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InfoWorld Announces 2007 Technology of the Year Awards

InfoWorld has finally announced their annual Technology of the Year Award winners for 2007.  InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers have selected 5 virtualization products from among the more than 230 products that were tested during all of 2006. These 5 products represent the best and most innovative in their class. would like to personally congratulate and thank each of these winners for the excellent products that they have brought to the virtualization market.

  • Best Server Virtualization (Hardware Virtualization) - VMware Infrastructure 3

    VMware Infrastructure 3 reinforces VMware's standing as the leading virtualization platform vendor. Improved performance and plenty of new features including iSCSI support and Distributed Resource Scheduler, which combines with VMotion to automate load balancing and fail-over, will grease the wheels of server virtualization in enterprise datacenters.

    Full product review.

  • Best Server Virtualization (OS Virtualization) - SWsoft Virtuozzo 3.0

    SWsoft has its ducks in a row with Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0. It's a well-designed and well-implemented OS-level virtualization solution at a surprisingly low cost. Taking a different approach than hardware virtualization solutions such as VMware and Xen, Virtuozzo is an outstanding choice for companies with large infrastructures.

    Full product review.

  • Adaptive Infrastructure Innovator - Scalent Virtual Operating Environment 2.0

    Scalent's V/OE promises much, and it delivers. By separating the server from the hardware, you can move server instances among physical hardware and even among virtualization platforms in a seamless manner that retains all network, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel connections. Combined with a very attractive and usable Flash-based GUI, V/OE is a glimpse of what a truly adaptive datacenter could look like.

    Full product review.

  • Best Application Virtualization - Altiris Software Virtualization Solution 2.0

    Altiris SVS cuts the ties between Windows applications and the OS, an innovation that will have long-term ramifications for the Windows configuration management market. Its capabilities obviate the need for whole categories of existing management tools.

    Full product review.

  • Best Virtual Lab Automation - Surgient Virtual QA/Test Management System 5.0

    Surgient VQMS is a powerful, enterprise-scale lab-automation solution that exploits virtualization to ease fundamental IT operations. It boasts an extensive feature set highlighted by a strong management console, a scheduling system, a helpful reporting system, and excellent capture and replay capabilities.

    Full product review.


To view the slide show of the entire list of winners, go here.

Published Monday, January 01, 2007 8:22 PM by David Marshall
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