It’s the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year today and as we head to our reunion dinners and enjoy the festivities, I’d like to take a minute to reflect on the year.
Coincidentally, it was also the end of the financial year at VMware last week. While I won’t be sharing any numbers per se, I must say that it has definitely been an incredulous milestone year for the vSAN team in Southeast Asia and Korea. The team which was initially 2 at the start of last year is now more than 3x in size with new headcounts still to be filled. We now have in-country vSAN specialist teams in 3 of the key focus markets with more coming. We are continuously enabling our partners and customers, providing local language support, as well as deep technical expertise.
From a market share perspective, most of you who have been following the progress of vSAN would know that we have about 17,000 customers globally and a leader in the area of HCI. Closer to home in Southeast Asia and Korea, vSAN is more than 10 points higher in terms of market share from our nearest competitor. This is massive given that we only truly started revving up the market about 2 years ago and I’m still occasionally getting comments like, "wow! VMware has a HCI solution?".
It goes to show while we are ahead and done well, there is still a lot to be done in the coming year!
As we wind down and recharge for the coming year, on behalf of the VMware team, we would like to thank all our partners and customers for their trust and support in the Year of the Dog.
As we usher in the Year of the Pig, here's wishing everyone a healthy, wealth and more prosperous new year.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Kung Hei Fatt Choy!