InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Las Vegas 2010 Announce Best of Interop Finalists

Companies' Latest Advancements in Technology Recognized in Nine Award Categories

Apr 12, 2010

InformationWeek Analytics, the leading service for peer-based IT research and analysis, and Interop, the leading global business technology event series, today announced the finalists for Best of Interop Las Vegas 2010. Best of Interop Award winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 28 during Interop Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information on Best of Interop visit:

Best of Interop recognizes some of the world's most innovative technologies across nine major categories. The panel of judges chosen to determine the Best of Interop finalists was made up of award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics. The judges selected the products they believe have the greatest potential to impact and advance business technology efficiencies, helping move the industry forward.

"The Best of Interop awards support Interop's goal of fostering innovation and helping shape the future of the business technology market," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "Each Best of Interop category finalist has truly demonstrated technological advancement in the marketplace and deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the industry."

"The Best of Interop Awards highlight important technologies that are driving innovation and new levels of achievement in the industry," said Art Wittmann, Managing Director, InformationWeek Analytics. "We applaud all participating companies for their advancements within the business technology market and look forward to announcing the Best of Interop winners' onsite at Interop Las Vegas."

More than 100 companies' submitted products for consideration and the finalists selected for each category include:

  Cloud Computing
  IBM - Smart Business Development & Test on the IBM Cloud
  ManageEngine - ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand
  Morphlabs, Inc. - mClouds

  Alcatel-Lucent - OmniTouch 8082 My IC Phone
  Vidyo, Inc. - VidyoDesktop™ Executive Videoconferencing
  Zoho Corporation - Zoho Projects

  Data Center and Storage
  Cisco Systems - Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
  Ixia - Native Fibre Channel Test Solution
  Mellanox Technologies - BridgeX 5020

  3Com Corporation - H3C® S9500E Series
  Arista Networks - Upcoming addition to the Arista 7000 Family
  Elliptical Mobile Solution -Relocatable Adaptive Suspension Equipment

  Network Management, Monitoring and Testing
  Apposite Technologies, Inc. - Netropy Network Emulation
  ExtraHop Networks - Network Timeout
  Gigamon - GigaSMART

  Performance Optimization
  Blue Coat Systems - Blue Coat ProxySG Virtual Appliance
  Cisco Systems - Cisco WAAS for Public Clouds
  Spirent Communications - Spirent Avalanche Virtual

  Astaro Corporation - Astaro RED
  Cisco Systems - Cisco ASA 5500 Series Version 8.3
  TippingPoint, a division of 3Com -TippingPoint Virtual Controller

  Citrix Systems - XenDesktop 4 Feature Pack 1
  Extreme Networks - Direct Attach (NW Virtualization Architecture)
  ManageEngine - ManageEngine Applications Manager

  Wireless and Mobility
  AirWatch - AirWatch 5.10
  AppRiver - AppRiver's Secure Hosted Exchange
  Cisco Systems - Upcoming addition to the Aironet Series of Access Points

In addition to the nine category winners, there will be three special awards: "Best of Interop" Award which is the overall grand prize winner 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 the Green Award, which recognizes eco-friendly products. Best of Interop is hosted by InformationWeek Analytics. For more information on Best of Interop categories and awards, visit

About InformationWeek Analytics

InformationWeek Analytics is the leading resource for peer-driven research, providing business technology professionals with the real-world analysis and perspective they need to run better, smarter IT organizations. InformationWeek Analytics content is written and produced by an analyst team comprised of practicing senior IT professionals and InformationWeek's world-class editors. Featuring a combination of quantitative research and qualitative real world analysis, coupled with technology-adoption best practices, the InformationWeek Analytics site boasts more than 900 reports and briefs written specifically for and by IT professionals. InformationWeek Analytics is part of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network. For more information, visit

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