VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced VMware vSphere(TM) -- the industry's leading virtualization platform -- won The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Award in the software category. The panel of judges was impressed by VMware's significant contributions to cloud computing, saying that VMware vSphere(TM) is making it "easier to turn a company's existing datacenter into a private cloud... that's secure, reliable and easy to manage."
This is the latest in a series of accolades for VMware vSphere which has quickly become popular among customers due to the unmatched cost savings it offers, the efficiency and performance it delivers to support business-critical applications, the uncompromised control it provides to help optimize application service levels, and the fact it preserves customer choice in hardware, OS, application architecture and even on-premise vs. off-premise hosting.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the judges for this award "noted there is a lot of interest in private clouds, and said that VMware has taken a big step in helping companies build them."
"It's a very important trend, and these guys are clearly the leader," Asheem Chandna told The Wall Street Journal. Chandna is a partner at the venture-capital firm Greylock Partners and he was a judge for the Technology Innovation Awards.
"We are thrilled to be recognized by one of the world's most respected and widely read publications," said Raghu Raghuram, vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, for VMware. "VMware vSphere(TM) is revolutionizing information technology by cutting costs, accelerating time to market, and empowering companies to innovate in ways that were nearly unimaginable just a few years ago. There's a reason for more than 500,000 customer downloads of VMware vSphere(TM) in its first 20 weeks on the market; it offers businesses competitive advantages that no other solution can match."
Awards were given to products in 12 categories. More than 500 products were considered. Details about The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards are available at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574399714096167656.html