Last year VirtualizationAdmin.com conducted a number of Readers' Choice Award contests to find out which products most administrators recommended. A variety of different products were listed on the site and visitors had a chance to cast their vote for their favorite products.
Throughout the year there were hundreds of responses for the various third party solutions for virtualization environments that people preferred. The following results are taken from over 500 respondents. Listed below are the top choices for each category and also the schedule for the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.
- P2V & V2V Conversions - VMware vCenter Converter
- Security - VMware vShield App
- Hypervisors - VMware ESX
- Application Servers - 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services
- Backup & Recovery - Acronis Backup & Recovery Server for Windows
- Monitoring Management & Performance - VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
|1st||VMware vCenter Converter||62%|
|2nd||Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Virtual Edition||13%|
See the full results of the P2V & V2V Conversions category.
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|1st||VMware vShield App||56%|
|2nd||Check Point VPN-VE||13%|
|3rd||NetWrix Change Reporter for VMware||6%|
See the full results of the Security category.
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|2nd||Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V||27%|
See the full results of the Hypervisors category.
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|1st||2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services||33%|
|3rd||Quest vWorkspace (Enterprise Edition)||9%|
See the full results of the Application Servers category.
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|1st||Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Virtual Edition||28%|
|2nd||CA ARCserve Backup||13%|
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|1st||VMware vCenter Configuration Manager||31%|
|3rd||eG VM Monitor||11%|
See the full results of the Monitoring Management & Performance category.
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If you’d like to see past Readers’ Choice winners, please take a look at last years' Readers’ Choice Awards Yearly Roundup 2010.
2012 Readers' Choice Awards
Even more awards will be given out during 2012. Visitors to VirtualizationAdmin.com will once again have the opportunity to vote for their preferred products by submitting their votes for the Readers' Choice Award poll in the site's left-hand bar. Below is a list of the Readers' Choice categories and the month that visitors can submit their votes.
- Monitoring Management & Performance - January 2012 - VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
- Backup & Recovery - March 2012 - Veeam Backup & Replication v6
- Application Servers - May 2012 - 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services
- Hypervisors - July 2012 - VMware vSphereESX
- Security - September 2012 - Catbird V-Security
- P2V & V2V Conversions - November 2012 - VMware vCenter Converter