Overall VMworld 2009 displayed a coming of age; an ecosystem maturity for all vendors, this was evident to all within the category of business continuity and disaster recovery, specifically the many forms of backup creation. Veeam, Vizioncore, and PhD Virtual all showed their latest released products as well as demoing future products that will integrate with VMware vSphere at a much deeper levels than previously available, a’la the VMware vStorage API. All vendors talked about expanding their product support into both Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. This space has become so important that even the traditional backup vendors such as Symantec (BackupExec)and HP (DataProtector) are getting into the act. This demostrates a market matruity in the ecosystem not seen at last years VMworld.