Virtualisation Forum 2009 wraps up

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Virtualisation Forum 2009 wraps up
Steve Herrod, VMware chief technology officer and senior vice president of R&D; Adam Heilbron, infrastructure manager at Transpacific Industries; and Paul Harapin, VMware managing director.

VMware has recognised partners and customers at an awards ceremony held during the Virtualisation Forum 2009 conference that wrapped yesterday.

The forum held at the Sydney Convention Centre attracted more than 2500 delegates and 65 partners showcasing virtualisation products.

VMware hosted an awards evening to recognise excellence in virtualisation by partners that made significant contributions to the industry.

And for the first time, customers that demonstrated creativity and technology leadership were recognised.

Partner Awards
Partner Technical Achievement 2009: Datacom Australia (for its commitment to technical and sales skills, and technical excellence with customers)
Advantage+ Partner 2009: Data#3 (for partner profitability)
Virtual Champion of the Year 2009: Melbourne IT (also the first company in the world to deploy VMware vSphere 4)
Rising Star 2009: Logica
Market Maker 2009: Dell Australia & New Zealand
Regional Partner of the year 2009: Dimension Data

Customer Awards
Datacentre Automation Award: Transpacific Solutions from Brisbane (has one of the highest levels of virtualisation deployments in their datacentre infrastructure)
Business Continuity Award: Plan B from New Zealand (for the most creative use of VMware's technology relative to providing business continuity)
Virtual Desktop Ingenuity Award: Teletech in Sydney (for the most innovative use of desktop virtualization)
Unbreakable Applications Award: Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Melbourne (for the most innovative and outstanding undertaking of virtualszing the mission-critical applications)

Click here for the VMware awards evening photo gallery

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