Just before VMorld Europe started we asked you to guess how many people would be attending the event for the chance to win a crate of Champagne. Those of you at the show who made it to Steve Herrod's general session on 18th October will have seen Maurizio Carli, our senior vice president and general manager of EMEA, announce that 7200 were attending this year's show – an increase in over a thousand attendees.
We were absolutely thrilled, and it's testament to the number of people that are involved in virtualization and cloud computing and see the event as an investment in development.
Here's some other numbers from the show: 125 exhibitors in Solutions Exchange, 5,000 lab sessions, over 50,000 VMs built in the labs, and 1800 partners in attendance for the Partner Day on Monday 17th October.
The person with the closest guess was Arjen Sterenborg, who correctly said on 17th October that 7200 people would be attending – CONGRATULATIONS! A crate of champagne is on its way to you. Thank you to everyone else who sent us their guesses, and we hope you enjoyed everything that came out of the show.