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VMworld 2013

I am writing this as I fly back to Boston from VMworld in San Francisco and let me start by saying that writing a cheerleader post about a trade show is not my style. With that background, I would like to say… “VMworld 2013 was incredible!” The SimpliVity team on the ground in San Francisco was fantastic. There were early mornings, late nights, and I think I saw a few Advil consumed along the way to help with the inevitable foot pain that comes working on the show floor. Thanks to the SimpliVity marketing team for the extra carpet padding and for the extra 100hp+ in this years Audi R8.

 

The field team gets to see how excited the customers are about our technology. It is invigorating. We see the packed sessions and all the questions we get after the presentations and we see the traffic coming to our booth. What is often overlooked is what makes all of this possible. Our engineering team is world-class. Without their hard work, we have nothing exciting to talk about. They consistently go above and beyond to deliver on the SimpliVity vision. We probably do not say it often enough, so a giant “Thank you” goes out to our entire engineering organization. You made VMworld 2013 possible!

We ran two demo stations at VMworld 2012 and they were busy from the time the doors opened until security threw us out each night. We ran 5 demo stations this year and had the exact same experience. Three clicks to backup a VM to the cloud. Three clicks (and less than 60 seconds) to migrate a VM to a different datacenter. Three clicks to restore a VM from a remote data center. For me, nothing makes a product’s value prop as clear as a live demonstration. Based on the number of VMworld attendees who stopped by for a demo, I think they agree. Our product is simple to use and we love to show it off. 

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth, saw a demo, attended our sessions, or joined us for an event. If anyone missed the demo, let me know. I will gladly setup a personalized session for you.

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