VMware vSphere® Receives TechXtend “Riding the Crest” Product of Year Award for 2011

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VMware wins additional Riding the Crest awards for VMware vSphere®, VMware vCenter™ Server and VMware® Workstation™

VMware vSphere is far and away the solution that our TechXtend customers prefer for their server virtualization and cloud computing initiatives.

TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise), a leading value-added provider of server and storage virtualization, business intelligence and information management solutions, today announced that VMware vSphere® had been awarded the Riding the Crest® Product of the Year award as TechXtend’s best-selling software product in 2011. Now in their 16th year, the Riding the Crest awards are presented annually as TechXtend recognizes leading selling products from its software ecosystems for Virtualization, Security, Database Infrastructure, Networking, Application Lifecycle Management, and Business Productivity. VMware vSphere was also recognized as the overall winner in the Virtualization category.

“Congratulations to VMware on this Riding the Crest award for their standard-setting VMware vSphere® cloud computing platform,” said Shawn Giordano, Vice President of Sales for TechXtend. “With its track record of helping customers virtualize their business-critical applications, VMware vSphere is far and away the solution that our TechXtend customers prefer for their server virtualization and cloud computing initiatives.”

In addition to the Product of the Year and Overall Virtualization Award for VMware vSphere, VMware won additional Riding the Crest category awards for Virtualization, including VMware vSphere 5 for Virtualization Platform, VMware vCenter™ Server 5 for Server & Workstation Administration, and VMware® Workstation™ 8 for Software Development & Test.

“VMware is honored to receive these awards from TechXtend,” said Doug Smith, vice president, Global Partner Strategy and Operations, VMware, “Our longstanding relationship with TechXtend has empowered our mutual customers with the solutions they need to accelerate their journey to the cloud.”

With a solutions focus on cloud computing, storage and data management, TechXtend certified consultants help customers design, implement and optimize virtualization solutions from desktop, to servers, storage and applications. TechXtend works with hundreds of VMware customers and has been a VMware partner for more than 10 years. A complete list of Riding the Crest winners can be viewed on the TechXtend website at http://www.techxtend.com/ridingthecrest.

About TechXtend
TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise) is a leading value-added provider of software, systems and solutions for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. With a solutions focus on cloud computing, storage and data management, business intelligence/information management, and mobile device management, TechXtend helps technology professionals gain optimal return from their investments in software and hardware. With our 30-year Programmer's Paradise history as the leading independent source of developer and database tools, customers continue to rely on TechXtend for in-depth product expertise, unparalleled value and selection, and fast, accurate turnaround. TechXtend is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc., a public company since 1995 (NASDAQ: WSTG). For more information, visit http://www.techxtend.com, or call +1.800.599.4388, or +1.732.389.8950. In Canada, call +1.888.423.2700. Follow TechXtend on social media on Twitter (@TechXtend) and Facebook (TechXtend).

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