InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Announce 'Best of Interop' 2010 Award Winners in Nine Key Technology Categories

Arista Networks is Named 2010 Best of Interop Grand Prize Winner

Apr 28, 2010

InformationWeek Analytics, the leading service for peer-based IT research and analysis, and Interop, the leading global business technology event series, today named Arista Networks as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 Best of Interop Awards following the keynote presentations at Interop Las Vegas 2010. Also selected were Best of Interop winners in nine categories, including IBM, Vidyo Inc., Mellanox Technologies, Arista Networks, ExtraHop Networks, Spirent Communications, TippingPoint, Citrix Systems and Cisco Systems. Interop Las Vegas 2010 is taking place this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will conclude on Thursday, April 29. For more information, visit:

The Best of Interop Awards recognize some of the world's most innovative technologies across nine major categories. The winners for the 2010 Best of Interop are selected by award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics. Best of Interop winners prove to be the key players moving the industry forward and helping evolve the business technology market.

"The Best of Interop Awards highlight the outstanding IT vendors of the industry and this year's Best of Interop is particularly exciting because of the strong competition we saw in each category," said Art Wittmann, Managing Director of InformationWeek Analytics. "Arista Networks and each of the category winners represent market innovation and deserve recognition for helping build the energy and growth of today's IT industry."

"One of the highlights of Interop Las Vegas is the Best of Interop Awards. The program recognizes the innovations of companies helping re-energize the IT market," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "We congratulate Arista Networks and are pleased to have Interop be the platform for bringing together the latest advancements in business technology."

  The 2010 Best of Interop Awards winners in each category are:

  --  Cloud Computing:  IBM - Smart Business Development & Test on the IBM
  --  Collaboration:  Vidyo Inc. - VidyoDesktop Executive
  --  Data Center and Storage:  Mellanox Technologies - BridgeX 5020
  --  Infrastructure:  Arista Networks - Arista 7500
  --  Network Management, Monitoring and Testing:  ExtraHop Networks -
      Network Timeout
  --  Performance Optimization:  Spirent Communications - Spirent Avalanche
  --  Security:  TippingPoint - TippingPoint Virtual Controller
  --  Virtualization:  Citrix Systems - XenDesktop 4 Feature Pack 1
  --  Wireless and Mobility:  Cisco Systems - Aironet 3500 Series Access
      Point with CleanAir Technology

In addition to these nine category winners, two special awards were also awarded:

  --  Best Startup:  ExtraHop Networks
  --  Green Award:  Cyber Switching, Inc. - ePower

Best of Interop is hosted by InformationWeek Analytics. For more information on Best of Interop categories and awards, visit

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