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On the heels of winning the CRN award last week, vSphere 4.1 captured an InfoWorld 2011 Technology of the Year earlier today. InfoWorld focused on the product's ability to deliver functionality as described and the new scalability that is possible with the release. Once again, I'd like to give a personal thanks to everyone at VMware that made 4.1 possible. It was truly a team effort.

A Brief Excerpt from the Award Writeup (Source – InfoWorld 1/12/11):

"VMware competes with multiple free options (Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and open source   Xen, among others) but continues to thrive in the face of this competition. The reason is the company's ability to deliver products that demonstrate vast scalability, reliability, and ease-of-use. The scalability, in particular, reaches stratospheric heights: more than 100 hosts per VMware vCenter management server and more than 3,000 virtual machines (VMs) per VMware vSphere cluster."

 

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If you missed it, here was my blog post on the CRN award from last week.

-Mike