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VMware partners win awards at Partner Exchange 2010

VMware recognized its top solutions providers at this week's Partner Exchange conference in Las Vegas. VMware partners received awards in 15 categories.

Systems Channel News Roundup for the week of Feb. 8-12, 2010.

VMware awards top partners at Partner Exchange 2010

At VMware Partner Exchange 2010, VMware recognized its top partners for 2009 with awards in 15 different categories, including these:

  • Solutions provider of the year: Dimension Data (Asia-Pacific)
  • Systems integrator of the year: Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) Inc.
  • SMB partner of the year: Dell software and peripherals (S&P)
  • Desktop virtualization partner of the year: Mainline Information Systems (Americas)
  • SpringSource partner of the year: Carahsoft Technology Corp.
  • VMware competency partner of the year: Assyrus (Americas)

Winners were announced by Carl Eschenbach, VMware executive vice president of worldwide field operations, according to

VMware Partner Exchange 2010 took place in Las Vegas this year and lasted for four days, with emphasis on training, education and networking opportunities.

Microsoft Hyper-V supports RHEL 5 guest operating systems

Microsoft in late January introduced support for RHEL 5 guest operating systems in Hyper-V, quietly updating the Linux integration components package to version 2.

Back in July 2009, after Red Hat became part of the Server Virtualization Validation Program, Microsoft said it would support Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) guest operating systems in the near future. Customers have been waiting since then for the updated Linux integration components package, according to

Solutions providers should note that Linux integration components only support Linux virtual machines with a single virtual CPU.

Oracle announces AmberPoint purchase

Oracle's acquisition of AmberPoint, a company known for service-oriented architecture (SOA) management, has left many industry experts wondering what else is on Oracle's shopping list.

AmberPoint's technology assists companies with application performance and business transactions that involve multiple applications working together.

Oracle officials believe AmberPoint's offerings will enhance their own middleware products, including the Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle SOA Governance, by quickly addressing business transaction issues, according to

This deal is expected to be completed during the first half of 2010.

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