I’ve been a judge for the Best of VMworld awards for 3 years but I had to hang up my robes when I changed jobs and went to a partner. So I was interested to see who the winners were this year. Last year SolarWinds won the Virtualization Management category, I was a bit surprised to see that all winner and finalists in that category this year do not include any of the companies from last year. SolarWinds has a great, solid and mature VMware management product. With the many storage startups that have sprung up it’s no surprise that the winner (Tintri) and all the finalists in the Hardware for Virtualization category are storage startups. You can check out the full list of all the winners here. Congrats to all.