In this report, Taneja Group presents their evaluation of the current state of the virtual infrastructure operations management (VIOM) market. They examined VIOM solutions available from a representative set of established and emerging vendors, in order to enable senior business and technology managers to gain a deeper understanding of which vendors offer the most complete solutions and how they differ from one another. They found that only VMware and BMC offer technology platforms and operations management fea- tures which are both broad and deep enough to be considered leading platforms for VIOM today. VMware is not only the virtualization platform leader, but a key management innovator. VCOps is a bold move, and in our view customers will benefit from evaluating it in the context of both existing and emerging competitive solutions.