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It was on the last day of VMworld 2010 in San Francisco where it happened.  I was sitting at a Lab Station at the Moscone West building, learning a few things myself on vCloud Director.  Suddenly, one of the VMware Lab Staff member announced: "We have just reached a new milestone just moments ago, we have served our 145th THOUSAND (145K) virtual machine being deployed and destroyed)!  We all clapped our hands, we all enjoyed this moment of glory for the world of virtualization!

There were several labs available, and each lab required an average of 9 VM's to be deployed.  All in all, 15,300 complete labs were served out to attendees of the event, during those 4 days, at a rate of 4000 VM's per hour (created then destroyed).  The vCloud Director was a very popular lab, being a new product focused on the ever popular "Cloud Computing," as well as the VMware View lab for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Site Recovery Manager was also more popular than ever.  Did you know that for every SRM lab served out, 2 Virtual Storage Appliances (VSA) were deployed, one at the "Protected Site", and one at the "Recovery Site?"  We are talking about thousands of FalconStor NSS-VA's, the VSA technology adopted by VMware as the storage and replication technology of choice to power the SRM lab!  Yes, which means, if you took the SRM Lab, you actually used and managed FalconStor Storage, with FalconStor's Storage Replication Adapter for SRM.  So did thousands of other attendees.

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