VMworld 2010 Awards Winners

First of all I would like to congrats all the VMworld 2010 Awards Winners.  You have really worked so hard for it & you definitely deserve it. Before sharing the winners list I thought I will share a good funny story I had yesterday. Two hours before declaring the winners I have got an e-mail from Tina at VKernel as follow:

====Tina E-mail Start ====

Hi ~

Just a quick update that our new Capacity Management Suite 2.0 is in the top 3 for the VMworld 2010 Best of Show in the “Virtualization Management” category.

Hope you make an opportunity to download it and try it out for yourself in the lab.

In 2 hours we learn who the winner is, but we are of course excited to be in the finalists out of 35 contenders.

Stay tuned!

Cheers,

– Tina

====Tina E-mail End ====

After reading the e-mail, I had a feeling that VKernel had a gut feeling that they will be the winner before it was announced. It was a nice touch from them after they won they have sent another e-mail thanking all the bloggers and customers who supported them. Well Done VKenel. Veeam seemed to be the most finalist for this year, well done Veeam. Well Done for all the VMworld Winners below is the full list of VMwolrd 2010 Awards Winners below:

VMworld 2010 Award Winners List

Category: Hardware for Virtualization
Gold: Cisco Systems Inc., Cisco Nexus 7000 Overlay Transport Virtualization
Finalist: Compellent Technologies, Compellent Storage Center 5
Finalist: Xsigo Systems, VP780 and VP560 I/O Director

Category: Desktop Virtualization
Gold: Kaviza, Kaviza VDI in-a-box 3.0
Finalist: Wanova Inc., Wanova Mirage
Finalist: Virtual Computer Inc., NxTop

Category: Private Cloud Computing Technologies
Gold: newScale Inc., newScale 9
Finalist: rPath, rBuilder

Category: Public/Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies
Gold: Terremark Worldwide, Enterprise Cloud
Finalist: Skytap Inc., Skytap Cloud
Finalist: Microsoft Corp., Windows Azure

Category: New Technology
Gold: Veeam Software, Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0 Enterprise Edition
Finalist: Gluster Inc., Gluster Storage Platform

Category: Best of Show
Winner: Veeam Software, Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0 Enterprise Edition

Category: Business Continuity and Data Protection
Gold: Symantec Corp., NetBackup 7
Finalist: Veeam Software, Veeam Backup & Replication 4

Category: Security and Virtualization
Gold: VMware Inc., vShield
Finalist: HyTrust, HyTrust Appliance
Finalist: Catbird Networks Inc., Catbird vCompliance 1.1

Category: Virtualization Management
Gold: VKernel Corp., VKernel Capacity Management Suite
Finalist: Xangati Inc., Xangati Management Dashboard
Finalist: Veeam Software, Veeam ONE Solution

 I would love to hear your opinions of this year finalist below in the comments. Do you agree with them? Do you think some one else deserved the award? if so why? Waiting to hear your comments.

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