Business Continuity and Data Protection
Gold: FalconStor RecoverTrac 2.5, FalconStor Software
Silver: EMC Avamar 6.1, EMC Corp.
Bronze: Symantec NetBackup 5220, Symantec Corp.
Comment: How does yet another proprietary hardware box from EMC win silver? Where's vSphere replication with SRM, especially now that it's free with vSphere? I saw other products at VMworld that were more deserving.
Security and Compliance for Virtualization
Gold: Layer 7 API Portal, Layer 7 Technologies
Comment: No Silver or Bronze? That seems odd. These guys need to try harder.
Gold: HotLink Hybrid Express, HotLink Corp.
Silver: Control Console 7.1, CiRBA Inc.
Bronze: Puppet Enterprise 2.5, Puppet Labs
Comment: HotLink has some cool products, but the other two? Again, I saw better management products at VMworld.
Hardware for Virtualization
Gold: Tintri VMstore T540 with Tintri OS 1.4, Tintri Inc.
Silver: Nutanix Complete Cluster, Nutanix
Bronze: Zebi Storage Arrays, Tegile Systems Inc.
Comment: All of these products are cool and worth a look. Nutanix won this last year and has since exploded in growth and mind share - I heard several people talking positively about them at the conference. They should have included SimpliVity and Scale Computing.
Gold: Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI, Atlantis Computing Inc.
Silver: SysTrack MarketPlace, 6.1, Lakeside Software Inc.
Bronze: HP t410 All-in-One Zero Client, Hewlett-Packard Co.
Comment: Again, all products worth looking at. Only I would have included Teradici PCoIP, they now provide a solutions for Microsoft RDS and "shared GPU" putting them on par (or close to?) Citrix HDX 3D Pro.
Private Cloud Computing Technologies
Gold: Piston Enterprise OpenStack, Version 1, Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Silver: ManageIQ's Enterprise Virtualization Management Suite, Version 4
Bronze: Embotics V-Commander, Version 4.5, Embotics
Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies
Gold: DynamicOps Cloud Suite 4.5, DynamicOpsby VMware Inc.
Silver: Skytap Cloud, Skytap Inc.
Gold: Systems Management Virtualization, 1.0, Intigua
Silver: EqualLogic Storage Blade Array, Dell Inc.
Bronze: XtremIO Flash Array, Version 1.1, XtremIO
Best of Show
Winner: HotLink Hybrid Express, HotLink