VMware VCDX by the numbers

Posted by on September 27, 2013 in VCDX | 8 comments

A while back I was impressed with some stats that a fellow community member Will Huber had put together. It was a study on VCDX data. He gathered data that was available publicly and created stats that showed the counts for VCDX holders by Country, State and Employer. Will was looking for help in keeping these details up to date and I volunteered. This data seemed pretty helpful and I think it’s worth the effort.

So I though keeping the data in a Google Spreadsheet for public consumption was a good idea. It also allows me to link to the different sheets from this post that will auto update. This way people can view the info without looking at the spreadsheet view.

If you are a VCDX holder and notice that your data is not up to date please reach out to me via Email or Twitter and I will get it corrected. Also if you know of another type of data or view you think would be helpful let me know, I will do my best if the data is easily available.


VCDX by Employer Type

The data in this section looks at what type of Employers VCDX’s are working for. We have grouped them into a few major categories.



The sheet below is the data that was used to create the chart above.



VCDX Types

The data in this section will attempt to illustrate the numbers for the different VCDX tracks. Now that there are three types of VCDX it will be nice to look at how the newer tracks compare to the original in terms of numbers.



The sheet below is the data that was used to create the chart above.



VCDX by Employer

This has proven to be a popular view into this type of VCDX data. Here we are illustrating the count of VCDX per each employer. Gives a good view into how companies rank in the number of VCDX’s they currently have on staff.



The sheet below is the data that was used to create the chart above.



VCDX by Country

Here we are simply looking at how the VCDX population is spread out over the world. Gives a view of how each Country ranks in the percentage of VCDX’s.



The sheet below is the data that was used to create the chart above.



VCDX by US State

This view may not be as popular with our international holders but I know the people in the US like to keep an eye on these. It’s interesting to see a few states have developed VCDX clusters. I was not surprised to see the large number in California with the size of the state and VMware HQ being there, but the Colorado number jumps out. Must be the mountain air that draws VCDX holders to Colorado.




About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design


  1. Brian – nice work man! I appreciate you taking the initiative to carry the flag on this. I put a lot of time and energy into getting this together initially and your idea to open up the data to the community should make it easier to maintain as the VCDX program matures.

    Thanks again!!


    • Thanks Will. This was a great idea, now I will try and keep it going.

  2. Great Post Brian! Thanks for continuing with this. Quick 2 questions… Which companies are the 4 cloud providers that have VCDX on staff? I work for a Partner that is both Solution and Service Provider (our cloud services are in Canada and the US), how does that work into the equation?
    Cheers, James.

    • James, if you view the Google sheet for the RAW data you can see the ones marked cloud providers. To keep things simple I’m going to label the employer based on what their main business is. So if they are a partner that also does some hosting they will likely be listed as a partner. Versus a company that is strictly a cloud provider.

      This might not be perfect, but trying to keep the categories manageable. Let me know if I can answer anything else.

  3. Great work Brian. Just a quick note that Pang Chen has moved on from VMware and is now working at Cumulus Networks.

  4. I think there are about 10 more now.


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