Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTGT) announced the winners of the “Best of VMworld” 2011 Awards at the VMworld 2011 conference being held this week at Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and sponsored by VMware, Inc. As the official media partner for the VMworld Awards for the fifth year in a row, TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com™ appointed a team of experts and editors that selected winning products from more than 250 entrants. The team judged the products according to their innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use. The awards cover the following nine categories of the virtualization market: business continuity & data protection; security & compliance for virtualization; virtualization management; hardware for virtualization; desktop virtualization; private cloud computing technologies; public/hybrid cloud computing technologies; new technology; and best of show. The Best of Show award was presented to Zerto for Zerto Virtual Replication. The full list of winners was announced on SearchVMworld2011.com along with short videos from the show and extensive conference coverage. “TechTarget’s Best of VMworld Awards has become an important venue for vendors to showcase their products and for technology professionals to research what’s right for their virtualized environments. Now in its fifth straight year, VMware and VMworld 2011 rely on TechTarget’s market expertise to review all of the available products and evaluate their relative value to this burgeoning virtualization market,” said Marc Laplante, publisher of virtualization media for TechTarget. Only products currently available for purchase were considered for categories other than the New Technology category. Products being demonstrated, but not available for purchase, were considered only for the New Technology category. The Winners Category: Business Continuity and Data Protection Winner: Zerto, Zerto Virtual Replication Runner-up StorSimple, StorSimple 5000 and 7000 appliance series Runner-up: Vision Solutions, Double-Take Availability Category: Security and Compliance for Virtualization Winner AFORE Solutions, CloudLink V1.0 Runner-up: Juniper Networks, vGW Virtual Gateway Series Category: Virtualization Management Winner: SolarWinds, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Runner-up: Xangati Inc., Xangati Management Dashboard Suite 4.0 Runner-up: Netuitive, Netuitive 5.5 Category: Hardware for Virtualization Winner: Arista Networks , Arista EOS w/ VM Tracer/Auto-Segmentation Runner-up: Tintri , Tintri VMstore T445 Category: Desktop Virtualization Winner: Nutanix, Nutanix Complete Cluster Runner-up: Teradici , APEX 2800 PCoIP Server Offload Card Runner-up: Virtual Computer Inc. NxTop 4.0 Category: Private Cloud Computing Technologies Winner: DynamicOps, DynamicOps Cloud Automation Center 4.1 Runner-up: Platform Computing, Platform ISF 2.2 Category: Public/Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies Winner: Skytap , Skytap Self-Service Hybrid Cloud Category: New Technology Winner: Veeam Software, Veeam Backup & Replication v6 Runner-up: Liquidware Labs, ProfileUnity v.5.0 Runner-up: CiRBA, CiRBA 7.0 Category: Best of Show Winner: Zerto , Zerto Virtual Replication About SearchServerVirtualization.com SearchServerVirtualization.com is an enterprise virtualization-focused website providing IT professionals and the community with the latest server virtualization news, articles, tips, and expert advice. Other virtualization information includes webcasts and industry white papers covering all areas of server virtualization, such as virtualization platforms, server hardware, managing virtual environments, virtualization architecture and strategies, application issues, and more. Its sister site SearchVMware.com, is dedicated to helping IT organizations evaluate products, services and business strategies that can lead them to successful implementations of virtualization technologies in VMware environments. And sister site SearchVirtualDesktop.com™ is the premier source for information on desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure. About TechTarget TechTarget, Inc. ( www.techtarget.com) (NASDAQ: TTGT) is a leading global technology media company with over 100 technology-specific websites, 10 million registered members, and more than 10 years of groundbreaking accomplishments. Our extensive editorial and vendor-sponsored content fulfills the needs of tech pros looking for in-depth coverage of technology topics throughout their buying process and positions us to meet the needs of technology marketers targeting qualified technology audiences. Outside of North America, TechTarget runs 23 websites and has offices in London, Mumbai and Beijing. (C) 2011 TechTarget, Inc. All rights reserved. TechTarget and the TechTarget logo are registered trademarks of TechTarget. SearchServerVirtualization.com, and SearchVirtualDesktop.com are trademarks of TechTarget, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.