Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTGT) announced the winners of the Best of VMworld Awards at the VMworld 2013 conference being held this week in San Francisco and sponsored by VMware, Inc. As the official media partner for the VMworld Awards for the seventh year in a row, TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com™ staff appointed a team of experts and editors that selected winning products from more than 175 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: Storage and Backup for Virtualized Environments; Security and Compliance for Virtualization; Virtualization Management; Networking and Virtualization; Desktop Virtualization and End-User Computing; Private Cloud Computing Technologies; Public/Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies; New Technology; and Best of Show. The Best of Show award was presented to Eaton. 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 Winners Category: Storage and Backup for Virtualized Environments Winner: SimpliVity, OmniCube Runner-up: Dell Software, Dell AppAssure 5.3.3 Runner-up: HotLink, HotLink DR Express Category: Security and Compliance for Virtualization Winner: AFORE Solutions, CloudLink Secure VSA Runner-up: Intigua, Intigua Virtual Containers Category: Virtualization Management Winner: Eaton, Eaton Intelligent Power Manager 1.3 Runner-up: CloudPhysics, CloudPhysics Runner-up: Puppet Labs, Puppet Enterprise 3.0 Category: Networking and Virtualization Winner: PLUMgrid, PLUMgrid Platform Runner-up: Anuta Networks, nCloudX 1.7 Runner-up: Cumulus Networks, Cumulus Linux 1.5 Category: Desktop Virtualization and End-User Computing Winner: Lakeside Software, SysTrack Resolve 6.1 Runner-up: Atlantis Computing, Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0 Runner-up: GreenBytes, GreenBytes IO Offload Engine Category: Private Cloud Computing Technologies Winner: Nutanix, NX-6270 Runner-up: Metacloud, Carbon|OS Runner-up: Piston Cloud, Piston Enterprise OpenStack 2.0 Category: Public/Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies Winner: Embotics, vCommander 5.0 Runner-up: ElasticBox, ElasticBox 2.0 Runner-up: HotLink, HotLink Hybrid Express 2.0 Category: New Technology Winner: Neverfail Group, Neverfail IT Continuity Architect Runner-up: Infinio, Infinio Accelerator Runner-up: PernixData, PernixData FVP Category: Best of Show Winner: Eaton, Eaton Intelligent Power Manager 1.3 Judges’ Choice – recognition for a product not nominated for the Best of VMworld 2013 Awards Winner: NVIDIA, NVIDIA GRID About TechTarget TechTarget (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 120 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, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney.