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Meet the winners of VMworld Europe 2010

All five winners of the VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards share their innovative IT projects in detail and describe how they managed to stand out amongst the rest.

VMworld Europe 2010 User Award Winners

Best desktop virtualisation project:
A prison's virtual desktops keep inmates plugged in
Using virtual desktops and a private cloud, the Justice Department of Belgium has given prison inmates access to services without sacrificing security and control.

Best virtualisation for disaster recovery project:
Virtualised apps help protect a hospital's data
The University Hospital of Leipzig needed a better disaster recovery strategy to protect critical patient data, so it turned to virtualisation.

Best private cloud computing project:
DNM Technology boosts Dublin power plant with cloud strategy
When a power plant ran out of data centre space and capacity, it turned to a private cloud and disaster recovery strategy.

Best virtualisation and server consolidation project:
Bank's server consolidation and virtualisation strategy yields returns
With VMware virtualization and a new SAN architecture, a financial services firm extended well beyond hardware consolidation and toward improved infrastructure management.

Best remote-office/home-office virtualisation project and best of show:
VMware home lab makes the grade at VMworld Europe
A VMware home lab helped Simon Gallagher do some personal VMware certification training -- without breaking the bank.

Virtualisation outgrows adolescence: The Best of VMworld Europe User Awards
The question is no longer whether to virtualise but how to virtualise. This recap of the Best of VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards recognises the virtualisation-themed projects that were declared the best in Copenhagen.

For more on VMworld Europe 2010, check out our full conference coverage.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK.

This was first published in November 2010

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