Finalists Announced for 2013 Best of Interop

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    int13BOI_220x190-F-PO.jpgFinalists Announced for 2013 Best of Interop

    Interop Las Vegas & Network Computing Recognize Leading Technology Brands in Seven Award Categories



    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 16, 2013Network Computing, a leading resource delivering in-depth content on key enterprise technologies for architecture decision-makers, and Interop, the industry’s premier technology event series, today announced the 2013 Best of Interop finalists.  Best of Interop Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 pm at the Interop Theater on the Expo Floor during Interop Las Vegas, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information on Best of Interop visit:


    “The Best of Interop awards program supports Interop’s goal of fostering innovation and showcasing the latest products from leading technology solution providers,” said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager.  “We’re pleased to acknowledge the accomplishments and innovations of the companies at the forefront of the industry, truly making unique contributions to our marketplace.”


    Best of Interop recognizes some of the world's most innovative technologies across seven major categories. Nearly 150 companies’ submitted products for consideration and judges selected finalists based on the products they believe have the greatest potential to impact and advance business technology efficiencies.  The Best of Interop Judging Committee is comprised of 16 award-winning IT editors and analysts.


    “The Best of Interop Awards acknowledge innovative products and services in business technology,” said Andrew Conry-Murray, editor of Network Computing. “At Interop, attendees can see these products on the show floor and have the opportunity to interact first hand with the latest advancements. The selected finalists for 2013 have put forth the most compelling offerings and we congratulate each of the Best of Interop finalists.”


    The finalists selected for each category include:


    Cloud Computing & Virtualization

    Brocade Software Networking Solution – Brocade

    ExtraHop for Amazon Web Services (AWS) – ExtraHop Networks

    Next Generation ADC Technology – Riverbed Technology


    Data Center & Storage

    Dell Networking S5000 – Dell

    HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage – HP   

    ZD-XL SQL Accelerator – OCZ Technology


    Management & Monitoring

    AppQoS – iTrinegy

    EH8000 – ExtraHop Networks

    ScienceLogic EM7 v7.3 – ScienceLogic



    Network as-a-Service (NaaS) – Aryaka Networks, Inc.

    New 7000-series Data Center Switch – Arista Networks

    nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch – NetScout Systems, Inc.


    Performance Optimization & Testing

    APN 3.0 Operating Software – Talari Networks

    PathSolutions Network Performance Manager, Release 4.3 – PathSolutions

    Unstructured Data Accelerator (UDA) Version 3.1 – Mellanox Technologies Inc.



    Application Delivery Firewall – F5 Networks

    HackRack – The Hacker Academy

    Solera DeepSee Virtual Appliance – Solera Networks


    Wireless, Mobility & BYOD Support

    Adaptive Radio Modules for the 3600 Access Point – Cisco

    Solstice – Mersive

    The Citrix Mobile Solutions Bundle – Citrix



    In addition to the seven category winners, there will be special awards presented from Interop including: “Best of Interop” Award which is the overall grand prize and will be determined by the judges from the pool of category winners; “Best StartUp” which selects a vendor that has existed as an independent company for two years or less; and for the first time, an “Audience Choice Award” which will be determined by attendees of the keynote address on the morning of Wednesday, May 8, 2013.