TechXtend Names VMware vSphere® as “Riding the Crest” Product of Year for 2012

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VMware wins additional Riding the Crest awards for VMware vSphere® 5.1, VMware vCenter™ Server, VMware® Horizon View™ and VMware® Horizon Workspace™

TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise), a leading value-added provider of server and storage virtualization, business intelligence and information management solutions, today announced that the Company had awarded the Riding the Crest® Product of the Year award to VMware vSphere® as TechXtend’s best-selling software product in 2012. Now in their 17th year, the Riding the Crest awards are presented annually as TechXtend recognizes leading products from its solution portfolios for cloud computing/ virtualization, storage & infrastructure management, business intelligence & information management, and developer and business productivity tools.

“Congratulations to VMware on winning this Riding the Crest award for their industry-standard VMware vSphere® virtualization platform,” said Shawn Giordano, Vice President of Sales for TechXtend. “With its track record of production success, VMware vSphere is the solution of choice for TechXtend customers’ virtualization and cloud computing initiatives.”

“VMware is pleased to receive these TechXtend awards for VMware vSphere® 5.1, VMware vCenter™ Server, VMware® Horizon View™ and VMware® Horizon Workspace™ ,” said Colleen Kapase, senior director, Partner Readiness, VMware. “VMware is proud to collaborate with TechXtend and our partner community to provide solutions for the software-defined data center.”

In addition to the Product of the Year and Overall Cloud Computing/Virtualization Award for VMware vSphere, TechXtend awarded VMware additional Riding the Crest category awards for Cloud Computing/Virtualization , including VMware vSphere 5.1 for Cloud Computing/Virtualization Platform, VMware vCenter™ Server for Performance Monitoring & Management, VMware® Horizon View™ for Server & Workstation Administration, and VMware® Horizon Workspace™ for Software Development & Test.

With a solutions focus on cloud computing, storage & infrastructure 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

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 virtualization/cloud computing, storage & infrastructure management, business intelligence & information 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, 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).


TechXtend, Programmer’s Paradise and Riding the Crest are registered trademarks of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

VMware, VMware vSphere, Horizon Workspace, Horizon View and VMware vCenter are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

The statements in this release concerning the Company’s future prospects are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include the continued acceptance of the Company’s distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, and contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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