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No general session to report on today – if you even made it half way through my blog yesterday, you deserve an award!

What was announced, are the Best of VMworld 2013 winners.  TechTarget runs it – they are a really good resource on reviews, articles, etc.  Anyway – it’s always nice to see new winners and I like companies that win or place more than once.  That’s a sign of commitment to consistent innovation and development.  You can see the full list here:

We’re really proud to partner with award-winning Eaton, to deliver reliable, efficient, and intelligent power solutions.  We’ve been partnering with them for a while and saw the potential in IPM from the get go.  Well done Eaton!!!

Best of Show
Winner: Eaton, Eaton Intelligent Power Manager 1.3


Storage and Backup for Virtualized Environments
Winner: SimpliVity, OmniCube

What the judges said: OmniCube changes the data center for the better. It's simple to use, so IT professionals can be more strategic and spend less time on maintenance.

Finalists: Dell Software, Dell AppAssure 5.3.3 and HotLink, HotLink DR Express


Security/Compliance and Virtualization
Winner: Afore Solutions, CloudLink Secure VSA

What the judges said: Afore's ability to move VMs into the cloud in an encrypted way has value for all organizations.

Finalist: Intigua, Virtual Containers


Virtualization Management
Winner: Eaton, Eaton Intelligent Power Manager 1.3

What the judges said: Power is critical to every organization, and Eaton's predictive failover, load-shifting and VM-prioritization capabilities are invaluable when an outage strikes.

Finalists:    CloudPhysics, CloudPhysics and Puppet Labs, Puppet Enterprise 3.0


Networking and Virtualization
Winner: Plumgrid, Plumgrid Platform

What the judges said: Plumgrid offers software-defined networking for VMware and OpenStack infrastructures. It provisions virtual switches, L4 load balancers and security policies through an HTML5 interface.

Finalists:    Anuta Networks, nCloudX 1.7 and Cumulus Networks, Cumulus Linux 1.5


Desktop Virtualization and End-User Computing
Winner: Lakeside Software, SysTrack Resolve 6.1

What the judges said: SysTrack Resolve identifies problems within hours when it would otherwise take weeks. The product also demonstrates the value in fixing those problems.

Finalists:   Atlantis Computing, Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0and GreenBytes, GreenBytes IO Offload Engine


Private Cloud Computing Technologies
Winner: Nutanix, NX-6270

What the judges said: Nutanix offers a private cloud in a box with this virtual storage appliance that comes with OpenStack or VMware's vCloud Suite.

Finalists:   Metacloud, Carbon|OS and Piston Cloud, Piston Enterprise OpenStack 2.0


Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies
Winner: Embotics, vCommander 5.0

What the judges said: Embotics can manage any cloud. Its ability to show the cost of running specific workloads helps users with chargeback and showback.

Finalists:    ElasticBox, ElasticBox 2.0 and HotLink, HotLink Hybrid Express 2.0


New Technology
Winner: Neverfail Group, Neverfail IT Continuity Architect

What the judges said: Neverfail checks configuration against service-level agreements to identify potential problems, and its dependency mappings provide great insight.

Finalists: Infinio, Infinio Accelerator and PernixData, PernixData FVP

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