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Best of Interop 2013 Winners Announced

The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in eight tech categories, including networking, cloud, security, mobility and more. Winners include Arista, ExtraHop, Talari Networks and Citrix.

Interop and Network Computing are pleased to present the 2013 Best of Interop awards. For the past several weeks our expert judges have been pouring through 149 product submissions in eight categories. Interop Las Vegas 2013 is taking place this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will conclude on Thursday, May 9. For more information, visit:

"I had the opportunity to read through all of the submission, and I can tell you there were a surprising percentage of nominees who showed the kind of forward-thinking approach and innovation we love to recognize in the Best of Interop program. Our judges worked long and hard to give our nominees fair consideration; one judge even viewed a finalist conference presentation while 35,000 feet in the air. But only a small number of products take the prize. After many hours of deliberation it’s my honor to present to you our Best of Interop Winners for 2013." said Steven Hill, lead judge for Best of Interop 2013.

The 2013 Best of Interop Awards Winners in each category are:

  • Best of Interop Grand Award and Networking: Arista - 7500E Data Center Switch
  • Cloud Computing & Virtualization: ExtraHop Networks - ExtraHop for Amazon Web Services
  • Data Center & Storage: OCZ Technology - ZD-XL SQL Accelerator
  • Management & Monitoring: ScienceLogic - ScienceLogic EM7 v7.3
  • Performance Optimization & Testing: Talari Networks - Adaptive Private Network (APN) 3.0
  • Security: The Hacker Academy - The HackRack
  • Wireless, Mobility & BYOD Support: Citrix - Mobile Solutions Bundle
  • Best Startup: VDO360

Best of Interop recognizes some of the world’s most innovative technologies across eight 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 panel of judges chosen to select the Best of Interop finalists was made up of award-winning editors and analysts.

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