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Ravello Systems Named Best of Show at VMworld 2015

Ravello Systems, the world’s leading nested virtualization company, today announced it was named Best of Show at VMworld 2015.

The VMworld Best of Show award distinguishes the one company deemed “best-of-the-best” out of 150 product nominees from six categories, and for Ravello, highlights its strong overall momentum in the enterprise space.

The Best of VMworld Awards recognize the most exceptional products on display at VMware’s annual user conference

VMworld brings together more than 20,000 attendees representing thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals in the virtualization and cloud industry. In the VMworld Solutions Exchange, the latest competitive solutions are displayed side-by-side with more than 240 enterprise sponsors and exhibitors showcasing their products. Best of VMworld winners are chosen by a team of expert judges - the products on display were evaluated on a variety of areas, including innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality, value and the ability to fill a market gap. In addition, the judges spoke to existing customers of Ravello for references about their experiences with the technology.

“We use the Ravello Systems service to model complex production ESXi infrastructures without the overhead of buying our own rack servers or paying for expensive managed data centers,” said Vivek Nair, co-founder and CTO at StacksWare. “With Ravello’s full-featured developer API, we’re able to automate and schedule our build process to test for optimal functionality and performance across infrastructures of varying scale such as SMB ESXi clusters and sophisticated enterprise data centers.”

“We are honored and thrilled that Ravello was recognized as the overall Best of Show winner at VMworld 2015. Ravello makes it easy for enterprises to use the infinite capacity of leading public clouds like AWS and Google, and this award underscores the work we put in to our industry-leading products,” said Benny Schnaider, co-founder and chairman of Ravello Systems. “We are particularly proud of our newest offering, InceptionSX, as it delivers the only way to run nested VMware ESXi on public clouds, such as AWS and Google Cloud, an industry-first in the virtualization and cloud world.”

Ravello also won the Gold Award as the best product in the Workload Automation and Management category.

Ravello runs VMware on AWS and Google Cloud

Ravello Systems has developed HVX, a nested hypervisor with overlay networking and storage, which delivers self-contained capsules that can run existing virtual environments, including the hypervisor such as VMware ESXi itself, on public clouds such as AWS and Google.

Ravello recently launched a new offering called InceptionSX, which helps the VMware customer base, reseller and technology partner ecosystem by enabling multi-node VMware ESXi lab environments on-demand, for development, testing, training, demos, proofs of concept, evaluations and more. VMware administrators and enterprises no longer need to wait for hardware or be dependent on hosting providers to set up their sandboxes and test environments. They can simply install and configure ESXi inside AWS and Google Cloud, the most cost-effective, reliable and geographically spread clouds in the world. During a four-month beta, the technology was battle-tested by over 1250 VMware users, with more than one million ESXi CPU hours ran and 25,000 ESXi labs published.

Ravello is delivered as a service, with pricing starting at $0.14 per hour. A free trial is available to get started, with up to 2,880 CPU hours available free of charge.

Published Friday, September 04, 2015 11:16 AM by David Marshall
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