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.

Vendor Owned
10ZiG Technology No Change in Ownership
3Par Acquired by HP
AC&NC No Change in Ownership
Acronis Inc No Change in Ownership
Adaptec No Change in Ownership
AFORE Systems No Change in Ownership
Aglilsys No Change in Ownership
Akorri Acquired by NetApp
Altor Networks Acquired by Juniper
AMD No Change in Ownership
APC by Schnieder Electric No Change in Ownership
Apparent Networks Out of Business
AppSense No Change in Ownership
APTARE No Change in Ownership
Arista Networks No Change in Ownership
Arrow ECS Alternative Technology Group No Change in Ownership
Asigra No Change in Ownership
Astaro Acquired by Sophos
AT&T No Change in Ownership
Atlantis Computing No Change in Ownership
ATTO Technology No Change in Ownership
Azaleos No Change in Ownership
Blue Coat Systems No Change in Ownership
BlueCat Networks No Change in Ownership
BlueStripe Software No Change in Ownership
Broadcom Corporation No Change in Ownership
Brocade No Change in Ownership
Burton Group Acquired by Gartner
CA Inc No Change in Ownership
Canonical No Change in Ownership
Catbird No Change in Ownership
Centrify No Change in Ownership
Certeon No Change in Ownership
CheckPoint Software Technologies No Change in Ownership
CiRBA No Change in Ownership
Cisco No Change in Ownership
Citrix Systems No Change in Ownership
CLI Computer Lab International No Change in Ownership
CommVault No Change in Ownership
Commpellent Acquired by Dell
CompuWare Corp No Change in Ownership
CORAID Inc No Change in Ownership
Cortado A division of ThinPrint No Change in Ownership
Data Domain Acquired by EMC
Data Robotics Rebranded as Drobo
DataCore Storage Virtualization Software No Change in Ownership
DataGardens No Change in Ownership
DataGlobal No Change in Ownership
Dell Inc No Change in Ownership
Devon IT No Change in Ownership
DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) No Change in Ownership
Double-Take Software No Change in Ownership
DynamicOps Acquired by VMware
Eaton No Change in Ownership
eG Innovations, Inc No Change in Ownership
Embotics Corp No Change in Ownership
EMC No Change in Ownership
EMC Ionix No Change in Ownership
Emulex Corp No Change in Ownership
Expand Networks Liquidated 2011 Tech owned by Riverbed
F5 Networks No Change in Ownership
FalconStor Software No Change in Ownership
FastScale Technology Acquired by EMC
Fluid Operations No Change in Ownership
Forsythe No Change in Ownership
Fortisphere Out of Business
Fujitsu No Change in Ownership
GoGrid Cloud Infrastructure No Change in Ownership
Great Lakes Computer Source No Change in Ownership
GreenPages Technology No Change in Ownership
Hitachi Data Systems No Change in Ownership
Hosting.com No Change in Ownership
HotLava Systems No Change in Ownership
HP No Change in Ownership
Hyper 9 SolarWinds
Hyperformix Acquired by CA
HyTrust No Change in Ownership
I386, A Seagate Company No Change in Ownership
IBM No Change in Ownership
icomasoft AG Rebranded as Opvizor
InContinuum Software No Change in Ownership
Infotrend Corporation No Change in Ownership
InMage No Change in Ownership
Insight No Change in Ownership
InstallFree No Change in Ownership
Intel Corporation No Change in Ownership
INX Acquired by Presidio
Isilon Systems Acquired by EMC
KACE Acquired by Dell
Kinston Technology No Change in Ownership
KIS No Change in Ownership
Kroll Ontrack No Change in Ownership
LakeSide Software No Change in Ownership
Lenovo No Change in Ownership
Leostream Corporation No Change in Ownership
LikeWise Acquired by EMC Isilon
Liquidware Labs No Change in Ownership
ManageIQ No Change in Ownership
Mellanox Technologies No Change in Ownership
Metron-Athene No Change in Ownership
Microsoft  No Change in   Ownership
NComputing No Change in Ownership
Neocleus Acquired by Intel
Neptuny Acquired byBMC
NetApp No Change in Ownership
NetEx No Change in Ownership
NetIQ No Change in Ownership
Novell Inc No Change in Ownership
OPNET Technologies Inc No Change in Ownership
Pano Logic Inc No Change in Ownership
Patni Computer Systems Rebranded iGate Computer Systems
PHD Virtual Technologies No Change in Ownership
Pivot 3 No Change in Ownership
Platform Computing Acquired by IBM
PowerWF Studio Acquired by DevFarm
QLogic Corporation No Change in Ownership
Quantum No Change in Ownership
Quest Software Acquired by Dell
Rackspace Hosting No Change in Ownership
Red Hat No Change in Ownership
Reflex Systems No Change in Ownership
RES Software No Change in Ownership
RingCube Technologies Acquired by Citrix
Riverbed No Change in Ownership
rPath No Change in Ownership
RTO Software Acquired by VMware (*)
Sanbolic Inc No Change in Ownership
SANRAD No Change in Ownership
Savvis No Change in Ownership
Scapa Technologies No Change in Ownership
Seanodes No Change in Ownership
SearchServerVirtualization.com No Change in Ownership
Sendmail inc No Change in Ownership
SGI Acquired by Rackable Systems and relaunched as SGI
Shavlic Technologies Acquired by VMware
SHI No Change in Ownership
Siemens IT Systems No Change in Ownership
Skytap Inc No Change in Ownership
SolarFlare Communications No Change in Ownership
Splunk No Change in Ownership
StorMagic No Change in Ownership
Stratus Technologies No Change in Ownership
SunGard Availability Services Merged with Visista
Sugient Acquired by Quest now part of Dell
Symantec No Change in Ownership
Syncsort No Change in Ownership
Systar Inc No Change in Ownership
TBD Networks Believed closed
TeamQuest No Change in Ownership
Tek-Tools Software Acquired by SolarWinds
Teradici Corporation No Change in Ownership
Terremark Corporation Acquired by Verizon
TheInfoPro Acquired by 451 Research
ThinPrint No Change in Ownership
Tranxition No Change in Ownership
Trend Micro Inc No Change in Ownership
triCerat Inc No Change in Ownership
Tripwire No Change in Ownership
UC4 Software Inc No Change in Ownership
UltraBac Software No Change in Ownership
UniPrint No Change in Ownership
Uptime Software No Change in Ownership
Veeam Software No Change in Ownership
Verizon Business No Change in Ownership
VirtenSys Out of business, Assets owned by Micron
Virtual Computer Inc Acquired by Citrix
Virtual Instruments No Change in Ownership
Virtustream No Change in Ownership
VizionCore Inc Acquired by Quest now owned by Dell
VKernel Acquired by Quest now owned by Dell
VMLogix Inc Acquired by Citrix
Vyatta Inc No Change in Ownership
Wanova Acquired by VMware
Windows IT Pro No Change in Ownership
Wyse Technology Acquired by Dell
Xangati – App Performance No Change in Ownership
XioTech No Change in Ownership
Xsigo Systems Acquired by Oracle
Zenoss No 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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Tom Howarth is an IT Veteran of over 20 years experience and is the owner of PlanetVM.Net Ltd, Tom is a moderator of the VMware Communities forum. He is a contributing author on VMware vSphere(TM) and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment, and the forthcoming vSphere a Quick Guide. He regularly does huge virtualization projects for enterprises in the U.K. and elsewhere in EMEA. Tom was Elected vExpert for 2009 and each subsequent year thereafter.

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