The 2013 Tech Innovator Awards


Virtualization

Some might call this year's selection in the Virtualization category unconventional; the company is usually associated with network appliances for content filtering and firewall protection. So when a backup appliance came along that could not only store VMware images on remote hardware or in the cloud, but could boot and run those images for immediate disaster recovery, we took notice. The 2013 winner for virtualization is LiveBoot from Barracuda Networks. Accepting for Barracuda was Eric Thacker, Barracuda's senior director of storage marketing.