Ten Virtualization Companies to Watch This year

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 11, 2010

When you think of virtualization companies, behemoths like Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, Sun/Oracle, are the first ones to come to mind. There are a number of emerging companies, however, each with its own unique solution that tackles virtualization problems in the data center. This special report on Datamation looks at ten emerging virtualization companies that went from a virtualization punch line to a heavy hitter in a very short time.

These ten virtualization companies went from a virtualization punch line to heavy hitter in a very short time.

"2. HyTrust: What they do: According to HyTrust, organizations cannot rely on virtualization when sensitive information is at stake. Additionally, for certain regulatory compliance requirements, such as SOX and PCI, organizations must be able to assure that adequate processes and controls are in place.

"HyTrust provides a network-based virtual infrastructure policy enforcement solution. The HyTrust Appliance delivers administrative access control, enforcement of policy across virtual infrastructures, hypervisor hardening, and audit-quality logging.

"Customers: Active Networks, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, “one of the largest insurance companies,” and others.

"Funding: $5.5 million in Series A funding was secured in April 2009, led by Trident Capital and Epic Ventures.

"Eric Chiu, President and CEO, previously served in executive roles at Cemaphore, MailFrontier and mySimon. Before that, he was a VC at Brentwood/Redpoint and Pinnacle."

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