2018 Flash Storage Innovation Leader Awards (Voted by IT Pros)

Presented by IT Brand Pulse at FMS


IT Brand Pulse will be honoring 2018 Flash Storage Innovation Leaders, as voted on by IT professionals in the recent annual independent, non-sponsored brand leader survey. Fifteen product categories will be represented, as well as one special achievement honor 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 8 at 2:00 pm
Mission City Ballroom (after Marvell & before ScaleFlux keynotes)

About The IT Brand Pulse Leader Awards

2017 winners

2017 Flash Storage Innovation Leaders, voted by the IT pro community (L to R): Pure Storage, NetApp, Samsung, Western Digital, Mellanox, Micron, and Samsung—voted by the IT Pro community. Click to hear what these Innovation Leaders have to say about the achievements.

“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 a winner in one additional Contributions to Innovation special achievement category.

Respondents to Recent Surveys (partial list)

2018 Flash Storage/NVMe Innovation Leader Product Categories

All Flash FC Array | All Flash Unified SAN/NAS Array | NVDIMM
All Flash Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) | Computational Storage | NVMeoF Network Adapters
All Flash iSCSI Array | Flash Cache Software | PCIe NVMe Card - SSD
All Flash NAS Array | Hybrid HDD/SSD Array | SSD
All Flash NVMe oF Storage | NAND Flash Chips | SSD
Contributions to Innovation: Ultra-Low Latency Storage for Edge Computing (2014-2018)

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

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