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2017 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leader Awards (Voted by IT Pros)

Presented by IT Brand Pulse at FMS


IT Brand Pulse will be honoring 2017 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leaders, as voted on by IT professionals in the recent annual independent, non-sponsored brand leader survey. Twelve product categories will be represented, as well as two special achievement honors for Contributions to Innovation. 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 9 at 2:00pm
Mission City Ballroom (after HPE & before NVIDIA keynotes)

  • 2017 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leaders (12 product categories)
  • Contributions to Innovation: End User Adoption of NVMe Technology, 2013-2017
  • Contributions to Innovation: Driving the Next Wave of Flash Storage Technology Growth, 2017

About The IT Brand Pulse Leader Awards

2016 winners

2016 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leaders, voted by the IT pro community (L to R): Samsung, Mellanox, Micron, HPE, SanDisk, Intel, NetApp, NetApp, Samsung, Dell Storage, and HPE—voted by the IT Pro community. 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 Contributions to Innovation special achievement categories.

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
  • Boeing - Server Administrator/Architect
  • Bridgestone Corporation - Server Administrator/Architect
  • Capital Group Companies - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Chanel - Network Administrator/Architect
  • City of Los Angeles - IT Manager/Director
  • Coca-Cola - Data Center Manager
  • Ernst & Young - IT Manager/Director
  • Exxon Mobil - Network Administrator/Architect
  • FedEx - IT Manager/Director
  • General Motors - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Marriott - IT Manager/Director
  • MasterCard - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • Morgan Stanley - Network Administrator/Architect
  • NASA Ames Research Center - Data Center Manager
  • Sony - Data Center Manager
  • Staples - IT Manager/Director
  • UCLA - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Universal Parks and Resorts - IT Manager/Director
  • United Health Group - IT Manager/Director
  • US Navy – Data Center Manager
  • Walmart - Executive/Management…among many others…

2017 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leader Product Categories

All Flash FC Array, All Flash iSCSI Array, All Flash NAS Array, All Flash NVMe-oF Storage, All Flash Unified SAN/NAS Array, Flash Cache Software, Hybrid HDD/SSD Array, NAND Flash Chips, NVDIMM, NVMe-oF Network Adapters, PCIe Card SSD, and SSD

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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