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IT Brand Pulse 2015 Software-Defined Infrastructure
Innovation Leader Awards (Voted by IT Pros) - Presented at SDI Summit


IT Brand Pulse will be honoring the 2015 Innovation Leaders for Software-Defined Infrastructure, as voted on by IT professionals in the recent annual survey. Nine product categories are represented, as well as two special achievement awards for Contributions to Innovation over the last five years. Top vendors will be on hand to accept award plaques and receive public recognition. The awards ceremony is open to the public and will take place :

Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Rooms 209-210 (after VMware and before Red Hat Keynotes)



About The IT Brand Pulse Leader Awards


The IT Brand Pulse awards are the symbols for brand leadership; covering hundreds of IT categories each year – from servers, storage and networking to cloud, software and other broad IT market segments. The surveys measure the perceptions of IT professionals in large enterprise, medium enterprise and HPC environments. Winners are voted by IT pros in surveys that are independent, non-sponsored research. The surveys are designed to capture the pulse of brand leadership in different product categories. Within each product category, respondents choose the overall market leader, as well as the leader in price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation.

“The IT Brand Pulse awards reflect the judgment of major customers and key IT personnel at important data centers. They are the only awards based on the experience of those who actually buy and use the products,” said Lance Leventhal, Program Chairperson, SDI Summit. “Regular surveys assure that the responses are recent and up-to-date. Receiving an IT Brand Pulse award shows that a company is doing the job where it really counts – in the field!”

Respondents to Recent Surveys (partial list)

  • 20th Century Fox - IT Manager/Director
  • Apple Inc. - Data Center Manager
  • AT&T - Server Administrator/Architect
  • Bank of America - Data Center Manager
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • Boeing - Data Center Manager;
  • Citigroup - Network Administrator/Architect
  • City of Los Angeles - IT Manager/Director
  • Delta Airlines - Server Administrator/Architect
  • ExxonMobil - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Fermilab - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Ford Motor Company – Storage Administrator/Architect
  • GE - IT Manager/Director
  • JP Morgan - IT Manager/Director
  • Lowe's - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • NASA - IT Manager/Director
  • PepsiCo – Storage Administrator/Architect
  • Stanford University - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Staples - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Target - IT Manager/Director
  • Transamerica - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • Universal Parks and Resort - IT Manager/Director…among many others…

2015 Software-Defined Infrastructure Innovation Leader Product Categories

Multi-Tenant Storage Arrays, On-Premise Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service, Scale out Object Storage Appliance, Scale out Object Storage Software, Servers for Software Defined Storage, Virtual Application Delivery Controller Appliance, Virtual Firewall Appliance, Virtual Router / Network Access Appliance, and Virtual WAN Optimization Appliance

IT Pros were also asked to vote for who contributed most to innovation over the last five years in two SDI categories: NFV Apps and Software -Defined Storage Apps.

About IT Brand Pulse

IT Brand Pulse is a trusted source of research, data and analysis about private, public and hybrid cloud IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, networking and operating platforms. It is headed by CEO/Senior Analyst Frank Berry, former VP Marketing at QLogic and Quantum, and a 30-year veteran of the technology industry. Learn more at www.itbrandpulse.com

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