VMworld 2017 conference coverage
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Judges did not accept nominations for this category, but had the option to recognize an innovative product that has the potential to create a new market or disrupt an existing market with a new technology. Judges considered all nominated products, as well as products on display at VMworld 2015 that were not nominated for the awards -- including products that have not yet been released.
Winner: VMware Photon Platform
Judge's comments about the winner: "Running containers directly on a hypervisor could be a game changer."