Best of Interop ITX Awards

We want to recognize exhibitors who have made significant technological advancements in some of the most important facets of the IT industry - infrastructure, data & analytics, cloud, security and DevOps. The winners in each category will represent the products that our independent team of judges consider the most innovative and valuable for addressing real-world customer concerns. Submit to the Best of Interop ITX Awards here.

This year, we are offering two awards in each category - one for a product by an industry veteran, and one for a product by an up-and-coming, emerging vendor. We want to recognize both the companies that have long contributed to the growth of the IT industry as well as newer companies that show great promise moving forward.

If you think your product has what it takes, please submit to the Interop ITX awards! Submissions will open on January 9th. Winners will be announced at the Interop ITX awards ceremony on-site.

Please note: To be eligible, the product must have been announced no earlier than May 6, 2016. The product must publicly available no later than May 15, 2017 and be available at the Business Hall at Interop ITX. You must be an Interop exhibitor to qualify for these awards.

Dates to remember:
Submissions open - Jan 9, 2017 
Submissions close - March 31, 2017
Finalists announced - April 17, 2017
Winners announced - May 17, 2017 (on-site at the Interop ITX Business Hall)

Applications - CollabNet TeamForget

Best Startup - AppFormix

Cloud/Virtualization - AppFormix

Data Center - Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager

Mobility/Wireless - Cisco Flexible Radio Assignment

Networking - Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization

Performance/Management/Monitoring - Pluribus VCF Insight Analytics (VCF-IA)

SDN - VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2

Security - Cisco NGFW

Storage - Ambedded

Applications - JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service

Cloud/Virtualization - FixStream Operational Analytics and Visualization Platform

Data Center - Cisco ITD (Intelligent Traffic Director)

Mobility - Cisco Hyperlocation Module

Networking - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Intelligent Fabric

Performance/Management/Monitoring - VMware vRealize Operations 6

SDN - Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

Security - Dell SonicWall Secure Remote Access

Storage - NEC Hydrastor HS8-4000

Best Startup - VeloCloud Cloud Networking Services

Grand Award - JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service

SDN - OpenDaylight Project Hydrogen

Storage -VMware Virtual SAN

Cloud - VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™

Data Center - Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch

Management - NEC Unified Network Coordinator (UNC)

Mobility - Dell Enterprise Mobility Management

Networking - Cisco ISR 4451-X Converged Branch Infrastructure Solution

Performance - Spirent Communications Avalanche NEXT

Security - SpectorSoft Spector 360 Recon

Best Startup - Basic6

Audience Choice - VMware Virtual SAN

Grand Award - OpenDaylight Project Hydrogen