The Ultimate Virtualization Buyers Guide

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Application Virtualization


Microsoft Application Virtualization
Microsoft
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
425-882-8080
microsoft.com
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) includes new capabilities designed to help IT support large-scale virtualization implementations across many sites and provides multiple delivery options -- including over-the-Internet application availability -- to meet your business needs.


VMware ThinApp
VMware Inc.
3401 Hillview Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
877-486-9273
vmware.com
Run any version of virtually any application on a single OS without conflicts. You can even run multiple versions of the same application. Plug VMware ThinApp, formerly known as Thinstall, into your existing management infrastructure and accelerate your software development and desktop deployment. Deliver and deploy applications more efficiently, more securely and more cost-effectively with agentless application virtualization.
Cost: Starting at $6,050 with 50 CALs


Citrix XenApp
Citrix Systems Inc.
4988 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-790-8921
citrix.com/XenApp
Citrix XenApp offers both client-side and server-side application virtualization for optimal app performance and flexible delivery options. Deliver all Windows applications to office, task and mobile users on demand, either run centrally from the data center or streamed down to the user's device. A single copy of the application is managed centrally.
Cost: $350 per concurrent user


Radware VirtualDirector
Radware Ltd.
575 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430
201-785-3236
radware.com
VirtualDirector is an application-delivery optimization solution for the virtualized data center providing real-time, dynamic allocation of data center resources based on business events. This ensures optimal user experience and SLAs, improved response times and increased CAPEX/OPEX savings. It can be deployed external to the virtual environment to remain independent of virtualized constraints or as a virtual appliance for use in fully virtualized environments. It provides visibility to the entire application even if deployed in a hybrid environment with both physical and virtual servers.
Cost: $30,000


Xenocode Virtual Application Studio
Code Systems Corp.
119 First Avenue South, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
877-223-3551
xenocode.com/Products/Studio
Virtual Application Studio allows your applications to be deployed in lightweight, pre-configured virtual executables that run instantly, anywhere via the Web, USB keys or existing infrastructure. Xenocode virtual applications are isolated from one another and from the host device, allowing enterprise desktops to be locked down and eliminating conflicts associated with shared components and application upgrades.
Cost: Starts at $499


Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization
Novell
404 Wyman Street
Waltham, MA 02451
800-529-3400
novell.com/products/zenworks
Novell ZENworks virtualized applications run in an isolated environment that's immune to conflicts with internal applications. Each virtualized application is packaged with all application files, settings, runtimes and components needed for it to run immediately. Applications act just like they would if theywere installed locally, but your operating system, Registry and runtime environments remain unchanged.
Cost: $39 per user


VirtualN
A10 Networks Inc.
2309 Bering Dr.
San Jose, CA 95131
408-325-8696
a10networks.com
A10 Networks AX Series server loadbalancer devices act as a single Virtual Load Balancer to scale Web application delivery performance and throughput on demand. Customers can start with as few as two AX Series devices and add more devices as their application demands grow.
Cost: $140,000

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Automation


The Surgient Virtual Automation Platform
Surgient Inc.
8303 North MoPac, Ste. C300
Austin, TX 78759
512-241-4600
surgient.com
The Surgient Virtual Automation Platform enables enterprise IT organizations to deliver self-service computing resources to users while maintaining full administrative control, effectively supporting critical business initiatives while also reducing overall IT costs.
Cost: $25,000


Reliance Automated VM Provisioning
Univa UD
1001 Warrenville Rd., Ste. 550
Lisle, IL 60532
512-692-4118
univaud.com
Reliance provides automated virtual and physical resource allocation for SLA-based application delivery. Working as an appliance, Reliance leverages existing monitoring and management systems to analyze performance issues and then automatically drives provisioning actions as needed to protect SLAs.
Cost: $1,500 per server

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Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery


Acronis True Image Echo
Enterprise Server
Acronis Inc.
23 Third Ave.
Burlington, MA 01803
877-669-9749
acronis.com
Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server allows you to create an exact image of a live Windows or Linux server, including the operating system, databases, configuration files and applications. You can also migrate your systems among virtual and physical servers quickly and easily.
Cost: $999

Acronis True Image Virtual Edition
Acronis True Image Virtual Edition allows your IT organization the flexibility to back up and restore an unlimited number of virtual machines on a single, physical server for one price. There are no limits or additional charges for adding virtual machines to the licensed physical server.
Cost: $2,599

Acronis True Image Echo Workstation
This product creates an exact disk image of a desktop PC. Run backup jobs on multiple machines simultaneously on both 64-bit Windows and 32-bit Windows systems. Perform a fullsystem restore or a bare-metal restore to different hardware or to a virtual machine in minutes.
Cost: $79.99


Replay VRA
AppAssure Software Inc.
1925 Isaac Newton Square E., Ste. 440
Reston, VA 20190
703-547-8686
AppAssure.com
Replay enables companies to protect messaging environments -- including Exchange, BlackBerry, SQL Server and SharePoint -- by capturing system, application and data volumes within a standby virtual recovery environment. Replay features hardware-independent, application-aware imaging and failover of production workloads from any physical or virtual host.
Cost: $1,000


Universal Imaging Utility (UIU)
Binary Research International Inc.
5215 N Ironwood Rd., Ste. 200
Glendale, WI 53217
414-961-7077
binaryresearch.net/ubgvpl
The Universal Imaging Utility simplifies creation of hardware-independent images for rollouts, deployments and disaster-recovery efforts. Used alongside cloning software, the UIU can be used to simplify P2V and V2P migrations, such as creating a master image in a virtual environment and deploying it to any physical laptop or desktop. It works for new image-deployments, software and operating system upgrades, Windows security updates and new system builds.
Cost: Consult company


FalconStor Continuous Data
Protector (CDP) Virtual Appliance
FalconStor Software
2 Huntington Quadrangle, Ste. 201
Melville, NY 11747
631-773-4301
falconstor.com
The FalconStor CDP Virtual Appliance for VMware is a pre-built software app in a virtual machine. Offering disk-based data protection, it protects physical and virtual servers simultaneously for continuous data availability, eliminating data loss from corruption or failure.
Cost: $2,000


ISOdx Solutions
ISOdx
8999 Gemini Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43240
614-431-8000
isodxsolutions.com
ISOdx can document your entire ecosystem and archive points in time; compare servers; and find out what and how things are changing in the ecosystem -- down to the characters. ISOdx is a change-isolation product designed to help pinpoint changes made in an environment.
Cost: Consult company


System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Microsoft
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
425-705-7770
microsoft.com/dpm
System Center DPM provides Windows backup and recovery, delivering continuous data protection for Microsoft application and file servers. DPM enables recovery through advanced technology for enterprises of all sizes.
Cost: $579 for Data Protection Manager Server 2007; $431 for Enterprise Server Management License; $157 for Standard Server Management License


Neverfail for VMware VirtualCenter
Neverfail
3839 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78746
512-327-5777
neverfailgroup.com
Neverfail VirtualCenter provides high availability and disaster recovery for VirtualCenter and its SQL database. It clones -- and then continuously replicates -- configuration settings, data and the SQL Server databases to ensure that a consistent, up-to-date copy of VMware VirtualCenter is maintained on a secondary server. Neverfail then proactively monitors VirtualCenter to predict risks to availability. When an outage is unavoidable, Neverfail automatically switches VirtualCenter control to a secondary machine.
Cost: Consult company


DXi-Series Deduplication Appliance
Quantum Corp.
141 Innovation Dr.
Irvine, CA 92617
800-677-6268
quantum.com
The Quantum DXi-Series Deduplication Appliance offers policy-based data deduplication methods and integrated direct tape creation. Data deduplication reduces the amount of disk space that is needed for backup by 90 percent or more. That leads to dramatic savings in space, power, cooling and overall costs.
Cost: $16,000


SteelEye Protection Suites
SteelEye Technology Inc.
4400 Bohannon Dr., Ste. 110
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-213-1483
steeleye.com
The SteelEye Protection Suite integrates with VMware vCenter, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V to provide highly optimized, real-time replication of any virtual machine -- either individually or in groups -- across LAN or WAN connections for high availability and disaster recovery.
Cost: Varies by product; from $495 up to $2,700


STORServer Appliance for VMware
STORServer Inc.
485-B Elkton Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719-266-8777
storserver.com
The STORServer Appliance for VMware Consolidated Backup incorporates VMware Consolidated Backup to improve manageability of backups and reduce costs by centralizing the backup of ESX servers on the STORServer.
Cost: Consult company


Veeam Backup
Veeam
6479 Reflections Dr., Ste. 200
Columbus, OH 43017
614-339-8200
veeam.com
Veeam Backup is an enterprise solution that combines backup and replication in a single product for recovery of VMware ESX servers. Features include file-level recovery from image-level backups, VSS and ESXi support, and built-in compression and deduplication.
Cost: $499


vRanger Pro
Vizioncore Inc.
975 Weiland Rd., Ste. 200
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-589-2222
vizioncore.com
A backup and recovery solution for VMware Infrastructure, vRanger Pro provides VSS full or differential image-level backups and full image or file-level restores, as well as P2V, disaster recovery, and vCenter and VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) integration.
Cost: $499

vReplicator
vReplicator allows for selective replication of the entire VM -- includingconfiguration settings, operating system patches, applications as well as all other operating systemlevel changes -- to remote sites support disaster-recovery strategies. vReplicator can replicate to heterogeneous platforms.
Cost: $499


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Desktop Virtualization


Citrix XenDesktop
Citrix Systems Inc.
4988 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-790-8921
CitrixXenDesktop.com
Citrix XenDesktop separates applications from the desktop operating system and provisions them independently and on-demand to office workers in any location. XenDesktop also reduces desktop lifecycle management costs and increases data security.
Cost: Standard Edition $75 per concurrent user (CCU); Advanced Edition $195 per CCU; Enterprise Edition $295 per CCU; Platinum Edition $395 per CCU


IGEL PC to TC Conversion Card
IGEL Technology Inc.
5353 NW 35th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
954-739-9990
igel.com
The PC to Thin Client conversion card turns a legacy PC into a modern thin client. IGEL thin clients allow you to access all of your applications and data on the network, from anywhere in your organization. Simply disconnect the computer’s IDE cable from the hard disk and attach it to the card so the computer boots from the firmware on the Compact Flash.
Cost: $160

IGEL Desktop Thin Clients
These desktop thin clients include the Winestra and Premium series, with a PCI slot, local Web browser, terminal emulation and I/O ports. They are ideal for environments with a greater range of digital services -- such as mainframe terminal emulation access -- or those requiring the use of a PCI slot for unusual expansion cards such as token ring.
Cost: $479 to $619


InstallFree Bridge
InstallFree Inc.
60 Long Ridge Rd., Ste. 201
Stamford, CT 06902
508-875-7751
installfree.com
InstallFree Bridge is a clientless platform that dynamically deploys InstallFree Virtual Applications to the end user, based on the customer’s existing infrastructure. This allows virtual apps to function as if they were installed on the host computer. InstallFree Bridge does not need an agent to be installed on the host computer in order to function, and does not alter the host PC in any way.
Cost: $149.95


Lakeside Software SysTrack
Lakeside Software Inc.
40950 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
248-706-4380
lakesidesoftware.com
Lakeside Software’s SysTrack monitors and tunes application performance. It provides a common management platform for Terminal Server, with or without Citrix, traditional server and workstation environments. SysTrack provides a three-pronged approach to accelerate virtualization: Power Management provides pre-virtualization savings, Modeling and Planning reduce risk and identify virtualization candidates, and Optimization is provided by post-virtualization automation tools.
Cost: $75


MokaFive Virtual Desktop Solution
MokaFive
475 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
650-980-0970
mokafive.com
MokaFive’s Virtual Desktop Solution provides the tools, technology and service to create, deliver, secure, update and control the lifecycle of corporate desktops. By separating the software from the hardware, you can create a virtual machine that can run on any x86 computer and can be stored on any USB drive or MP3 player.
Cost: $99


Prism Deploy
New Boundary Technologies
1300 Godward St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-379-3805
newboundary.com
Prism Deploy packages, deploys and manages applications on any desktop Virtual Image. With the Prism Client in the Virtual Image, administrators can manage that virtual desktop in the Prism console just like a normal desktop. Prism Deploy provisions and configures workstations, laptops and servers to your organizations’ exact standards. It also helps keep them configured that way, no matter what accidental or unauthorized changes end users may make.
Cost: $37.50 per seat, starting at 100 seats

Prism Asset Manager
Prism Asset Manager inventories and reports on installed virtual applications. With the Prism Client on the host PC and in the Virtual Image, administrators can run inventory scans of the host and virtual desktop from the Prism Management console.
Cost: from $59 per seat, at 100 seats


Pano Virtual
Desktop Solution
Pano Logic Inc.
1350 Willow Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-454-8940
panologic.com
Leveraging virtualization and today’s fast networks, Pano Virtual Desktop Solution’s unique design places a small device -- the Pano -- on the desktop to connect the monitor, keyboard, mouse and USB peripherals to Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista running on a virtualization server in the data center.
Cost: $300 per client, plus $60 per year for service and support, or $25 per month including service and support (if a one-year contract is signed, the permonth price drops to $20)


vWorkspace
Quest Software Inc.
Provision Networks Division
10701 Parkridge Blvd.
Reston, VA 20191
703-709-9210
provisionnetworks.com
vWorkspace is platform agnostic, and aggregates application delivery and desktop deployments from any virtualization platform, blade PCs and Terminal Services. vWorkspace transforms the corporate desktop infrastructure into on-demand services with an optimized user experience for LAN and WAN deployments.
Cost: $50 per concurrent user


RES PowerFuse
RES Software
18200 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
949-333-2299
ressoftware.com
Whether applications are installed locally or delivered from the data center -- through presentation virtualization, application virtualization or desktop virtualization -- RES PowerFuse user workspace management software delivers a personalized, secure and reliable workspace to any desktop. It can provide Microsoft Windows users with a consistent user workspace across multiple devices, operating systems and application-delivery mechanisms.
Cost: $95.00 per concurrent user, including first-year maintenance


RTO Virtual Profiles
RTO Software Inc.
6120 Windward Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-987-4178
rtosoft.com
RTO Virtual Profiles virtualizes user personality and configuration data. It works with VDI, Citrix, physical desktops and laptops. It eliminates user profile datacorruption problems, enhances user flexibility and delivers faster log-ons.
Cost: $50 per user


Sun xVM Virtual
Desktop Infrastructure
Sun Microsystems Inc.
18 Network Circle
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-786-6041
sun.com/sunvdi
xVM Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a secure and resilient virtual desktop environment with which organizations can easily and efficiently establish and manage virtual desktop sessions. Access the virtual desktop from a variety of clients, including PCs and SunRay virtual display clients.
Cost: $149 per concurrent user with basic support

Sun xVM VirtualBox
The xVM Virtual Box is an open, free, small-footprint Type II hypervisor that runs on a laptop or desktop with support for all major guest operating systems, including Windows, MAC OS X, Solaris OS and Linux hosts.
Cost: Subscriptions start at $30 per user per year, and include 24/7 technical support


Thin Desktop
ThinLaunch Software LLC
3432 Denmark Ave.
Eagan, MN 55142
612-216-5469
thinlaunch.com
Thin Desktop changes a PC into a thin client-like device by locking down the PC to a single executable, hiding the Windows shell from the user. This also works to lock down a thin client using XPe.
Cost: $26 per user

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Management & Optimization


Akorri BalancePoint
Akorri Inc.
305 Foster St.
Littleton, MA 01460
978-431-1200
akorri.com
BalancePoint is a new class of agentless management software for the virtualized data center. It provides visibility into the root cause of performance issues with deep drill-down into server and storage resources, and the ability to understand server and storage virtualization.
Cost: Entry-level pricing for one unit of 5TB of storage is $7,500


FactFinder
BlueStripe Software Inc.
2501 Aerial Center Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC 27560
919-462-3660
bluestripe.com
FactFinder is an application servicemanagement solution that lets enterprises stage, deploy and manage apps in virtual server environments by providing the visibility needed to understand the interdependencies between applications and the supporting physical and virtual infrastructure.
Cost: $5,000


Cassatt Active Response
Cassatt Corp.
1740 Technology Drive
San Jose, CA 95110
408-437-7602
cassatt.com
This software solution intelligently automates the power management of servers in the data center while pooling resources to increase the availability of apps and improve server workload management.
Cost: $2,500 per physical server, Data Center Edition; $1,250 per physical server, Premium Edition


CiRBACapacity Management
CiRBA Inc.
45 Vogell Rd., Ste. 600
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3P6 Canada
905-731-0090
cirba.com
CiRBA's software enables IT organizations to operate the most cost-effective virtualized data center possible. Only CiRBA's Placement Intelligence Technology continually captures and analyzes technical, business and resource constraints to safely guide workloads to the right infrastructure.
Cost: Consult company


Enterprise Configuration
Manager (ECM) for Virtualization
Configuresoft Inc.
7450 Campus Dr
Colorado Springs, CO80920
719-686-4600
configuresoft.com
ECM for Virtualization helps organizations effectively manage and secure virtual environments by providing enterprise visibility, control and compliance across an entire VMware environment. It also provides a central console to view overall security posture.
Cost: Consult company


IBM Systems Director
IBM Corp.
1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, NY 10504
800-426-4968
ibm.com
IBM Systems Director 6.1 is a platformmanagement foundation that streamlines the way physical and virtual systems are managed across multisystem environments. Leveraging industry standards, it supports multiple OSes and virtualization technologies across IBM and non-IBM platforms. IBM Systems Director 6.1 is an easy-to-use, point-andclick, simplified management solution.
Cost: Consult company


Equalizer VLB
Coyote Point Systems Inc.
675 M First St.
San Jose, CA 95112
408-291-5240
coyotepoint.com
Equalizer VLB provides high availability and acceleration for VMware virtual servers. It lets businesses accelerate and ensure the availability of applications running on VMware Infrastructure.
Cost: $5,995


Virtual Resource Manager
DynamicOps
20 Mall Rd., Ste. 450
Burlington, MA 01803
781-328-9232
dynamicops.com
Virtual Resource Manager enables the dynamic data center by automating the processes associated with provisioning, tracking and ongoing management of virtual servers and desktops in a multivendor environment. Virtual Resource Manager accelerates IT service delivery while reducing operational costs.
Cost: $895 per CPU Socket


eG VM Monitor
eG Innovations Inc.
33 Wood Ave., South, Ste. 600
Iselin, NJ 08830
978-692-7422
eginnovations.com
The eG VM Monitor, part of the eG Enterprise Suite, helps ensure optimum performance of business services that run on today's complex virtual and physical infrastructures. It supports multiple virtualization technologies, and can quickly identify the root cause of any performance issue.
Cost: $2,000 per monitored server


Hyper9
Hyper9
9015 Mountain Ridge Dr., Ste. 140
Austin, TX 78759
877-949-7379
hyper9.com
Hyper9 is the first search-based virtualization management solution that provides real-time and historical data in a single intuitive interface. It simplifies tasks such as managing multiple vCenter instances, capacity planning, alerting, reporting and resource utilization.
Cost: Starts as a free product


AppManager for VMware
NetIQ Corp.
1233 W. Loop St., Ste. 1800
Houston, TX 77027
713-418-5705
netiq.com
AppManager extends monitoring, reporting, diagnostics and automated resolution capabilities to hybrid environments. It monitors the virtualized stack; detects impending service disruptions; takes steps to prevent outages; and delivers consistent policy deployment.
Cost: $2,500 per host


PerfectDisk 2008 for VMware
Raxco Software Inc.
6 Montgomery Village Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
301-527-0803
perfectdisk.com
PerfectDisk goes beyond basic disk defragmentation by following VMware's recommendations and automatically defragmenting host disk drives and virtual disk drives of VMware Workstation and VMware Server. It also reclaims disk space by shrinking the virtual drives.
Cost: $99.99

PerfectDisk 2008 for VMware ESX Bundle
PerfectDisk 2008 for VMware ESX Bundle defragments ESX guest drives with patented optimization technology to ensure maximum performance for ESX environments.
Cost: $499.99


Reflex Virtualization Management Center (VMC)
Reflex Security Inc.
53 Perimeter Center East, Ste. 175
Atlanta, GA 30346
888-696-5725
reflexsecurity.com
Reflex VMC, in conjunction with Reflex's Virtual Security Appliance (VSA), combines key management features with the necessary enforcement and revision controls for customers to visualize, monitor and enforce policies across the virtual infrastructure.
Cost: $1,000 per license, $295 support


RTO PinPoint
RTO Software Inc.
6120 Windward Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-987-4178
rtosoft.com
RTO PinPoint offers real-time application performance monitoring that provides a complete user view including number of users, how much time to authenticate, time to load group polices, time to load profiles and more.
Cost: $895 per server

RTO TScale
RTO TScale increases the number of sessions that can run on a server in VDI, XenApp or Microsoft Terminal Services environments. It can lower the total cost of ownership of a VDI solution.
Cost: $1,295 per server


SolarWinds VM Monitor
SolarWinds Inc.
3711 S. MoPac Expy.
Austin, TX 78746
512-682-9300
solarwinds.com
This desktop tool continuously monitors a VMware ESX server and its virtual machines, delivering real-time monitoring of ESX.
Cost: None

Orion Network Performance Monitor
SolarWinds Orion Network
Performance Monitor (NPM) delivers fault and network performance management. Built to manage networks of all sizes, Orion NPM scales with your network and expands with your network-monitoring needs.
Cost: $2,475


Sun xVM Ops Center
Sun Microsystems Inc.
18 Network Circle
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-786-6041
sun.com
Sun xVM Ops Center provides management for physical and virtual environments. The only single-console management for both physical and virtual environments, xVM Ops Center helps streamline management of thousands of systems with discovery, updating, provisioning, monitoring and management capabilities.
Cost: Consult company


VIRTUALfx
TDI
1600 10th St.
Plano, TX 75074
800-695-1258
tditx.com
TDI's VIRTUALfx technology logs, monitors, manages and remediates problems within virtualized infrastructures. VIRTUALfx protects and provides an agentless, persistent connection to the virtual machine's service processor, to the hypervisor in all machine states and to every virtual guest.
Cost: $45,000, plus approximately $100 per connection


up.time5
Uptime Software Inc.
555 Richmond St.
W. Toronto, Ontario M4X-1V7 Canada
416-594-4605
uptimesoftware.com
Uptime Software's up.time5 provides deep virtual monitoring. up.time5 manages performance, capacity and availability of all virtual technologies, down to the performance metrics of instances and the applications that reside inside them.
Cost: $695 per physical server


Veeam Management Pack for VMware (for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager)
Veeam
6479 Reflections Dr.
Columbus, OH 43085
614-339-8213
veeam.com
The Veeam/nworks Management Pack for VMware is a complete Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager integration. It publishes VI3 state, performance capacity, configuration, topology and events directly into Systems Center Operations Manager.
Cost: $487 per socket

Veeam Smart Plug-in for VMware (for HP Software Operations Manager)
The Veeam/nworks management Pack for VMware provides complete Hewlett-Packard Software Operations Manager integration. It publishes VMware Infrastructure 3 state, performance, capacity, configuration, topology and events data directly into HP Software Operations Manager.
Cost: $625 per socket


VKernel Capacity Analyzer
VKernel Corp.
222 International Dr., Ste. 105
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-610-4300
vkernel.com
Capacity Analyzer proactively and continuously monitors shared CPU, memory and disk (storage and disk I/O) capacity utilization trends in VMware ESX environments across hosts, clusters and resource pools to properly plan for growth, ensure optimal performance and lower costs per virtual machine.
Cost: $199 per CPU socket

VKernel Chargeback
Metering actual resource (CPU, memory, storage and network) usage, VKernel's Chargeback Virtual Appliance allows IT to provide its end user departments with instant reports about resource consumption and how much it costs.
Cost: $199 per CPU socket


Vizioncore vFoglight
Vizioncore Inc.
975 Weiland Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-589-2222
vizioncore.com
vFoglight is a comprehensive, enterpriseready monitoring solution for VMware Infrastructure. It provides a single pane-of-glass view to manage the relationships and interaction between all components in the virtual environment, from data centers to virtual machines to the application level.
Cost: $499


ZXTM VA (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager)
Zeus Technology Ltd.
5201 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
619-822-2239
zeus.com
ZXTM VA manages application traffic, inspecting, transforming and routing requests as it load-balances them across the application infrastructure. ZXTM VA contains ZXTM software, a proven operating system foundation and additional management tools, making installation and configuration quick and easy.
Cost: $6,840 for a single license, with one year of support and maintenance

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Miscellaneous Virtualization


Ed. Note: This category is for products that did not fit neatly into another category, or had too few products to break out into a separate category.

Change Reporter for VMware Infrastructure 3
NetWrix Corp.
40 East Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 415
Paramus, NJ 7652
201-490-8840
netwrix.com
Change Reporter for VMware Infrastructure 3 audits all changes and enforces controlled changemanagement processes across your virtual environment. It reports every change made to your ESX servers, folders, clusters, resource pools, virtual machines and their hardware, including previous and current configuration values.
Cost: Free version is available; commercial version is $16 per socket


LinkFixerPlus
LinkTek Corp.
1805 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
727-442-1822
LinkTek.com
LinkTek's LinkFixerPlus is a datamigration and link-repair tool that automatically fixes broken links in files when links are broken because files are moved or renamed, which can occur when files aremoved due to server changes, new storage systems, folder reorganizations, global namespaces or virtualization.
Cost: $2,168


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Outsourcing

Ed. Note: This category is for products that did not fit neatly into another category, or had too few products to break out into a separate category.



IT Infrastructure Outsourcing
Infocrossing Inc., a Wipro Company
11707 Miracle Hills Dr.
Omaha, NE 68154
402-965-5174
infocrossing.com
Infocrossing offers IT infrastructure outsourcing of infrastructure management to managed services. Infocrossing manages the daily burden of hardware, security and operations, allowing its customers to focus resources on their business.
Cost: Consult company

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Power & Cooling


APC InRow RD
APC by Schneider Electric
132 Fairgrounds Rd.
West Kingston, RI 2892
401-789-5735
apcc.com
The APC InRow RD is a 300mm rowbased direct-expansion cooling solution for network closets, server rooms and data centers. InRow RD enables real-time capacity monitoring and easy operation. The modular design provides scalable solutions to add cooling as demand increases, up to 10kW.
Cost: Consult company

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Server Virtualization


VMware ESX
VMware Inc.
3401 Hillview Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
877-486-9273
vmware.com
ESX is VMware's enterprise hypervisor. In concert with VMware Infrastructure (VI), it provides an enterprise-class server virtualization platform. ESX is only available as part of VI. ESXi, a lower-functionality version of ESX, can do basic server virtualization and is free.
Cost: Varies, depending on configuration


Microsoft Hyper-V
Microsoft
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
425-882-8080
microsoft.com
Hyper-V provides server virtualization for all sizes of environments. One version ofHyper-V comes free with Windows Server 2008; another version, Hyper-V Server, is a free, standalone version that does not require Windows 2008. Microsoft also has Virtual Server 2005, which is a hosted, Type II hypervisor that lacks many of the enterprise features and performance of Hyper-V.
Cost: None


Citrix XenServer
Citrix Systems Inc.
4988 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-790-8921
citrix.com/XenServer
XenServer is an enterprise-class server virtualization system that virtualizes server workloads by separating them from the underlying hardware. This allows for faster deployment and high availability, while enabling both servers and workloads to be utilized and managed more efficiently. XenServer is available in Express, Standard, Enterprise and Platinum Editions. Cost: Express Edition is free; Standard Edition starts at $600


Virtual Iron Single Server Edition/Extended Enterprise Edition
Virtual Iron Software Inc.
900 Chelmsford Street,Tower I, Floor 2
Lowell, MA 01851
978-849-1200
virtualiron.com
Virtual Iron offers two versions of its server virtualization software: Single Server Edition, with limited functionality, and Extended Enterprise Edition, for unlimited virtual servers. The base hypervisor is based on open source Xen.
Cost: Single Server is free; Extended Enterprise is $799 per socket


Parallels Server for Mac/ Parallels Server/Virtuzzo
Parallels
660 SW39th Street, Ste. 205
Renton, WA 98057
425-282-6400
parallels.com
Parallels Server for Mac is the only servervirtualization solution for Mac OS X. Parallels Server is currently a beta product that's more of a traditional server-virtualization product. Virtuozzo provides OS virtualization, creating isolated containers on a single physical server and OS instance. It offers high performance, scalability and density.
Cost: Parallels for Mac costs $1,248.75; for Virtuozzo pricing, contact company


Xen
xen.org
Xen is a free, open source hypervisor that can be downloaded from its Web site. It's the basis of many other hypervisors from Citrix, Virtual Iron, Novell, Oracle Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and others. Support is offered through the large Xen developer community. Xen.org is hosted and maintained by Citrix.
Cost: None


Sun xVM Server
Sun Microsystems Inc.
4150 Network Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054
800-786-0404
sun.com
Sun xVM Server software delivers an easy-to-use, open source, datacentergrade server virtualization solution to virtualize and manage heterogeneous workloads, including Windows, Red Hat and SuSE Linux, Solaris and OpenSolaris operating systems, on Sun x86 platforms and SPARC-based servers. xVM Server is based on the Xen open source hypervisor.
Cost: No cost to download

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Standards


DMTF Virtualization Management (VMAN) Initiative
Distributed Management Task Force Inc.
1001 SW5th Ave #1100
Portland, OR 97204
503-220-1655
dmtf.org
DMTF virtualization management standards define a consistent way to manage any virtualized environment. The DMTF VMAN Initiative allows vendors to develop interoperable management solutions that lower management complexity and cost, especially in a heterogeneous, multivendor environment.
Cost: N/A

DMTF VMAN Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
DMTF VMAN OVF is a standard for packaging and distributing virtual appliances. The OVF standard enables portability and simplifies the installation and deployment of virtual appliances across multiple virtualization platforms.
Cost: N/A

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Storage Virtualization & Management


SANmelody
DataCore Software Corp.
6300 NW 5th Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
954-377-6000
datacore.com
DataCore Software's SANmelody storage virtualization software addresses the heterogeneous storage virtualization requirements of small and midsize organizations, making it practical for organizations to get the fullest utilization, highest availability and fastest performance from their disk-storage assets.
Cost: Entry-level SANmelody software starts at less than $1,000

SANsymphony
SANsymphony storage virtualization software addresses larger-scale heterogeneous storage virtualization needs through N+1 redundant configurations. SANsymphony centrally pools all disk resources over scalable physical or virtual SANs for Enterprises with over 32TB of disks and up.
Cost: Start at around $30,000


Emulex HBAs, FCoE CNAs
Emulex Corp.
3333 Susan St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
781-782-5860
emulex.com
Emulex¹s 8Gb/s HBAs offer industry-leading security, data integrity and virtualization features for PCI Express 2.0 servers, while maintaining backward compatibility with 4Gb/s and 2Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs, enabling a seamless transition to next-generation SANs.
Cost: $1,645

LP21000 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)
Emulex CNAs enable data center consolidation by converging Fibre Channel and networking traffic over a 10Gb/s Enhanced Ethernet network, resulting in more streamlined IT operations and reduced data center complexity, management costs and power consumption.
Cost: $3,025


NetApp FAS Systems
NetApp
495 East Java Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
415-848-2582
netapp.com
NetApp FAS Systems are a broad family of compatible storage systems, offering business agility, simple management and low total cost of ownership. NetApp FAS Systems range from high-end through midrange and enterprise levels. FAS systems are multiprotocol, which supports Fibre Channel SAN, iSCSI and NAS.
Cost: Starts at $9,900

Data ONTAP 7G
Data ONTAP 7G provides a virtualized data environment with a simple interface that enables users to create virtual storage volumes, make changes quickly and achieve superior storage utilization. Data ONTAP 7G maximizes storage efficiency using thin provisioning and deduplication technologies.
Cost: Free with NetApp FAS and NetApp

V-Series systems
NetApp Virtual File Manager Manage file growth through a unified view across all storage files with Virtual File Manager. Users can consolidate and migrate file storage without disrupting users and without traditional planning, administrative and management overhead. Offered in Enterprise and Migration Editions.
Cost: Migration Edition, $1,080; Enterprise Edition, $1,800


FalconStor Network Storage Server
FalconStor Software
2 Huntington Quadrangle, Ste. 201
Melville, NY 11747
631-773-4301
falconstor.com
FalconStor Network Storage Server provides high-performance SAN primary storage combined with enterprise-class storage virtualization, provisioning and management. Data protection services include application-integrated snapshots plus WAN-optimized data replication. Network Storage Server supports iSCSI and Fibre Channel.
Cost: $2,000

FalconStor Network Storage
Server Virtual Appliance The FalconStor Network Storage Server Virtual Appliance for VMware is a virtual SAN solution for SMB, remote and branch offices. It creates a virtual SAN on a VMware ESX server by turning local disk resources into a shareable pool of storage provisioned via iSCSI.
Cost: $2,000


NetXen NX3-4GBT Quad Gigabit
Ethernet PCIe 2.0 Adapter
NetXen Inc.
3965 Freedom Circle, 4th Floor
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-330-0010
netxen.com
The NX3-4GBT is a low-profile PCIe 2.0 card with four Gigabit ethernet ports. It can support offload of TCP/IP protocols, significantly improving application throughput while reducing host CPU utilization. Advanced virtualization features make the Quad GbE card ideal for virtual server environments.
Cost: Contact company


ULTAMUS RAID
Overland Storage
4820 Overland Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
858-495-4217
.overlandstorage.com/uraid
ULTAMUS RAID nearline data protection appliances from Overland Storage deliver enterprise-class features, built-in data protection and simplified capacity management. They are a new breed of storage solutions that provide the advanced features, performance and flexibility that today’s businesses require.
Cost: $10,420


Melio FS
Sanbolic Inc.
304 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor
Watertown, MA 02472
617-833-4249
sanbolic.com
Melio FS is a clustered file system specifically for networked storage environments. It provides a solution to presenting shared storage as a single storage pool, enabling horizontal scaling of apps, clustered processing, shared data access and greatly simplified storage provisioning and management.
Cost: $5,000


Extensible Storage 110 (ES110)
Sullego Inc.
1880 Hartog Dr.
San Jose, CA 95131
408-649-7600
sullego.com
Sullego’s ES110 collapses the server, high-performance storage and a hypervisor into a single, easy-to-use appliance that scales as a company’s needs grow.
Cost: $3,000

Extensible Storage 320 (ES320)
Sullego’s ES320 was designed to collapse support for up to 64 virtual machines into a single solution, with integrated management, disaster recovery and a scalable file system.
Cost: $16,000


Emprise Storage Family
Xiotech Corp.
6455 Flying Cloud Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-983-3000
xiotech.com
Based on Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) technology, Xiotech’s Emprise hard disk solutions provide an unparalleled virtualized foundation for data storage. Emprise solutions eliminate disk-related service events, deliver industry-leading performance, scale from 1TB to 1PB as requirements grow and come with a five-year warranty.
Cost: $20,000

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Training


Implementing Virtualization in the Enterprise
ASPE-IT
114 Edinburgh South, Ste. 104
Cary, NC 27511
919-816-1651
aspe-it.com
Demystify the uncertainty of virtualization implementation and create a strategy to deploy the right technologies and achieve maximum return on investment. Evaluate software and hardware options, explore sizing to achieve best utilization and gain in-depth understanding of the virtualization landscape.
Cost: $1,295, or $995 for three or more students

Hands-On VMware Infrastructure 3
Hands-on training. Vendor independent. Learn to install, configure, and manage VMware Infrastructure 3, including VMware ESX Server and VMware VirtualCenter. You will leave class after only three days with the ability to properly deploy Virtual Infrastructure 3 in your organization.
Cost: $2,095, or $1,645 for three or more students


Authorized VMware Infrastructure 3 Training
Global Knowledge Training LLC
9000 Regency Pkwy., Ste. 500
Cary, NC 27518
919-460-3246
globalknowledge.com
Our authorized VMware courses cover everything from basic installation, configuration and management to advanced features intended for experienced VMware administrators.
Cost: $2,995


VMware Training & VC-VIP Certification Boot Camp
Intense School
900 Ashwood Pkwy., Ste. 290
Atlanta, GA 30338
770-481-2149
intenseschool.com
Intense School's VMware Training & VC-VIP Certification Boot Camp gives you in-depth skills training through hands-on experience with in-class equipment, giving you the tools you need in order to maximize your virtualized environment.
Cost: $3,579


VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Extreme Boot Camp
LiveAmmo Corp.
204 37th Ave. N #289
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
727-565-1147
liveammo.com
LiveAmmo's VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Extreme Boot Camp is a demanding five-day class that examines the VMware Infrastructure 3.5 product suite. The class includes lectures, hands-on labs, VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 resources, and other VMware related products. There are 27 modules.
Cost: $3,995 per student

VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Core Competency
LiveAmmo's VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Core Competency is a four-day classroom experience that provides a detailed overview of the VMware Infrastructure 3.5 product suite. The class includes instructor lectures, hands-on labs, and VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 resources. There are 21 modules in this class.
Cost: $2,995 per student

LiveAmmo Consulting
LiveAmmo provides clients with virtualization software, hardware, network and storage-solution consulting and training. You can help your company increase efficiency, decrease overhead and maximize infrastructure flow. Let LiveAmmo virtualization actively increase your profitability and help you go green at the same time.
Cost: Consult company


Virtualization Training
NetCom Information Technology
350 5th Ave., Ste. 700
NY, NY 10118
646-747-5414
netcominfo.com
NetCom provides IT training solutions for companies across multiple product lines, including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, App-V, Citrix and more. NetCom offers public training classes as well as custom private training anywhere in the world.
Cost: $2,000

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Virtualization Security


V-Security 2.0
Catbird Networks Inc.
1800 Green Hills Road, Ste. 113
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
212-677-2101
catbird.com
Catbird’s V-Security is the latest advancement in VMware security and offers the broadest and most costeffective security protection for virtual networks of all sizes. Catbird V-Security and the OVF-compliant Catbird V-Agent virtual appliance bring visibility, management and control to the virtualized data center. V-Security is a non-invasive and comprehensive SOA for virtual and physical networks.
Cost: $3,250


DirectControl
Centrify Corp.
444 Castro St., Ste. 1100
Mountain View, CA 94041
650-961-1100
centrify.com
DirectControl enables a secure, connected computing environment by seamlessly integrating your non- Microsoft systems, Web applications, databases and ERP app and storage systems. It’s non-intrusive, easy to deploy and manage, and enables fine-grained access control using Zone technology.
Cost: $350 per server, before discounts

DirectAuthorize
Centrify DirectAuthorize manages and enforces role-based entitlements for fine-grained control of user access and privileges on Unix and Linux systems. It enables lockdown of sensitive systems and eliminates uncontrolled use of root accounts and passwords by controlling how users access systems and what they can do.
Cost: $350 per server, before discounts

DirectAudit
Centrify DirectAudit helps you comply with regulatory requirements, perform in-depth troubleshooting and protect against insider threats for your Unix and Linux systems. DirectAudit’s detailed logging strengthens your compliance reporting and helps you spot suspicious activity by showing which users accessed what systems, what commands they executed and what changes they made to key files and data.
Cost: $750 per server, before discounts


VPN-1 VE
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
800 Bridge Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
650-628-2031
checkpoint.com
VPN-1 VE enables you to segregate virtual systems from each other as well as from external threats. VPN-1 VE extends your open choice to encompass Check Point appliances, software and virtual systems, all managed by a single interface.
Cost: $7,500


Enterprise Random Password Manager
Lieberman Software Corp.
1900 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 425
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-550-8575
liebsoft.com
Enterprise Random Password Manager automatically discovers, updates, stores and recovers privileged account passwords. It creates unique, complex local and domain passwords for each account in the enterprise, and then propagates the password changes every place that references those credentials.
Cost: $25,000

Random Password Manager
Lieberman Software’s Random Password Manager automatically and periodically randomizes local administrator and root account passwords across every system in the enterprise, and allows temporary, delegated recovery of current passwords on demand. It ensures that each system maintains unique account credentials.
Cost: $10,000

User Manager Pro Suite
Lieberman Software’s User Manager Pro Suite is a Windows mass-management solution that modifies groups, users, passwords, registries, policies and rights en masse, while also generating realtime, interactive reports for the system data it collects.
Cost: $5,000


Shavlik NetChk Protect
Shavlik Technologies LLC
2665 Long Lake Rd., Ste. 400
Roseville, MN 55113
651-286-8217
shavlik.com
Shavlik NetChk Protect simplifies managing critical security patches, spyware, malware and unwanted applications. It features centralized management of patch process for all systems -- physical, online virtual machines and offline virtual machines -- as well as advanced discovery capabilities that find your offline virtual images.
Cost: $43.75 per workstation per year, including maintenance; volume discounts available

Shavlik NetChk Compliance
Shavlik NetChk Compliance is a compliance-management solution that simplifies and automates the management of critical system and security configurations, enabling you to keep up with emerging regulations, meet your compliance objectives, lower your costs and reduce your risk of exposure. Shavlik NetChk Compliance scans for, compares and enforces security configuration settings on your network, while mapping those settings back to stated security policies and compliance requirements.
Cost: $43.75 per workstation per year, including maintenance; volume discounts available

Shavlik Security Intelligence
Shavlik Security Intelligence is an intuitive IT risk and compliance intelligence solution that allows organizations to more simply measure risk and policy compliance across the network, displaying the results in a customizable, Web-based dashboard.
Cost: $12,437.50 per workstation per year, including maintenance; volume discounts available


Tripwire for Servers
Tripwire Inc.
326 SWBroadway, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97205
503-276-7500
tripwire.com
Tripwire for Servers lets organizations regain configuration control of servers and desktop machines by alerting IT to improper changes to key system files, directories and registries. Organizations first manually configure each monitored server and desktop the way they want, then Tripwire for Servers agents detect any changes from that desired configuration. For many public, private and governmental organizations, Tripwire for Servers is a must for achieving compliance with important regulations and ensuring that the sensitive data that resides on agency desktops and servers is secure.
Cost: Contact company

Tripwire Enterprise
Tripwire Enterprise provides complete control of virtual and physical IT configurations, combining configuration assessment with change auditing in a single software solution for enterprise configuration control. Configuration-assessment policies shipped with Tripwire Enterprise proactively assess and validate IT configurations against internal policies, compliance standards and security best practices, reporting on out-ofpolicy settings and providing detailed remediation guidance.
Cost: Contact company

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