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Innovation Leader Awards

2016 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leader Awards (Voted by IT Pros)

Presented by IT Brand Pulse at FMS


IT Brand Pulse will be honoring 2016 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leaders, as voted on by IT professionals in the recent annual survey. Thirteen product categories will be represented, as well as a special achievement award for Contributions to Innovation over the last five years, and the 2016 Most Innovative New Flash Product. Top vendors will be on hand to accept award plaques and receive public recognition. The awards ceremony is open to the public and will take place:

Wednesday, August 10 at 2:30pm
Mission City Ballroom (after Microsemi & before Seagate keynote)

  • Special Achievement Award - Contributions to Innovation in NVMe Technology (2012 - 2016)
  • 2016 Most Innovative New NVM Product
  • 2016 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leaders (13 product categories)

About The IT Brand Pulse Leader Awards

Woz/Caswell winners

At the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, Steve Wozniak and Lee Caswell attended the red carpet ceremony to accept two Innovation Leader awards—voted by the IT Pro community—on behalf of Fusion-io, now a SanDisk company. Click here to see past Innovation Leader winners.

“The IT Brand Pulse awards reflect the judgment of major customers and key IT personnel at important data centers. They are the only awards based on the experience of those who actually buy and use the products,” said Lance Leventhal, Program Chairperson, FMS. “Regular surveys assure that the responses are recent and up-to-date. Receiving an IT Brand Pulse award shows that a company is doing the job where it really counts – in the field!”

The IT Brand Pulse awards are the symbols for brand leadership; covering hundreds of IT categories each year – from servers, storage and networking to cloud, software and other broad IT market segments.

Measuring the perceptions of IT professionals from large enterprise, medium enterprise and HPC environments, winners are voted in surveys that are independent, non-sponsored research.

The surveys are designed to capture the pulse of brand leadership in different product categories. For each survey, IT Pros are asked to vote for Market, Innovation, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, and Price leaders from a randomized field of provided vendors (or the opportunity to write in an answer choice). For this survey, respondents also chose winners in two additional categories: Contributions to Innovation (over the past five years), and Most Innovative New Flash Product.

Respondents to Recent Surveys (partial list)

  • Aetna - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • American Airlines - IT Manager/Director
  • AT&T- Storage Administrator/Architect
  • Bank of America - Executive/Management
  • Blizzard Entertainment - IT Manager/Director
  • Boeing - Server Administrator/Architect
  • Boston Scientific - IT Manager/Director
  • Bridgestone Corporation - Server Administrator/Architect
  • Chevron - Server Administrator/Architect
  • Cox Communications - Data Center Manager
  • Delta Airlines - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Exxon Mobil - Network Administrator/Architect
  • FedEx - IT Manager/Director
  • General Motors - Network Administrator/Architect
  • JP Morgan - Executive/Management
  • Lockheed Martin - IT Manager/Director
  • MasterCard - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • MIT - Data Center Manager
  • NASA - IT Manager/Director
  • Optum (United Health) - IT Manager/Director
  • Sony - IT Manager/Director
  • Staples - IT Manager/Director
  • US Department of Defense - Executive/Management
  • Walmart - Executive/Management…among many others…

2016 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leader Product Categories

All Flash Converged System, All Flash FC Array, All Flash Hyperconverged System, All Flash iSCSI Array, All Flash NAS Array, All Flash Unified SAN/NAS Array, Flash Cache Software, Hybrid HDD/SSD Array, NVDIMM, NVMe SSD Modules, All Flash NVMe Fabric Attached Array, NVMe Network Adapters and All Flash NVMe PCIe Cards.

About IT Brand Pulse

IT Brand Pulse is a trusted source of research, data and analysis about private, public and hybrid cloud IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, networking and operating platforms. It is headed by CEO/Senior Analyst Frank Berry, former VP Marketing at QLogic and Quantum, and a 35-year veteran of the technology industry. Learn more at www.itbrandpulse.com

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