Virtualization Technology: eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Top 5 Rated VMware Virtual Appliances

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2008-12-10 Print this article Print
eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Top 5 Rated VMware Virtual Appliances

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Top 5 Rated VMware Virtual Appliances

by Cameron Sturdevant
VMware launched its "Virtual Appliance Marketplace" Nov. 7, 2006, offering prebuilt, ready-to-run enterprise software applications packaged with an operating system for download on a trial basis. Of the more than 300 virtual appliances, 39 are currently "certified production-ready" as part of a VMware program that promotes products that are ready for production. Although only under way for a month, products are getting rated. Here are the top five so far.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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