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Best of VMworld 2008 awards announced

Best of VMworld 2008 awards include Gold winners PHD Technologies, Reflex Security eG Innovations, Compellent Technologies, VMware Cisco Systems and InstallFree; the awards were determined by and

LAS VEGAS -- The editors of Needham, Mass.-based TechTarget Inc.'s today announced the winners of the Best of VMworld 2008 Awards, selected from 196 product entrants at the VMworld 2008 conference being held this week at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

An independent team of judges consisting of 13 independent experts, analysts and editors from and its sister site,, reviewed and evaluated the products according to innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use.

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"We spent hours and hours discussing and arguing over who should win these awards, and in many cases they were close calls," said Jan Stafford, the editorial director for TechTarget's Data Center Media Group.

The awards cover eight categories: data protection software; security and virtualization; application and infrastructure management; hardware for virtualization; desktop virtualization; storage software for virtualization; new technology, and best of show.

Only products currently available for purchase were considered for all categories. Products being demonstrated but not available for purchase were considered only for the New Technology category.

The Best of Show award was presented to Reflex Security Inc. for Virtual Security Center.

Best of VMworld 2008 awards ceremony

1. Data Protection Software

2. Security and Virtualization
3. Application and Infrastructure Management
4. Hardware for Virtualization
  • Gold: Compellent Technologies for Storage Center 4.0
  • Finalist: Bay Microsystems Inc. for ABEx 2020
  • Finalist: LeftHand Networks Inc. for Virtualization SAN

5. Storage Software for Virtualization
6. Desktop Virtualization

7. New Technology
  • Winner: Cisco Systems Inc. for Cisco Nexus 1000V/
    Cisco VN-Link/NX-0S 4.1
  • Finalist: Vizioncore Inc. for vOptimizer Pro

8. Best of Show

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