The Virtual Vanguard Awards have been announced:

Jason Langone on his award:

This evening I was awarded the 2007 VMWare Virtual Vanguard Award for Best Disaster Recovery Solution.  The solution I designed used a consecutive scripting engine (DSH)
for the Linux environment as the base work for my solution. Once this
environment was configured, I put a pool of scripts together to recover
from server failure, storage array failure and site failure.

scripts worked wonderfully but alas, scripts are run at an intimidating
command line interface. I took the solution to the next level by
building a Virtual Appliance running Ubuntu Desktop and then built a GUI application in Glade/GTK
and C#. The solution was then able to be run by anyone and the recovery
process essentially involved: click – click – recover. Viola!