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January 31, 2011 No Comments


Quest Software, Inc. today announced that has presented the gold award to the Quest Software Cloud Automation Platform as the Product of the Year in the virtualization platforms category.

For ‘The 2010 Products of the Year’ awards, editors of TechTarget’s Data Center and Virtualization Media Group evaluated sixty products in five categories and ranked winners according to gold, silver an bronze levels. Awards were judged by editors in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Winners were selected based six criteria including ease of integration into existing environments as well as functionality, innovation, manageability, performance and value.

“Winning the Product of the Year award is further proof of the value that Cloud Automation Platform delivers to our customers,” said Carl Eberling, vice president and general manager, Virtualization and Monitoring Business Unit, Quest Software. “The award also reinforces our decision to acquire Surgient in 2010 to enhance our virtualization management product portfolio by integrating it with the Cloud Automation Platform. As the award attests, our portfolio leads the industry in the range of solutions and capabilities we provide.”

The article that announces the Quest Cloud Automation Platform 7.5 as the gold winner of the Virtualization Platforms category notes that the product “addresses the timely issues that organizations are facing as they deploy virtualization more. With self-service provisioning and chargeback, the platform can improve efficiency, both financially and procedurally. It also facilitates virtualization adoption and prepares organizations for private cloud implementations.”

About Cloud Automation Platform The Quest Software Cloud Automation Platform enables fast deployment and streamlined management of secure private clouds, which helps improve business agility while reducing IT capital expenditures and operational costs. As next generation of enterprise-class cloud automation and management technology, Cloud Automation Platform features patented technology that enables organizations to efficiently manage and deliver complex IT services across the enterprise while maximizing their investment in virtual and physical infrastructures. When combined with the overall Quest virtualization management portfolio, the Quest Cloud Automation Platform offers a truly comprehensive, enterprise-class solution for deploying and automating infrastructure as a service private clouds.

About is the best server virtualization resource for system architects and IT managers. Our editors, resident experts and news writers are dedicated to helping IT organizations determine if virtualization is appropriate for their environments and, if it is, use that technology to gain unprecedented data center efficiency. Access the latest news, articles, tips, expert advice, learning guides, white papers, and webcasts covering all areas of server virtualization, such as virtualization platforms, server hardware, managing virtual environments, virtualization architectures and strategies, application issues and more. is part of the TechTarget network ( TechTarget publishes integrated media that enable information-technology (IT) marketers to reach targeted communities of IT professionals and executives in all phases of the technology decision-making and purchase process. Through its industry-leading Web sites, magazines and conferences, TechTarget delivers measurable results that help IT marketers generate qualified sales leads, shorten sales cycles and grow revenues.

About Quest Software, Inc. Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments. For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to

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