware is doing it right. Now let’s get AF VSAN for ALL!!!
Great. The result was quite expected due to booming hyper-converged solutions. VSAN will rule in next-gen.
Victor Forde says
Awesome news and no surprise! VSAN FTW
Oga Ajima says
Maarten Van Driessen says
Great to see this growth. I’m very curious to see what will be announced for the next release aswell!
Kim Bottu says
VSAN has come a long way and has matured a lot. Congrats to the team, you guys are taking the HCI market by spades!
Shady El-Malatawey (@ShadyMalatawey) says
I really like VxRail appliances. Although deployment of VxRail in well-secured environment is harsh somehow 😀
Well done keep it up!
Captain vSAN must be happy 🙂
Sebastien Masterton-Smith says
Great blog, it’s almost my home page!
James Tiffany says
That is great news we are thinking of a POC in the near future
Eugenio Vitali says
Wow! that’s a really impressive growth! Go VSAN!
Filipe Pinto says
I have one of those VSan running Horizon 7 is my DC 🙂 Great solution.
K.Deepak Balaji says
I would like to have your book
I guess it’s time for me to take another look at VSAN.
Chris Childerhose says
Nice to see this product grow so well. The future looks bright for VSAN and it may be time to look in to it further.
Simone Ruffino says
Very nice result. Congratulations to VMware.
Sean Thulin says
Congrats! The whole VSAN team has come a long way with this product!
Tiago Martinez says
Congratulations on this great achievement, and all the best for many more to come…
Maybe I’m the only one, but I’ve to say that I’m a bit surprised given the price of VSAN compared to classical storage arrays.
Matt Baltz (@mlbaltz) says
Dinesh Singh says
Congratulations. Impressive VSAN growth
Sebastian Szumigalski says
Manish Paltel says
This is a fantastic achievement by the SABU !
Thom Greene (@tbgree00) says
This is amazing! Great work everyone. Just goes to show if you make a great product and sell it on its strengths everyone will jump on board.
Amazing growth but expected for such a great product
Dan Barr (@vDanBarr) says
That’s some crazy growth, congrats to the SABU group!
The book should come in handy while deploying the nested vSAN.
Matt Jones says
Yes please! I could really use this book with the 4 vSAN configurations I am working on,.
Great quarter results !
Aaron Kay says
As a early VSAN customer, I am glad to see such great uptake! So pleased with the ease of deployment and day to day use! Performance is pretty awesome too, even for my hybrid deployments. 🙂
My comments from last year still stand true and has been a great conversation starter for folks still not comfortable with software defined storage:
Balakrishna A says
Congratulations to VSAN and VMware Teams. Virtual SAN will be a next game changer in Storage domain. Kudos!!
Jonathan Stewart says
Would like to add our company to that list. Maybe this next year.
Lorenzo Samaniego (@ZoSam32) says
Congratulations! Can’t wait to speak with everyone at VMworld!
Steve Hoes says
All VSAN, all the time. Love it. Big fan.
Andrew Mancey says
Never a doubt about this game changing technology from a world leader in innovative products!
Bartlomiej @akaGoolash K. says
Reading this post shows me that I’m like mile behind all those new stuff from Vmware news till I they put me to cloud projects. Nice job VMWare
Christopher Chandler says
Thanks Duncan! I look forward to the next year!
Brent wegmann says
love this blog… Would love the book!
That’s great progress.
Matt Crape says
Regardless of what one may think of various storage technologies, it is quite impressive to see such growth over such a short period.
Kudos to VMware.
david vincent says
Reviewing VSAN product for my company and it’s looking good so far!
Michael Tan says
Great news for VMware! We’ve always used SAN (NetApp and Nimble) for our VMware infrastructure but would love to learn more about VSAN as the converged infrastructure is the way to go.
Marcos Lins says
As a new VSAN customer, It would be very helpful to get your book to guide me to properly design/configure/manager VSAN in our organization.
Rasmus Andersen says
Great! Very Nice
Stefan Rasschaert says
Wohoo, VSAN kicks ass!
Eric Fourn says
Congrats for this achievement. VSAN is a great product, easy to setup.
edward gallagher (@woodygallagher) says
shared on LinkedIn and shared on to my old team in north america.
William Willoby says
Pretty cool. 5k is just the beginning…looking forward to see this number increase in next quarter. However turning into a battle in this field against Nutanix. I see both leading the marketing. Who will win?
Working on some nice projects – yes we can 🙂
Impressive, been happy with VSAN for some time now 🙂
Aaron Smith says
Validation of VSAN. It’s served me very well in my home lab and for where I work. Great to see the continued growth both in customer adaption and technical improvements!