VMware Announces New Virtual SAN Customers, Shows Rapid Adoption of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) for Mainstream Enterprise Storage
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – August 23, 2016) – #VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that @Amway, @iGovTechnologies and @SugarCreek have implemented @VMware Virtual SAN ( #VSAN )™, the leading hyper-converged solution with more than 5,000 customers. (1) Year over year, the VMware Virtual SAN customer base has grown 200 percent. (2) Amway, iGov and SugarCreek are running VMware Virtual SAN in support of enterprise business critical applications and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). These customers are taking advantage of the cloud-like flexibility and simplicity of Virtual SAN deployed in a hyper-converged form factor that minimizes both capital and operational expenses. VMware Virtual SAN provides shared storage for virtualized production environments with a simple scale-out model that leverages server hardware from every major server provider to deliver lower total cost of ownership than any enterprise storage solution. A recent survey of the Virtual SAN customer base found that 64 percent of respondents (3) are now running business critical applications. That figure spikes to 81 percent (4) for customers running all-flash systems. According to Gartner, hyper-converged integrated systems (HCISs) market is forecast to grow from $371.5 million in 2014 to nearly $5 billion by 2019, which represents a 68 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR).