We want to recognize exhibitors who have made significant technological advancements in some of the most important facets of the IT industry. 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. 

This year we've added an Emerging Vendor category. This award recognizes what we believe is the top product among new companies (launched within the last five years).    

Join us at the Interop ITX Theater at 12:20 p.m. on May 3rd to see who wins. 



  • Linux Academy Cloud Assessments
  • ThousandEyes Device Layer
  • VMware Cloud on AWS

Data & Analytics

  • Dataiku
  • Veriato Recon
  • VMware vRealize Operations 6.7


  • Datadog Log Management
  • VMware NSX-T 2.1
  • Wavefront by VMWare


  • Accedian SkyLIGHT™ PVX
  • KernelCare
  • NS1 Pulsar 2.0


  • Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform
  • ExtraHop Reveal(x)

Emerging Vendor

  • 128 Technology
  • Dataiku
  • Linux Academy