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Best of Interop Finalists Announced

Finalists for the Best of Interop award have been announced in seven categories, including cloud computing and virtualization, data center and storage, networking and security. The Best of Interop awards recognize innovative software and hardware products that have been released during the past year by Interop exhibitors. Interop attendees can see the Best of Interop finalist products on the show floor at the 2013 Interop conference in Las Vegas this May.

Our panel of 16 judges, which is comprised of editors, technology writers and analysts, sifted through almost 150 entries. We narrowed down entries to three finalists in each of the seven categories. The judges look for products that advance the state of the art and offer meaningful improvements to help IT pros get their jobs done.

We'll announce the category winners on May 7. One of those winners will also receive the grand prize "Best of Interop" award. We'll also pick the Best Startup. On May 8, we'll announce Interop's first-ever Audience Choice Award, which will be determined by keynote attendees.

Best of Interop Awards 2013

Here are the finalists:

Cloud Computing & Virtualization

Brocade Software Networking Solution – Brocade

ExtraHop for Amazon Web Services (AWS) – ExtraHop Networks

Next Generation ADC Technology – Riverbed Technology

Data Center & Storage

Dell Networking S5000 – Dell

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage – HP

ZD-XL SQL Accelerator – OCZ Technology

Management & Monitoring

AppQoS – iTrinegy

EH8000 – ExtraHop Networks

ScienceLogic EM7 v7.3 – ScienceLogic


Network as-a-Service (NaaS) – Aryaka Networks, Inc.

New 7000-series Data Center Switch – Arista Networks

nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch – NetScout Systems, Inc.

Performance Optimization & Testing

APN 3.0 Operating Software – Talari Networks

PathSolutions Network Performance Manager, Release 4.3 – PathSolutions

Unstructured Data Accelerator (UDA) Version 3.1 – Mellanox Technologies Inc.


Application Delivery Firewall – F5 Networks

HackRack – The Hacker Academy

Solera DeepSee Virtual Appliance – Solera Networks

Wireless, Mobility & BYOD Support

Adaptive Radio Modules for the 3600 Access Point – Cisco

Solstice – Mersive

The Citrix Mobile Solutions Bundle – Citrix