Nearly two dozen products have been selected as Best of Interop finalists, with winners set to be announced on May 7 during the annual Interop Las Vegas conference.
The awards are judged by a panel of IT editors and analysts, who pored through submissions from about 150 companies.
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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
An overall grand prize will also be given, as will a Best StartUp award and an Audience Choice Award.
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