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IT Brand Pulse 2013 SSD Innovation Leader Awards Presented at FMS

IT Brand Pulse will be presenting the 2013 Innovation awards for SSD product categories, as voted on by IT professionals this year.  There are 11 categories represented and many top vendors, like you, will be on hand to accept award plaques and receive public recognition. The awards ceremony will take place on stage in the IT Pro Theatre/IT Brand Pulse (#108) on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1 p.m.

IT Pros recently voted Cisco as Innovation Leader in six network-related categories. Hear what David Yen, Sr VP / GM, Cisco Data Center Business Group, says about the awards received at the Ethernet Technology Summit. At FMS, Innovation Leaders will receive awards for 11 different SSD product categories.

IT Brand Pulse 2013 SSD Innovation Leader Awards

Read the press release: IT Brand Pulse Announces 2013 SSD Leaders (PDF)

About The IT Brand Pulse Leader Awards

The IT Brand Pulse leader awards—covering a wide range of products including networking, servers, and storage —measure the perceptions of IT professionals in large enterprise, medium enterprise and HPC environments. For different product categories, the surveys regularly ask respondents to choose overall market leaders, as well as leaders for price, performance, reliability, service & support, and innovation.

“IT Brand Pulse Awards are special – the major customers vote on them,” said Lance Leventhal, Program Chairperson, Flash Memory Summit. “For recipients, they indicate top ratings from those who are currently using the products every day. For those looking for guidance on purchases, they reflect the judgments of people like themselves. An IT Brand Pulse award tells the world that a company is doing the job with the only audience that really counts – the end users”

The IT pros who voted for this year’s Innovation leaders in Flash Storage include people like this--A senior manager responsible for data center infrastructure at a global retailer. Click on the video and hear how he makes his case for SSD.

Respondents to Recent Surveys

  • Server Administrator/Architect - American Airlines
  • Server Administrator/Architect - Cornell University
  • Storage Administrator/Architect - Transamerica
  • Data Center Manager - NASA (JPL)
  • Data Center Manager - Scripps Health
  • Network Administrator/Architect - JP Morgan
  • Server Administrator/Architect - State of Minnesota
  • Director of IT - Boeing
  • Corporate VP - New York Life
  • Data Center Manager - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Storage Administrator/Architect - Sony Online Entertainment
  • IT Manager/Director - Deloitte
  • Network Architect - Anheuser-Busch
  • Storage Administrator/Architect - Chevron
  • Chief Technology Officer - Colliers International

2013 SSD Innovation Leader Product Categories

All Flash SAN SSD Systems, All DRAM SAN SSD Systems, All Flash NAS SSD Systems, All Flash Unified SSD Systems, SAS/SATA SSD Modules, PCIe SSD DAS Adapters, PCIe SSD SAN Adapters, Cache SSD (SW and HW), SSD NAS Cache Appliances, Hybrid SSD/HDD Systems, SSD Controller Chip

About IT Brand Pulse

IT Brand Pulse is a trusted source of data and analysis about IT infrastructure, including servers, storage and networking. It is headed by Analyst Frank Berry, former VP Marketing at QLogic and Quantum, and a 30-year veteran of the technology industry.

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