Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTGT) announced the winners of the “Best of VMworld” 2012 Awards at the VMworld® 2012 conference being held this week in San Francisco and sponsored by VMware, Inc. As the official media partner for the VMworld Awards for the sixth year in a row, TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com™ staff appointed a team of experts and editors that selected winning products from more than 200 entries. 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 and 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 HotLink for their HotLink Hybrid Express solution. The full list of winners was announced on SearchServerVirtualization.com along with short videos from the show and extensive conference coverage. 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 WinnersBusiness Continuity and Data ProtectionFinalist: EMC Avamar 6.1, EMC Corp. Finalist: Symantec NetBackup 5220, Symantec Corp. Winner: FalconStor RecoverTrac 2.5, FalconStor Software Security/Compliance and VirtualizationWinner: Layer 7 API Portal, Layer 7 Technologies Virtualization managementFinalist: Control Console 7.1, Cirba Inc. Finalist: Puppet Enterprise 2.5, Puppet Labs Winner: HotLink Hybrid Express, HotLink Hardware for VirtualizationFinalist: Nutanix Complete Cluster, Nutanix Finalist: Zebi Storage Arrays, Tegile Systems Winner: Tintri VMstore T540 with Tintri OS 1.4, Tintri, Inc. Desktop VirtualizationFinalist: SysTrack MarketPlace, 6.1, Lakeside Software Finalist: HP t410 All-in-One Zero Client, Hewlett-Packard Co. Winner: Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI, Atlantis Computing Inc. Private Cloud Computing TechnologiesFinalist: Enterprise Virtualization Management Suite, Version 4, ManageIQ Finalist: Embotics V-Commander, Version 4.5, Embotics Winner: Piston Enterprise OpenStack, Version 1, Piston Cloud Computing Inc. Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing TechnologiesFinalist: Skytap Cloud, Skytap, Inc. Winner: DynamicOps Cloud Suite 4.5, DynamicOps by VMware New TechnologyFinalist: EqualLogic Storage Blade Array, Dell Finalist: XtremIO Flash Array, Version 1.1, XtremIO, an EMC company Winner: Intigua Systems Management Virtualization, 1.0, Intigua Best of ShowHotLink Hybrid Express, HotLink About SearchServerVirtualization.comSearchServerVirtualization.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 TechTargetTechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) is the online intersection of serious technology buyers, targeted technical content and technology providers worldwide. Our extensive network of online and social media, powered by TechTarget’s Activity Intelligence™ platform, redefines how technology marketers view and engage technology buyers based on their active projects, specific technical priorities and business needs. With more than 100 technology-specific websites and a wide selection of custom advertising, branding, and lead generation solutions, TechTarget delivers unparalleled reach and innovative opportunities to drive technology marketing success around the world. TechTarget has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Boston, Cincinnati, London, Mumbai, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney.