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10 or 100 Virtualization vendors to watch in 2008?

CIO.com is carrying this news while a lot of other virtualization vendors are totally ignored:

They missed out:

Electric Cloud
Amazon Cloud
HP's VO/E
VMlogix
Surgient
Catbird
and many more that have equal, if not more, value-add to a Virtual environment.

In my opinion, the ones you really have to watch out of these are:

Embotics
Marathon Technologies
CiRBA
BlueLane
Akorri

Here's the list of CIO's pick. Next time I prefer a poll with a list of 100 vendors and let the consumers, clients, community decide.

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  1. What do you like about each that makes you say " In my opinion, the ones you really have to watch out of these are:"

    Embotics
    Marathon Technologies
    CiRBA
    BlueLane
    Akorri

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  2. For some very simple reasons:
    - They are Virtualization 3.0 ready (or are heading towards that)
    - We need to focus the next level strategy, these firms are also taking effort to provide that.
    - Except Akorri, I've spoken to the rest, and they seem to be very strong in their product line
    - They also take efforts to evangelize
    - They take effort in getting heard, with some of them I regularly chat so I also know that they are constantly working on that next level

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