System & Application Management

The intersection of solution and IT need made VMware's VMware ESX Server 2.5 a clear winner in the System & Application Management category.


VMware Inc.
VMware ESX server 2.5

Few products have helped utilize standard servers more efficiently than VMwares VMware ESX Server 2.5. And few places in IT require more resource optimization than the data center. This intersection of solution and IT need made ESX Server a clear winner in this category.

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VMware ESX Server is software that partitions, consolidates and manages systems usually installed in enterprise data centers. ESX Server can decrease IT costs by maximizing server utilization while also increasing server manageability. Data center applications can be consolidated onto fewer and more reliable enterprise-class servers, including blade servers.

VMware ESX Server 2.5 can handle everything from data center disaster recovery to server redeployment. This wide-ranging influence, combined with the technical excellence and clear productivity improvements ESX Server can provide, creates a new IT benchmark.

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Citrix Systems Inc.
Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0

Some applications must be available from anywhere, a tall order for IT departments and a serious technical challenge. Citrixs MetaFrame Presentation Server delivers on this order and extends availability by keeping users connected even when switching from wired to wireless connections.

MetaFrame Presentation Server attained finalist status for the architectural advances that enable IT managers to present applications while also complying with regulations to track application access, as well as for the products useful on-demand licensing for MetaFrame Presentation Server access.

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NetIQ Corp.
AppManager Suite 6.0

Accurately monitoring and reporting on application service levels —while simultaneously placing the lowest possible administrative burden on IT personnel—are hallmarks of AppManager Suite 6.0 from NetIQ (

AppManager Suite, a high-performance management system, tracks service-level performance in Windows, Unix and Linux environments.

AppManager Suites superior technical base allowed it to shine in the Excellence competition. NetIQs expertise in the management arena is reflected in AppManager Suites uncanny ability to gather information from diverse servers, operating systems and applications and neatly distill the resulting mountain of information into bottom-line views that show the root cause of service problems.

Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists: