VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2008-09-17
 
 
 

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products

 

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - BMC Application Performance and Analytics

 

BMC released a raft of management tools adapted to incorporate virtual and physical systems into a unified view to support business processes.

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - BMC Application Performance and Analytics

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - CiRBAs Intelligent Consolidation

 

The CiRBA Placement Intelligence Technology package assesses physical, business and capacity metrics with the goal of determining the best placement of virtual machines.

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - CiRBAs Intelligent Consolidation

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Fortispheres VM Performance Summary

 

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VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Fortispheres VM Performance Summary

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - KACE KBOX Management Center

 

Now with a virtual appliance, KBOX, to match its physical management tool, KACE has a systems management tool that provides inventory, software distribution, patch and help desk functions.

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - KACE KBOX Management Center

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Moka5 Virtual Desktop Provisioning

 

Among the very large number of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure vendors, Moka5 looked interesting because of its management tools. Look for lots of activity in the VDI space in the coming months.

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Moka5 Virtual Desktop Provisioning

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Check Point Virtual VPN-1

 

I'm looking at Check Point Software Technologies' VPN-1 virtual appliance in the lab now, so look for the review shortly. Putting security inside the virtual environment efficiently is one of the big challenges facing IT managers. Look for other products to compete in this space.

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Check Point Virtual VPN-1

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - VMware ThinApp

 

VMware's application virtualization product is gaining important new scalability features, and is one to watch in this competitive space. See my review here.

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - VMware ThinApp

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - VDM with ThinLaunch

 

ThinLaunch Software turns existing business-class PCs into thin-client devices, thus controlling the end-user space more effectively while doing one of the things that virtualization does best-

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - VDM with ThinLaunch

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Shavlik NetChk Protect

 

Shavlik performs a dandy trick by getting offline VMs patched with a minimum of fuss. (This is the heart of VMware's Update Manager.) You can see my review here.

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Shavlik NetChk Protect

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - TriCerat Simplify Suite

 

Every once in a while a hard-to-understand product draws my attention. So TriCerat finishes out my list by (I think) providing VDI management tools.

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - TriCerat Simplify Suite

VMworld 2008: Top 10 Products - Your Thoughts



Disagree? Is your favorite virtualization tool missing from my list? Please let me know at csturdevant@eweek.com or in the comments section of the slide show.

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