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Products of the Year 2011: Virtualization management

These are the Products of the Year 2011 winners in the virtualization management category.

The virtualization management market has evolved in the past few years. Traditional, internal infrastructure tools once dominated the market, but today they’re joined by cloud tools, portable device tools and even subscription-based tools. Among this abundance of new features and new product offerings, these three winners stood out.

Xangati Management Dashboard Suite 4.0

Xangati offers a truly unique product that ties together real-time analysis of virtual network traffic with virtual infrastructure statistics and virtual machine (VM) processes. Xangati Management Dashboard Suite 4.0 also provides visibility into virtual desktop infrastructures, information on the health of the virtual infrastructure and in-depth storage statistics. The product solves real virtualization problems and offers a great value.

Skytap Hybrid Cloud

Skytap is an infrastructure as a service provider that makes cloud computing affordable and easy to use for even small implementations. The Skytap Hybrid Cloud self-service portal excels in the management area, because it lets users easily connect a private virtual infrastructure with their VMs in the Skytap public cloud.

VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager

VMTurbo deserves recognition for Cloud Operations Manager’s innovation, ease of implementation and excellent value. Their product deploys as a virtual appliance and offers completely real-time data, which assists in capacity planning and dynamic workload orchestration. It also supports multiple hypervisors and multiple tenets, and it even has its own application programming interface.

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