2018 Best of Interop

We recognize exhibitors who have made significant technological advancements in some of the most important facets of the IT industry. The winners in each category represents the products that our independent team of judges consider the most innovative and valuable for addressing real-world customer concerns. 

In 2018, we added an Emerging Vendor category. This award recognizes what we believe is the top product among new companies (launched within the last five years). 

All Interop 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors are eligible to enter this best in show award program. See below for the list of the finalists and winners. Congratulations to all who won! 

2018 Winners and Finalists


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

Data & Analytics

  • Dataiku
  • Veriato Recon - WINNER
  • VMware vRealize Operations 6.7


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


  • Accedian SkyLIGHT™ PVX
  • KernelCare
  • NS1 Pulsar 2.0 - WINNER


  • Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform - SECURITY AND BEST IN SHOW WINNER
  • ExtraHop Reveal(x)

Emerging Vendor

  • 128 Technology
  • Dataiku 
  • Linux Academy - WINNER