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VMware ‘Jolts’ the Software Development Industry


VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced that VMware Lab Manager won the 2007 Jolt Product Excellence Award in the Utilities category. The Jolt Product Excellence Awards, sponsored by Dr. Dobb’s Journal, are designed to recognize the most innovative, trend-making, ahead-of-the-curve products for developers.

“This year was an exceptionally exciting year for our judges, since there were so many strong contenders in every category,” said Rosalyn Lum, director of Jolt Awards. “The winners reflect that innovation is still alive: It was especially satisfying to see leaders still leading the way and at the same time, newcomers changing how developers work by giving them great new products that reflect the changing software development landscape.”

VMware Lab Manager automates the setup, capture, storage and sharing of multi-machine software configurations and makes them available on demand to local or remote development and test teams through a self-service portal. The product also includes a unique delta-tree image library management feature, which enables large image libraries to be maintained while eliminating data redundancy and reducing the amount of disk storage required compared to other lab management systems, as well as seamless integration with downstream production operations systems. The result is a system that uniquely helps enterprise operations and application development teams maximize utilization of development and test lab assets, accelerate software development cycles and increase the quality of delivered software systems.

“VMware Lab Manager bridges the gap between application development and IT operations teams to maintain maximum efficiency and quality control during the software lifecycle from start to finish,” said Dan Chu, vice president of emerging products and markets at VMware. “Winning this distinguished industry award affirms the capability of VMware Lab Manager to automate and streamline this process for our customers so they in turn can more rapidly deliver business-critical applications into production.”


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