SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports, the leading resource for peer-based IT research and analysis, and Interop, the leading global business technology event series, today announced the PF6800 ProgrammableFlow Controller from NEC Corporation of America as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Best of Interop Awards. Also selected were Best of Interop winners in eight categories, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, Cloudpath Networks, Gnodal, McAfee, NEC and Panzura. Interop Las Vegas 2012 is taking place this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will conclude on Thursday, May 10. For more information, visit: www.bestofinterop.com.
"We are pleased that Interop is a platform for highlighting advancements in business technology, from companies like NEC and all Best of Interop award winners," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "The Best of Interop Awards is one of the highlights of Interop Las Vegas- showcasing the companies that are playing a vital role in helping shape our future. We want to congratulate all participating companies for their continued innovation and participation in Best of Interop."
"The Best of Interop Awards presents leading edge technologies of the outstanding IT vendors in the industry," said Art Wittmann, Vice President and Director, InformationWeek Reports. "NEC and each of the category winners represent a true commitment to innovation in business technology and deserve recognition for helping build and strengthen today's IT marketplace."
The 2012 Best of Interop Awards winners in each category are:
- Cloud Computing & Virtualization: Citrix Systems - Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
- Collaboration: Alcatel-Lucent - Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch Conversation
- Data Center & Storage: Panzura - Panzura Quicksilver Global Cloud Storage System v3.0
- Management, Monitoring & Testing: NEC Corporation of America - NEC ProgrammableFlow Controller, PF6800
- Networking: Gnodal - New GS-Series Switch
- Performance Optimization: Cisco - AppNav Virtualization Technology
- Security: McAfee - McAfee Network Security XC Cluster
- Wireless & Mobility: Cloudpath Networks - XpressConnect Enrollment System
In addition to these eight category winners, special recognition was also awarded to V3 Systems for Best Startup.
Best of Interop recognizes some of the world's most innovative technologies across eight major categories. More than 130 companies submitted products for consideration and judges selected winners 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 and award winners was made up of 16 award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Reports.
Best of Interop is hosted by InformationWeek Reports. For more information on Best of Interop categories and awards, visit www.bestofinterop.com.
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