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This Best of VMworld 2014 Awards' category features private cloud computing technology products that use virtualization to enable private cloud infrastructures.
Winner: AMAX; CloudMax Converged Cloud
What the judges said: "This lowers the barrier to entry for cloud service providers looking to provide Facebook-like cloud capabilities for multi-tenant environments as well as for enterprises looking to deploy private clouds based on OpenStack."
Finalist: Red Hat; Red Hat CloudForms 3.1