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)
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!”
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.
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