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Licensing of #VMware technology for the software-defined data center rose significantly in the second quarter. Sales of older virtualization products continued to decline.

VMware reported a strong second quarter and raised its revenue forecast for the rest of the year, aslicense bookings for its software-defined networking product doubled.

The number of customers for the virtualization vendor’s #SDN software, #NSX, rose to more than 1,700, the company said in releasing quarterly earnings this week. Also exceeding expectations was VMware technology for hyper-converged systems – Virtual SAN ( #vSAN ) and #VxRail. VMware said bookings for the products had tripled.

Progress in what VMware calls its new product areas is necessary to show investors it can successfully enter growth markets to counter falling sales of its traditional server virtualization technology, which is centered on vSphere. License bookings for VMware technology fell roughly 10% to less than 30% of total bookings.

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