Virtualization 100: 20 Virtualization Management Vendors To Watch

The Virtualization Management Space Is Heating Up

Virtualization management is on the radar of every IT administrator these days, mainly because of the challenges involved in keeping up with all the moving pieces in large scale virtualization deployments.

Tools that monitor and manage the performance, capacity and configuration of virtualized environments can address these challenges and also measure the ROI organizations are getting from their virtualization environments.

Following are 20 vendors from the CRN Virtualization 100 that are making a name for themselves in the virtualization management space.


Huntsville, Ala.

Control and manageability solution provides realtime tracking and control servers, networking gear and power. Data center planning solution monitors heat, cooling and power; manages devices and locates assets by type, domain name, IP address.


San Francisco

Technology designed for so-called mixed environments with different operating systems, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and FreeBSD. Also works with all types of hardware, from commodity to high end. Can manage servers, data centers, clusters.


Burlington, Mass.

Virtual Resource Manager handles automated delivery and management of virtual resources for multitenant environments; includes policies, processes and tracking. Helps companies deal with the complexity of provisioning virtual desktops, servers.


Marlborough, Mass.

PAN Manager virtualizes servers, I/O and networks into scalable resources that can be quickly allocated and de-allocated. Takes advantage of storage capacity in a data center to provide high availability, disaster recovery for mission-critical applications.



V-Commander handles automated management of virtual and private cloud infrastructure. Allows customers to find and remediate capacity, performance issues, avoid virtual sprawl and boost quality of service. Partners with Microsoft, VMware, Citrix.



Elastic Computing Platform tool for cloud service providers and data centers includes configuration and image templates that allow virtual machines to be provisioned on specific hosts. Also allows them to be started, stopped, rebooted from anywhere.



Offers software, services platform for desktop and data center optimization across physical and virtual infrastructure. Lanamark Suite enables multivendor desktop virtualization, server virtualization using analysis of applications, users, workloads.


San Francisco

Silverline SaaS offering includes application-level SLA management; application and resource monitoring across multiple servers; and cloud infrastructure management. Silverline is free for any usage up to eight cores in aggregate.


Reston, Va.

Management software provides holistic view of virtual and physical environments, as well as service and system health. Proprietary Behavior Learning Engine technology automatically correlates streaming performance and resource utilization data.

OnPath Technologies

Marlton, N.J.

Technology creates a virtual infrastructure layer in a data center that boosts security, increases ease of management. Also develops Horizon, network monitoring and management software featuring simple provisioning, remote control and diagnostics.

Platform Computing

Markham, Ontario

ISF product focused first on virtualization, now aimed at private cloud. Sets up computing platform using heterogeneous physical, virtual resources; supports plethora of OSes and virtual machines, offers simplified management from single console.

Reflex Systems


Virtualization Management Center handles IT policy enforcement for virtual servers, desktops in data center; Virtual Security Appliance handles security. Secret sauce is VQL, which correlates different types of information into single query.

RES Software

Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Virtual Desktop Extender lets virtual desktops run local applications, eliminating multiple logins. Dynamic Desktop Studio gives IT departments centralized workspace management and can automate day-to-day tasks and cut down overhead from manual tasks.


Austin, Texas

Storage Profiler manages performance and growth of multivendor storage environments. Virtual and Server Profiler provides visibility into VMware virtual machine and physical server performance. Added virtualization management with Hyper9 buy.


Carlsbad, Calif.

VirtualIQ software helps enterprises progress through the stages of virtualization design, deployment and delivery. Helps with physical-to-virtual migrations, ROI calculation, managing server capacity and controlling server sprawl.

Tresys Technology

Columbia, Md.

VM Fortress Desktop provides TCO benefits stemming from stronger security on both host and the guest OSes. Enables organizations to consolidate workstations while meeting operational, security, regulatory compliance requirements.


Columbia, Md.

Simplify Suite handles virtual desktop deployment, application access, security policy enforcement and personalization management. All-in-one interface automates Terminal Services, virtual desktop and workstation configuration.


Columbus, Ohio

Management Suite handles backup, management and automation of routine processes in VMware environments. Veeam ONE wraps multiple functions into one to eliminate need for multiple vendors. Veeam Monitor provides analytics, alerting, reporting.

Virtual Computer

Westford, Mass.

Simplifies management of desktop and laptop PCs by enabling admins to create and manage a single virtual machine per OS that can be published to thousands of users. Takes guesswork out of enterprise IT infrastructure decisions.


Andover, Mass.

Operations Suite uses predictive and realtime analysis to simplify monitoring, capacity planning, reporting, chargeback and optimization of virtual environments. Installs as a single agentless virtual appliance in 20 minutes, offers single management pane.