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Most popular VMWare Virtual Appliances for Web Apps

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I have ranked the virtual appliances for App/Web Servers available at the VMWare Virtual Appliance Marketplace (VVAM) as described below. I am going through this exercise to gain an understanding of what types of appliances are popular, who is providing them and what they are composed of. Apart from the serial number in the first column and the computed Rank in the last column, all other data is from the VVAM; the titles are self-explanatory.

Methodology

  • I accessed the listings for App/Web Server, sorted them by Rating and cut and pasted the first 100 listing into an Excel spreadsheet.
  • The Star rating that is visible on the web page shows up as a decimal fraction in Excel, this is what you see in the Customer Rating column below.
  • I computed a Rank for each listing by multiplying the Customer Rating x 100 x the number of ratings for that appliance.
  • Finally I sorted the result by the rank to prepare the table that appears below. I have selected the top 25 of 269 appliances
  • The virtual appliances are ordered by their rank from the highest to the lowest
  • I found it interesting that several appliances that rated a 5 had either one or no user each and the bulk of the ratings are for appliances having 4 and 3 stars.

No.

Web/App Server Virtual Appliance

What is it used for?

Customer Rating (R)

# Ratings (N)

Rank (R*100*N)

1

JanusVM

Internet Privacy Appliance. Encrypts your Internet traffic, hides your IP address, and is easy to setup.

4.7009

448

210,600

2

Hercules Load Balancer Virtual Appliance

A tiny but mighty tcp load balancer

4.1333

132

57,200

3

Pyle Python Learning Environment Virtual Appliance

Pyle provides you with the python programming language learning environment

3.9545

66

26100

4

Complete JBoss/Eclipse Integrated Development Environment

This setup helps make sure that critical machines is as little downtime as possible

4.0870

46

18,800

5

Fedora Directory Server 1.02 LDAP Appliance

A virtual machine appliance featuring Fedora (LDAP) Directory Server 1.02 on Fedora Core 5

4.0556

36

14,600

6

Fedora Core 5 with a Htdig search engine website

VM with Fedora Core 5, Apache, and Htdig

4.2083

24

10,100

7

rPath Single Node Solaris 9 X86 Cluster

A platform facilitate the deployment of cluster-aware solaris applications, an ideal test bed for a developer.

4.0000

25

10,000

8

MyWebSFTP v1.0

A simple, feature full, SSL secured, and easy to use FTP server and web interface written in PHP backended by MySQL and ProFTPD.

3.8750

24

9,300

9

NoWeb

A comprehensive and easy to use web content filtering system

3.2593

27

8,800

10

Fedora Core 5 with a Squirrelmail webmail frontend

Best-of-breed open source network security applications with supporting scripts and a web-based front-end management interface.

4.0952

21

8,600

11

Spam Vigilante – Mail Filter Virtual Appliance

A mail proxy based on FreeBSD with spam (SpamAssassin) and virus (ClamAV) scanning. Can be used with any existing mail system.

3.6522

23

8,400

12

Collaboration2

Collaboration Server

4.1500

20

8,300

13

Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8.2

J2EE 1.4 platform app. server,focused mainly on developer productivity; Ideal for Web Services/SOA and Web 2.0-based apps.

4.1000

20

8,200

14

OBS Virtual Application Server

OBS Webfire, Open Office, Firefox, Apache, Jboss(EJB 3), Eclipse, VNC, MySQL, Games on SuSE 10

4.2632

19

8,100

15

The Web Developer Appliance

A virtual machine designed for testing and fine tuning your web-based applications in a safe environment

4.0500

20

8,100

16

J2easy

JBoss appliance, based on FC5 with http installation and managment tools

4.1579

19

7,900

17

Personal Backup Appliance

Use this VM to Backup, Restore, or Clone the Hard Disk Drive of any Computer or VM over the Network!

4.1111

18

7,400

18

OpenEMR 2.8.1 Appliance

Open Source Medical Practice Management Software Appliance

4.1765

17

7,100

19

Network PDF Server Appliance

A PDF Server providing network shared printers for creating PDF documents

3.5000

20

7,000

20

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta Virtual Appliance

Windows 7 is the next release of Microsoft Windows, an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers.

4.2500

16

6,800

21

UbuntuFax

Ubuntu based HylaFax Server that allows you to use WinModems for faxing

4.0265

16

6,500

22

Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (Load Balancer)

Application Delivery Controller

4.0000

16

6,400

23

Fedora Core 5 with a Media Wiki web interface

Have your very own wiki website everywhere you go

3.8125

16

6,100

24

rPath Port 25 Mail Server Appliance

rPath Port 25 Mail Server Appliance

3.9333

15

5,900

25

DAD/miniDAD

LDAP-controlled CentOS server with embedded preconfigured Ubuntu miniDAD clients that “know” how to contact DAD

4.0000

14

5,600

Be sure to lookup the other articles on the most popular VMWare Virtual Appliances on this blog.

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