Posted by: Ryan Shopp
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I just saw this snippet from the 451 consulting group and WOW! In December 2006 they were covering 6 players in the Virtualization Management arena, now their are over 60!
I have some reading to do it seems. I don’t have the $$$ to pay for the 170 page report but will take the time to go review the website and read articles about many of these vendors then report back what I learn here on this blog. Reading through the below list I recognize a number of them…but some are names i’ve never even heard of to this point. My quick notes are mentioned next to the company name…kind of like the word association game “what is the first thing you think of when I say…”
The companies listed by the report that have a virtualization management play include;
3Leaf Systems – who?
Acronis – who?
Akorri – who?
Availigent – who?
Avocent – the ones who acquired LANdesk
BladeLogic – major player in DCA systems/application automation
Blue Lane Technologies – virtual patching appliance
BMC Software – one of the big 4 has something, not sure how deep or what
CA – one of the big 4 has something, not sure how deep or what
Cassatt – virtualization pure play with “green” positioning
Catbird – who?
CiRBA – monitoring product to help with cserver onsolidation efforts
Cisco Systems – big guy with their ambitious Data Center 3.0 initiative
Citrix Systems – acquired XenSource post VMware IPO
CohesiveFT – who?
CollabNet – who?
Configuresoft – big but still growing systems & security mgmt player
Desktone – who?
DeviceVM – who?
Egenera – who?
eG Innovations – who?
Embotics – who?
Enigmatec – who?
Enomaly – who?
FastScale – who?
Hewlett-Packard – major player/move with Opsware acquisition
Hyperic – who?
IBM – one of the big 4 has something, not sure how deep or what
illumita – who?
InfoVista – not sure what they have in virtualization, maybe a performance monitoring for some virtual servers?
InovaWave – who?
Leostream – who?
Marathon Technologies – who?
Mendocino Software – who?
Microsoft – guerilla, who will have an impact in this space!
Netuitive – automated performance threshold monitoring, i assume they must do this for virtual servers to be included here.
Network Appliance – not sure
Nimsoft – application monitoring, been on my todo list to read more on them.
Novell – big guy, has some play here – not sure what
Onaro – who?
Pano Logic – who?
PlateSpin – known virtualization automation player i’ve talked about previously
Platform Computing – who?
Quest Software – database, application monitoring
Qumranet – who?
Red Hat – linux
Reflex Security – who?
RingCube – who?
Scalent Systems – known virtualization player with recent major OEM announcements
ScienceLogic – who?
SteelEye Technology – who?
Stratavia – Run Book Automation
Surgient – austin company, not sure what they have these days…need to look
SWsoft and Parallels – Macintosh ability to run Windows
Sychron – who?
Sun Microsystems – solaris and grid computing initiatives
Symantec – security and storage with some systems products they’ve acquired
ToutVirtual – who?
Univa UD – who?
Veeam Software – known virtualization player i’ve previously talked about
Virtual Iron – heard of them…haven’t looked at them yet though
Virtugo Software – who?
Vizioncore – known virtualization player i’ve previously talked about
VMLogix – heard of them…haven’t look at them yet though
VMware – if you don’t know this name you must dead, or atleast not into technology or the stock market
XDS – who?
Xsigo – who?
Bottom line, I have a ton of reading to do!!! I’ll start with the smaller guys and work my way up. If you have any perspectives or insights please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section.