Finalists Announced for 2013 Best of Interop

Interop Las Vegas & Network Computing Recognize Leading Technology Brands in Seven Award Categories

Apr 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Computing, a leading resource delivering in-depth content on key enterprise technologies for architecture decision-makers, and Interop, the industry's premier technology event series, today announced the 2013 Best of Interop finalists.  Best of Interop Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 pm at the Interop Theater on the Expo Floor during Interop Las Vegas, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information on Best of Interop visit:


"The Best of Interop awards program supports Interop's goal of fostering innovation and showcasing the latest products from leading technology solution providers," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager.  "We're pleased to acknowledge the accomplishments and innovations of the companies at the forefront of the industry, truly making unique contributions to our marketplace."

Best of Interop recognizes some of the world's most innovative technologies across seven major categories. Nearly 150 companies' submitted products for consideration and judges selected finalists based on the products they believe have the greatest potential to impact and advance business technology efficiencies.  The Best of Interop Judging Committee is comprised of 16 award-winning IT editors and analysts.

"The Best of Interop Awards acknowledge innovative products and services in business technology," said Andrew Conry-Murray, editor of Network Computing. "At Interop, attendees can see these products on the show floor and have the opportunity to interact first hand with the latest advancements. The selected finalists for 2013 have put forth the most compelling offerings and we congratulate each of the Best of Interop finalists."

The finalists selected for each category include:

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

In addition to the seven category winners, there will be special awards presented from Interop including: "Best of Interop" Award which is the overall grand prize and will be determined by the judges from the pool of category winners; "Best StartUp" which selects a vendor that has existed as an independent company for two years or less; and for the first time, an "Audience Choice Award" which will be determined by attendees of the keynote address on the morning of Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

About Interop®
Interop ® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events visit

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About UBM Tech
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