JumpCloud Takes Grand Prize at 2015 Best of Interop Awards

The organizers of Interop's annual IT trade fair announced the winners of the 2015 Best of Interop Awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday. There was one winner chosen from three finalists in each of 10 categories

The 2015 Best of Interop winners were:

Grand Prize & Applications: JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service

JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service lets organizations stop managing directory services locally, and enables them to move to a cloud-based alternative. It can act as an extension or a replacement for existing AD or LDAP directories, and allows users to extend access to SaaS applications.

Cloud/Virtualization: FixStream

FixStream is an operational analytics and visualization platform that maps physical and virtual devices together, then benchmarks performance for each system. It also can capture any additions or changes in the data center and build them into the map it creates.

Data Center: Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director

Cisco ITD, a clustering and load-balancing engine, addresses the performance gap between a multi-terabit switch and gigabit servers and appliances. It uses a Nexus 5K, 6K, 7K, or 9K switching platform and turns it into a wirespeed layer 4 switch, requiring no more than a software upgrade and licensing fee per switch.

Mobility: Cisco Hyperlocation Module

Hyperlocation Module provides RF, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth low energy technologies for mobile connections. It allows network owners to determine the locations of connected devices to within one meter, an improvement over the five- to seven-meter accuracy acquired by comparing data from multiple access points.

Networking: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Intelligent Fabric

Intelligent Fabric simplifies network operations by providing for simpler network designs, easier interoperability and plug-in deployment. It also auto configures when attached to non-ALE switches by discovering the Ethernet; it then routes protocols in use and configuring itself.

Performance/Management/Monitoring: VMware vRealize Operations 6.0

This new version of vRealize Operations provides greater scalability and unified management across vSphere and other domains. It extends its monitoring...

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