10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2013


HotLink

CEO: Lynn LeBlanc

HotLink's story has to do with bridging the vast array of vendors whose gear is used in today's data centers, as well as managing both private and public clouds. One important thing HotLink does is connect VMware vCenter and Microsoft System Center with Amazon EC2.

In August, HotLink launched HotLink DR Express, a plug-in for VMware vCenter that uses Amazon Web Services for disaster recovery of vSphere virtual machines. The plug-in automatically restores virtual machines and continues operations in AWS whenever outages happen. And the best part? The plug-in is priced the same as basic backup software.