TechTarget’s Announces “Best of VMworld Award” Winners

Winners selected in nine categories from more than 100 exhibitors offering new products and technology Innovations

The editors of TechTarget Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TTGT) today announced the winners of the Best of VMworld Awards selected from more than 100 exhibitors at the VMworld conference being held this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and sponsored by VMware Inc, the world’s leading provider of virtualization solutions for x86-based servers and desktops. An independent team of judges consisting of experts and editors from reviewed and evaluated the products according to innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use.

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

The awards span nine categories: capacity planning and other consolidation software; performance monitoring and optimization; migration tools (P2V, V2V, V2P software); data protection (backup, recovery, security); utilities, which will include software not covered by the other categories; and desktop virtualization software; as well as New Technology, Green Computing and Best of Show.

Because both and its sister site, have been IT pioneers in the coverage of both the looming crisis in corporate data centers and IT departments’ creative efforts to incorporate green technology, the editors also presented Green Computing awards to 3PAR Inc. for its 3PAR Utility Storage solution technology and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) for its quad-core processor technology. Server virtualization technology is one of several IT initiatives that can have a significant effect on corporate power consumption in data centers,which are the largest consumers of electricity in many companies.

The New Technology winners are Onaro Inc. for its VM Insight solution, Marathon Technologies Corp. for its everRun FT for XenEnterprise solution; and InovaWave Inc. for its InovaWave VirtualOctane for ESX Server solution.

Additionally, a Best of Show award was presented to IBM (NYSE: IBM) and VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) for IBM System x 3950 M2 with VMware ESX Server 3i.

The Winners

Category: Capacity planning, consolidation software
Gold: CiRBA Inc. – CiRBA Data Center Intelligence 4.4
Finalist: 3Leaf Systems – V-8000 Virtual I/O Server

Category: Performance Monitoring and Optimization
Gold: Akorri – Akorri BalancePoint 1.7
Finalist: B-hive – B-hive Conductor
Finalist: Netuitive Inc. – Netuitive SI for VMware

Category: Migration Tools
Gold: PlateSpin Ltd. – PlateSpin PowerConvert 6.6
Finalist: Leostream Corp. – Leostream P>V 4.0

Category: Data Protection and Security
Gold: Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) – NetBackup 6.5
Finalist: Blue Lane Technologies Inc. – VirtualShield Finalist: LeftHand Networks – Virtual SAN Appliance

Category: Utilities
Gold: Veeam Software – Veeam Reporter 2.0 VMware
Finalist: ThinPrint GmbH – .print Virtual Desktop Engine

Category: Desktop virtualization software
Gold: ClearCube Technology Inc. – Sentral 5.6
Finalist: VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) – VMware Workstation
Finalist: VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) – VMware ACE 2

Category: New Technology
Winner : Onaro Inc. – VM Insight Winner: Marathon Technologies Corp. – everRun FT for XenEnterprise
Winner: InovaWave Inc. – InovaWave VirtualOctane for ESX Server

Category: Green Computing
Winner: 3PAR Inc. – 3PAR Utility Storage
Winner: Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) – AMD’s quad-core processor technology

Category: Best of Show
Winner: IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) – IBM System x 3950 M2 with VMware ESX Server 3i

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