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