Virtualization Review is the first and only print publication solely devoted to IT virtualisation. The 2012 awards are chosen by the readers of the publication and presented to vendors in 14 categories ranging from Server Virtualization to Virtualization Security. An email invitation was sent to Virtualization Review readers in September 2011 to vote on more than 250 products. Responses were collected during a one-week period. A team of editors reviewed the results to ensure that they legitimately came from readers.
As it was not a big surprise in many categories where VMware clinched the “Winner” title in Virtualization Review’s “The 2011 Readers Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyers Guide“, I was delighted that the readers choose VMware in two management categories, which have traditionally been reserved for specialized point products! Two categories in particular fall within my realm of responsibility at VMware:
- Winner – Virtualization Management & Optimization: VMware vCenter Management Suite 4.0
- Winner – Cloud Computing: VMware vCenter Operations v1.0
This clearly shows VMware’s traction in the virtualization and cloud management marketplace – especially at a time where VMware is clearly delivering on an agressive vision!