By: Ben Goodman, Product Line Marketing Manager, EUC Cloud Marketing
At VMware we take tremendous pride in our products and like any software company, we covet positive reviews from press and analysts. However, the real proof that we are building quality products that solve real customer problems is through happy customers. That is why we are extremely proud of the recent spade of reader’s choice award wins customers have selected VMware end-user computing products for in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Virtualization Review.
In the 2013 Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyer’s Guide, VMware products were prominently featured throughout as a result of user feedback and VMware took home six Readers Choice awards and one preferred product award and we are thrilled.
According to Virtualization Review, “This year’s Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Awards survey was sent out to approximately 20,000 of [their] readers… Job titles for the group ran the gamut from C-level executives to help desk technicians. Vendors were not allowed to vote for themselves or solicit votes.“
VMware dominated the end-user computing categories starting with ThinApp bringing home the reader’s choice award for Application Virtualization for the third year in a row beating out Citrix XenApp and Microsoft App-V. VMware View took home the crown in the category of Desktop Virtualization & VDI also for the third year in a row, coming in ahead of two Citrix products. Horizon Application Manager, a brand new product, took home a preferred product award in Mobile Virtualization & Bring Your Own Device. This shows a tremendous amount of momentum and direct customer validation of VMware technologies across all of our end-user computing products.
VMware submitted the products to Virtualization Review for inclusion in their survey, but from there it was up to you, our customers. So we want to thank you for doing amazing things with our products everyday and thank you for voting for us based on that experience. Thanks for the motivation as we work hard on the products that you’ll hopefully vote for next year!