VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that VMware vCenter Operations Standard 1.0 has been named 2011 “Best of Interop, ” snagging top honors in the Cloud Computing & Virtualization category as well as the grand prize.
Editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics picked the finalists for the 2011 Best of Interop Awards from a pool of more than 100 candidates.
“We are thrilled that VMware vCenter Operations has been recognized by the Interop judges, ” said Rob Smoot, director, product marketing, enterprise management, VMware. “Cloud computing is bringing about massive changes in the IT landscape, and our customers need solutions to help them transform their IT operations to achieve the economics and agility of cloud computing. VMware vCenter Operations offers a new, analytics-based approach that simplifies IT management in dynamic environments and enables infrastructure and operations teams to reduce operating costs and increase the level of service they provide to the business.”
Charlie Babcock, editor at large, InformationWeek and judge for the awards said VMware vCenter Operations is an example of “an ambitious company testing the limits of what can be done from an existing position of strength.”
“It is a bold effort to combine the data center disciplines of system configuration, performance management, and capacity management into one management tool and apply them to what in the future will be referred to as the private cloud, ” he said.