As a follow-on from my post reminiscing about VMworld 2008, I thought that we could continue with the years up to now, so, without further ado, here is the class of VMworld 2009.

VendorOwned
10ZiG TechnologyNo Change in Ownership
3ParAcquired by HP
AC&NCNo Change in Ownership
Acronis IncNo Change in Ownership
AdaptecNo Change in Ownership
AFORE SystemsNo Change in Ownership
AglilsysNo Change in Ownership
AkorriAcquired by NetApp
Altor NetworksAcquired by Juniper
AMDNo Change in Ownership
APC by Schnieder ElectricNo Change in Ownership
Apparent NetworksOut of Business
AppSenseNo Change in Ownership
APTARENo Change in Ownership
Arista NetworksNo Change in Ownership
Arrow ECS Alternative Technology GroupNo Change in Ownership
AsigraNo Change in Ownership
AstaroAcquired by Sophos
AT&TNo Change in Ownership
Atlantis ComputingNo Change in Ownership
ATTO TechnologyNo Change in Ownership
AzaleosNo Change in Ownership
Blue Coat SystemsNo Change in Ownership
BlueCat NetworksNo Change in Ownership
BlueStripe SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
Broadcom CorporationNo Change in Ownership
BrocadeNo Change in Ownership
Burton GroupAcquired by Gartner
CA IncNo Change in Ownership
CanonicalNo Change in Ownership
CatbirdNo Change in Ownership
CentrifyNo Change in Ownership
CerteonNo Change in Ownership
CheckPoint Software TechnologiesNo Change in Ownership
CiRBANo Change in Ownership
CiscoNo Change in Ownership
Citrix SystemsNo Change in Ownership
CLI Computer Lab InternationalNo Change in Ownership
CommVaultNo Change in Ownership
CommpellentAcquired by Dell
CompuWare CorpNo Change in Ownership
CORAID IncNo Change in Ownership
Cortado A division of ThinPrintNo Change in Ownership
Data DomainAcquired by EMC
Data RoboticsRebranded as Drobo
DataCore Storage Virtualization SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
DataGardensNo Change in Ownership
DataGlobalNo Change in Ownership
Dell IncNo Change in Ownership
Devon ITNo Change in Ownership
DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force)No Change in Ownership
Double-Take SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
DynamicOpsAcquired by VMware
EatonNo Change in Ownership
eG Innovations, IncNo Change in Ownership
Embotics CorpNo Change in Ownership
EMCNo Change in Ownership
EMC IonixNo Change in Ownership
Emulex CorpNo Change in Ownership
Expand NetworksLiquidated 2011 Tech owned by Riverbed
F5 NetworksNo Change in Ownership
FalconStor SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
FastScale TechnologyAcquired by EMC
Fluid OperationsNo Change in Ownership
ForsytheNo Change in Ownership
FortisphereOut of Business
FujitsuNo Change in Ownership
GoGrid Cloud InfrastructureNo Change in Ownership
Great Lakes Computer SourceNo Change in Ownership
GreenPages TechnologyNo Change in Ownership
Hitachi Data SystemsNo Change in Ownership
Hosting.comNo Change in Ownership
HotLava SystemsNo Change in Ownership
HPNo Change in Ownership
Hyper 9SolarWinds
HyperformixAcquired by CA
HyTrustNo Change in Ownership
I386, A Seagate CompanyNo Change in Ownership
IBMNo Change in Ownership
icomasoft AGRebranded as Opvizor
InContinuum SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
Infotrend CorporationNo Change in Ownership
InMageNo Change in Ownership
InsightNo Change in Ownership
InstallFreeNo Change in Ownership
Intel CorporationNo Change in Ownership
INXAcquired by Presidio
Isilon SystemsAcquired by EMC
KACEAcquired by Dell
Kinston TechnologyNo Change in Ownership
KISNo Change in Ownership
Kroll OntrackNo Change in Ownership
LakeSide SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
LenovoNo Change in Ownership
Leostream CorporationNo Change in Ownership
LikeWiseAcquired by EMC Isilon
Liquidware LabsNo Change in Ownership
ManageIQNo Change in Ownership
Mellanox TechnologiesNo Change in Ownership
Metron-AtheneNo Change in Ownership
Microsoft No Change in   Ownership
NComputingNo Change in Ownership
NeocleusAcquired by Intel
NeptunyAcquired byBMC
NetAppNo Change in Ownership
NetExNo Change in Ownership
NetIQNo Change in Ownership
Novell IncNo Change in Ownership
OPNET Technologies IncNo Change in Ownership
Pano Logic IncNo Change in Ownership
Patni Computer SystemsRebranded iGate Computer Systems
PHD Virtual TechnologiesNo Change in Ownership
Pivot 3No Change in Ownership
Platform ComputingAcquired by IBM
PowerWF StudioAcquired by DevFarm
QLogic CorporationNo Change in Ownership
QuantumNo Change in Ownership
Quest SoftwareAcquired by Dell
Rackspace HostingNo Change in Ownership
Red HatNo Change in Ownership
Reflex SystemsNo Change in Ownership
RES SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
RingCube TechnologiesAcquired by Citrix
RiverbedNo Change in Ownership
rPathNo Change in Ownership
RTO SoftwareAcquired by VMware (*)
Sanbolic IncNo Change in Ownership
SANRADNo Change in Ownership
SavvisNo Change in Ownership
Scapa TechnologiesNo Change in Ownership
SeanodesNo Change in Ownership
SearchServerVirtualization.comNo Change in Ownership
Sendmail incNo Change in Ownership
SGIAcquired by Rackable Systems and relaunched as SGI
Shavlic TechnologiesAcquired by VMware
SHINo Change in Ownership
Siemens IT SystemsNo Change in Ownership
Skytap IncNo Change in Ownership
SolarFlare CommunicationsNo Change in Ownership
SplunkNo Change in Ownership
StorMagicNo Change in Ownership
Stratus TechnologiesNo Change in Ownership
SunGard Availability ServicesMerged with Visista
SugientAcquired by Quest now part of Dell
SymantecNo Change in Ownership
SyncsortNo Change in Ownership
Systar IncNo Change in Ownership
TBD NetworksBelieved closed
TeamQuestNo Change in Ownership
Tek-Tools SoftwareAcquired by SolarWinds
Teradici CorporationNo Change in Ownership
Terremark CorporationAcquired by Verizon
TheInfoProAcquired by 451 Research
ThinPrintNo Change in Ownership
TranxitionNo Change in Ownership
Trend Micro IncNo Change in Ownership
triCerat IncNo Change in Ownership
TripwireNo Change in Ownership
UC4 Software IncNo Change in Ownership
UltraBac SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
UniPrintNo Change in Ownership
Uptime SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
Veeam SoftwareNo Change in Ownership
Verizon BusinessNo Change in Ownership
VirtenSysOut of business, Assets owned by Micron
Virtual Computer IncAcquired by Citrix
Virtual InstrumentsNo Change in Ownership
VirtustreamNo Change in Ownership
VizionCore IncAcquired by Quest now owned by Dell
VKernelAcquired by Quest now owned by Dell
VMLogix IncAcquired by Citrix
Vyatta IncNo Change in Ownership
WanovaAcquired by VMware
Windows IT ProNo Change in Ownership
Wyse TechnologyAcquired by Dell
Xangati – App PerformanceNo Change in Ownership
XioTechNo Change in Ownership
Xsigo SystemsAcquired by Oracle
ZenossNo Change in Ownership

What I find interesting is the Oracle acquisitions appear to be mainly hardware based, and the Dell acquisitions (with the obvious exception of Wyse) software based. It appears to me that for Oracle and Dell the concept of being either a software company or a hardware company is no longer enough for them.

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