451 Group Identifies Virtual Lab Automation as a Key Virtualization Subsector

The 451 Group identifies test lab automation as a key virtualization technology subsector. According to Rachel Chalmers, the author of the report entitled Virtualization 3: Managing the virtual revolution, public vendors such as BMC, Citrix, HP, Novell, Quest Software, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Symantec are going to start filling gaps in their virtualization portfolios, potentially acquiring some of the startup companies listed below:

3Leaf Systems, Acronis, Akorri, Availigent, Avocent, BladeLogic, Blue Lane Technologies, Cassatt, Catbird, CiRBA, CohesiveFT, CollabNet, Configuresoft, Desktone, DeviceVM, Egenera, eG Innovations, Embotics, Enigmatec, Enomaly, FastScale, Hewlett-Packard, Hyperic, IBM, illumita, InfoVista, InovaWave, Leostream, Marathon Technologies, Mendocino Software, Netuitive, Network Appliance, Nimsoft, Onaro, Pano Logic, PlateSpin, Platform Computing, Qumranet, Reflex Security, RingCube, Scalent Systems, ScienceLogic, SteelEye Technology, Stratavia, Surgient, SWsoft and Parallels, Sychron, ToutVirtual, Univa UD, Veeam Software, Virtual Iron, Virtugo Software, Vizioncore, VMLogix, XDS and Xsigo.

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