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VMworld 2018 | Our Whirlwind Week in Las Vegas

It’s safe to say that VMworld 2018 was one of the most successful events for Faction in the company’s history. From press releases, speaking sessions, our VMworld fiesta and media interviews, to having VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stop by our booth for a demo of our Cloud Control Volumes for VMware Cloud on AWS in the VMware Cloud Marketplace – it couldn’t have gone better.

 

Highlights of our week at VMworld 2018

Day 1, by Sunday

  • We announced in a press release that Faction is aligning with VMware to enable production-grade, cloud attached storage for VMware Cloud on AWS deployments.
  • The launch of our Cloud Control Volumes for VMware Cloud on AWS was highlighted in this article from TechTarget.
  • We were featured in this article from CRN about VMware engaging with its partners to deliver multi-cloud solutions where VP of Strategic Alliances, John Drake commented on Faction’s multi-cloud strategy and how VMware enables our success.
  • We launched a promotion for VMware Cloud on AWS Professional Services from Faction – we’re offering up to 40% off till the end of September. Fill out the form to get started!
  • VMware sent out a press release announcing the Cloud Provider Hub and how it will enable partners to monetize the multi-cloud opportunity.
  • VMware announced in a press release new VMware Cloud on AWS locations and capabilities. This PR included quotes from two of Faction’s VMware Cloud on AWS customers, a2z and Genpro.
  • Faction use cases were mentioned in breakout session Accessing External Storage on VMware Cloud on AWS [HYP7472QU].
  • Faction CEO Luke Norris participated in the Solutions Provider round table discussion at the VCPP sessions where he introduced the ability for VMware partners to resell Faction’s Cloud Control Volumes.Luke Norris, VMware, VMworld

Day 2, Monday

  • Starting on Monday, we participated in VMware Cloud City in the VMVillage where our team was available to answer questions about VMware Cloud on AWS.
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  • Faction was called out in breakout Session: Enabling Cloud Marketplace Services with VMware [HYP2422BU].
  • We were mentioned again in breakout session DC3732KU, Driving Transformation from the Data Center to the Public Cloud by Mark Lohmeyer, SVP/GM, Cloud Performance Business Unit, VMware.
  • Faction VP of Strategic Alliances, John Drake sat down in an interview with CRN to discuss Faction’s success with VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • CEO Luke Norris participated in a press conference for VMware Cloud on AWS  with Sandy Carter, VP at AWS, and Matt Morgan, VP of Product Marketing at VMware- check out this photo op with Sandy Carter!AWS, VMworld, VMware Cloud on AWS, Press Conference
  • Faction CTO Matt Wallace led a VMworld Breakout session with customer Genpro, who is leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS and Faction for disaster recovery – watch the session on-demand here. 
  • Following the session, we hosted a VMworld Fiesta at Border Grill in Mandalay Bay where we welcomed over 400 guests for food, drinks, product discussions and giveaways.     Faction's VMworld Fiesta

 

Day 3, Tuesday

  • CTO Matt Wallace presented at the AWS booth where he talked about leveraging native AWS services in VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • VP of Strategic Alliances, John Drake sat down for an interview with CRN which is featured in a VMworld wrap up video, and a partner perspective video.
  • Faction was included in the Cloud Developer Keynote: Public Clouds and Kubernetes at Scale – watch the session replay here.

 

Day 4, Wednesday

  • Mark Lohmeyer, SVP/GM, Cloud Performance Business Unit, VMware sat down for a video interview with Faction CTO Matt Wallace to discuss Faction’s success and partnership with VMware Cloud on AWS – video coming soon!
  • VP of Strategic Alliances, John Drake gave a presentation on our Data Protection as a Service, powered by Cohesity at the Cohesity booth.
  • In the partner session, Introduction to the VMware Cloud Marketplace for Partners [PAR3832U], VMware partners were introduced to the Cloud Marketplace where our Cloud Control Volumes for VMware Cloud on AWS is in tech preview and were also shown a demo.
  • Director of Strategic Alliances, Ryan Jarvis participated in a Meet the Experts session with VMware’s Eric Hardcastle, Director – VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • Last, but certainly not least to wrap up the final expo day – VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stopped by the Faction booth to watch a demo of our Cloud Control Volumes for VMware Cloud on AWS which is currently in Tech Preview in the VMware Cloud Marketplace and can also be found on the VMware Cloud on AWS product road mapPat Gelsinger, VMware, Faction, VMC

Day 5, Thursday

  • VP of Strategic Alliances, John Drake participated in partner session, Build Your Hybrid Cloud Business with VMware Cloud on AWS [PAR7003BU], sharing Faction’s experience selling VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • Finally, Faction was included in a Power Session, Improve Your Productivity with VMware {code} Developer Services [CODE5537U].

 

A huge thank you goes out to all of the partners, team members, and clients who made this all possible. We look forward to continuing to develop products and services around VMware Cloud on AWS and seeing everyone again next year at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco! Watch our recap video!

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Our energetic team had a great time during the Solutions Expo sharing how to Run VMC with Faction!

 

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