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27 Finalists Selected for Best of Interop Awards

Interop Las Vegas Recognizes Leading Technology Providers in Cloud, Mobility, SDN & More

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop today revealed the 27 finalists shortlisted for the Best of Interop Awards, recognizing their significant contributions to business technology. The Best of Interop winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30 pm in the Interop Theater on the Expo Floor during Interop Las Vegas, happening March 31April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  For more information visit: http://www.bestofinterop.com.

27 Finalists Selected for Best of Interop Awards

The Best of Interop awards program celebrates unique solutions advancing business technology. Nearly 130 companies submitted products for consideration in nine essential categories. The Best of Interop Judging Committee, comprised of 16 award-winning IT editors and analysts, shortlisted submissions based on their significant technical impact and potential to move business technology forward.

"We want to congratulate all Best of Interop finalists for their forward-thinking approaches to improving business efficiency through tech," said Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "With so many competitive entries, our judges have much deliberation ahead of them, before naming category winners at the event. We're excited for attendees to be able to interact with these products and services at the expo."

The finalists selected for each category include:

Cloud
Enterprise Cloud Services Portal – iland
Spirent Velocity – Spirent Communications
vCloud® Hybrid Service™ – VMware

Data Center
Arista 7300X 10/40GbE Data Center Switch and EOS Programmability (SSU) – Arista Networks
Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch – Cisco
Stratus everRun Enterprise – Stratus Technologies

Management
NEC Unified Network Coordinator (UNC) – NEC Corporation
NetFlow Generation Application – Gigamon
Purview – Extreme Networks

Mobility
Cisco Mobility Services Engine - Enhanced Wi-Fi Location Accuracy and Analytics – Cisco Systems
Dell Enterprise Mobility Management – Dell Software
PresenTable SemiPresence – Presentia

Networking
Avaya Fabric Attach – Avaya
Cisco ISR 4451-X Converged Branch Infrastructure Solution – Cisco Systems
HP Network Optimizer SDN Application for Microsoft Lync – Hewlett Packard

Performance
APCON IntellaFlex Time Stamping & Packet Slicing Blade – APCON
Avalanche NEXT – Spirent Communications
TotalView 5 – PathSolutions

SDN
Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure – Cisco
Hydrogen – OpenDaylight Project
VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform – VMware

Security
Avaya idEngines® (aka Identity Engines) Single Sign On (SSO) – Avaya
Dell™ SonicWALL™ Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2600 – Dell Software
Spector 360 Recon – SpectorSoft

Storage
Coho DataStream 1000 – Coho Data
On Premise File Sharing Appliance – SmartFile
VMware Virtual SAN – VMware

In addition to the nine category winners, there will be special awards presented onsite, including:

  • Best of Interop Grand Award, the overall grand prize that will be given to a category winner judged to have the single most significant new product
  • Best Startup Company Award, which selects a vendor that became an independent company after January 1, 2013
  • Audience Choice Award, which will be determined by a live poll of attendees at the keynote address on the morning of Wednesday, April 2

About Interop®
Interop® is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world's IT community. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in India, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit www.interop.com.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.

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