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2013 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 that have been released over 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 7th. One of those winners will also receive the grand prize "Best of Interop" award. We'll also pick the Best Startup. On May 8th, we'll announce Interop's first-ever Audience Choice Award, which will be determined by keynote attendees.

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

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