TechTarget’s Announces “Best of VMworld” 2012 Award Winners

Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTGT) announced the winners of the “Best of VMworld” 2012 Awards at the VMworld® 2012 conference being held this week in San Francisco and sponsored by VMware, Inc.

As the official media partner for the VMworld Awards for the sixth year in a row, TechTarget’s™ staff appointed a team of experts and editors that selected winning products from more than 200 entries. The team judged the products according to their innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use.

The awards cover the following nine categories of the virtualization market: business continuity & data protection; security/compliance and virtualization; virtualization management; hardware for virtualization; desktop virtualization; private cloud computing technologies; public/hybrid cloud computing technologies; New Technology; and Best of Show.

The Best of Show award was presented to HotLink for their HotLink Hybrid Express solution. The full list of winners was announced on along with short videos from the show and extensive conference coverage.

Only products currently available for purchase were considered for categories other than the New Technology category. Products being demonstrated, but not available for purchase, were considered only for the New Technology category.

The Winners

Business Continuity and Data Protection
Finalist: EMC Avamar 6.1, EMC Corp.
Finalist: Symantec NetBackup 5220, Symantec Corp.
Winner: FalconStor RecoverTrac 2.5, FalconStor Software

Security/Compliance and Virtualization
Layer 7 API Portal, Layer 7 Technologies

Virtualization management
Finalist: Control Console 7.1, Cirba Inc.
Finalist: Puppet Enterprise 2.5, Puppet Labs
Winner: HotLink Hybrid Express, HotLink

Hardware for Virtualization
Finalist: Nutanix Complete Cluster, Nutanix
Finalist: Zebi Storage Arrays, Tegile Systems
Winner: Tintri VMstore T540 with Tintri OS 1.4, Tintri, Inc.

Desktop Virtualization
Finalist: SysTrack MarketPlace, 6.1, Lakeside Software
Finalist: HP t410 All-in-One Zero Client, Hewlett-Packard Co.
Winner: Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI, Atlantis Computing Inc.

Private Cloud Computing Technologies
Finalist: Enterprise Virtualization Management Suite, Version 4, ManageIQ
Finalist: Embotics V-Commander, Version 4.5, Embotics
Winner: Piston Enterprise OpenStack, Version 1, Piston Cloud Computing Inc.

Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies
Finalist: Skytap Cloud, Skytap, Inc.
Winner: DynamicOps Cloud Suite 4.5, DynamicOps by VMware

New Technology
Finalist: EqualLogic Storage Blade Array, Dell
Finalist: XtremIO Flash Array, Version 1.1, XtremIO, an EMC company
Winner: Intigua Systems Management Virtualization, 1.0, Intigua

Best of Show
HotLink Hybrid Express, HotLink

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