Best of Interop 2014 Finalists Announced

Organizers of Interop Las Vegas have announced their finalists for the 2014 Best of Interop awards competition. The list includes a variety of business-technology products and services with a focus on computer networking, interoperability, mobility, cloud computing, and security.

Technology companies that exhibit at Interop's IT Conference & Expo are allowed to self-nominate their products and services. Judges ultimately chose 27 finalists from some 130 submissions, across 9 different categories.

This year's categories include cloud computing, data center solutions, mobility solutions, network management, networking infrastructure, network performance, software defined networking or SDN, security solutions, and storage solutions.

Casting the Vote

Interop uses a team of industry analysts and technology news editors, including head judge Steven Hill, to review all submissions and choose finalists. Their job then turns to finding the 'wow' factor that helps distinguish the winner for each category, plus a best-of-show winner.

Attendees at Interop Las Vegas will also get a chance to vote via smartphone for an audience favorite during a conference keynote address on April 2.

Other winners will be announced the day before, on Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30 pm, in the Interop Theater on the Expo Floor at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. In addition to the category winners and the Grand Award, Interop will also give an award for Best Startup.

The Best of Interop Las Vegas Finalists Include:

Cloud Computing

Enterprise Cloud Services Portal from iland
Spirent Velocity from Spirent Communications
vCloud Hybrid Service from VMware

Data Center Solutions

Arista 7300X 10/40GbE Data Center Switch and EOS Programmability (SSU) from Arista Networks
Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch from Cisco
Stratus everRun Enterprise from Stratus Technologies

Network Management

NEC Unified Network Coordinator (UNC) from NEC Corporation
NetFlow Generation App from Gigamon
Purview from Extreme Networks

Mobility Solutions

Cisco Mobility Services Engine - Enhanced Wi-Fi Location Accuracy and Analytics from Cisco Systems
Dell Enterprise Mobility Management...

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