VMware Virtual Infrastructure products recognized for excellence from Windows IT Pro readers

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VMware VirtualCenter Named Best New Product; VMware Workstation Named Best Windows Development Tool and Best Testing/Debugging Software for Second Consecutive Year.

VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced that VMware VirtualCenter was selected a winner in the Best New Product category of the Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards. In addition, VMware Workstation was selected a winner in the Best Windows Development Tool and Best Testing/Debugging Software categories, marking the second consecutive year VMware Workstation won both awards.

“Recognition from peers in the industry is an honor and is the ultimate ‘seal of approval’ for the products that won,” said Kim Paulsen, group publisher at Windows IT Pro. “The third-annual Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards were started as a way for readers to choose and recommend the best technology products in the industry. The awards program gives readers the opportunity to voice their opinions and for leading technology companies to receive the recognition they deserve.”

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 16 broad technology categories. More than 2000 readers chose the best among more than 700 products and services.

“Few people know more about the best values in Windows technology products and services than Windows IT Pro readers — the people who actually do the buying on behalf of their organizations. By voting for the most outstanding products, IT professionals have rewarded excellence in the Windows technology market,” said Karen Forster, editorial director at Windows IT Pro.

“We’re honored that VMware VirtualCenter and VMware Workstation have been recognized as best-in-class by the readers of Windows IT Pro Magazine,” said Michael Mullany, vice president of marketing at VMware. “These awards underscore the value of our virtual infrastructure products and validate the choice made by thousands of customers who have already adopted VMware virtual infrastructure as a core IT strategy. As we look ahead, we remain committed to continuing to bring useful and innovative technology to market.”

Since its introduction in 1999, VMware Workstation has revolutionized software development by dramatically simplifying and accelerating the way software is developed and deployed. Users run multiple operating systems, including Windows and Linux, simultaneously and independently on a single PC in fully networked, portable virtual machines. Today VMware Workstation is used by more than 2.2 million people worldwide for software development, testing, deployment, application compatibility, operating system migration, training, sales demos, help desk support and technical support.