2012 Brand Leader Survey Results

In each of these surveys, IT Pros voted for Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, and Innovation leaders from a randomized field of provided vendors (and the opportunity to write in an answer choice).

Server and Other Brand Leaders – December, 2012

Voted by IT Pros

Storage Virtualization EMCDellEMCEMCEMCVMware
FCoE SwitchesCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Server Virtualization VMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
Converged SystemsVCEHPVCEVCEVCEVCE
MicroserversDellDellDellHPHPHP
Blade ServersHPDellHPHPHPHP
Midrange ServersHPDellDellHPHPHP
Desktop VirtualizationVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
Converged Network AdaptersEmulexQLogicEmulexEmulexEmulexEmulex
Ethernet Adapters for HPCsMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanox
Blade Server NetworkingHPHPCiscoHPHPHP

 


SSD Brand Leaders – August, 2012

Voted by IT Pros

All Flash SAN SSDsTexas Memory SystemsNext IO & Texas Memory Systems
(tie)
Texas Memory SystemsTexas Memory SystemsTexas Memory SystemsPure Storage & Texas Memory Systems &
Violin Memory
(3-way tie)
All Flash NAS SSDsNimbusNimbusNimbusNimbusNimbusNimbus
All DRAM SAN SSDsTexas Memory SystemsTexas Memory SystemsTexas Memory SystemsTexas Memory SystemsTexas Memory SystemsTexas Memory Systems
All Flash Unified SSDsNimbusNimbusNimbusNimbusNimbusNimbus
PCIe Adapter SSDsFusion-ioIntelFusion-ioIntelIntelFusion-io
SAS/SATA SSDsIntelIntelIntelIntelIntelIntel
Cache SSDsEMCEMCEMCEMCEMCFusion-io
(IO Turbine)
NAS Cache AppliancesCache IQCache IQViolin MemoryCache IQCache IQViolin Memory
SSD Controller ChipsLSI (Sandforce)LSI (Sandforce)IntelIntelIntelLSI (Sandforce)
Hybrid HDD/SSD SystemsEMCDellEMCEMCIBMIBM

 


Storage Brand Leaders – May, 2012

Voted by IT Pros

Cloud Storage (IaaS)Amazon Web ServicesAmazon Web ServicesAmazon Web ServicesAmazon Web ServicesAmazon Web ServicesAmazon Web Services
Mid-Range Tape DrivesQuantumQuantumQuantumHP & Quantum (tie)HPQuantum
Enterprise HDDsWestern Digital/ HGSTWestern Digital/ HGSTWestern Digital/ HGSTWestern Digital/ HGSTWestern Digital/ HGSTWestern Digital/ HGST
Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL)EMC/ Data DomainNetAppEMC/ Data DomainEMC/ Data DomainEMC/ Data DomainEMC/ Data Domain
Enterprise ServersHP DellIBMHPHPHP
FCoE StorageEMCDell/ Compellent/ EqualLogicEMCEMCEMCEMC
Database Management Systems (DBMS)OracleWestern DigitalMicrosoftOracleOracleOracle

 


Virtual Machines and Other Brand Leaders – April, 2012

Voted by IT Pros

Processors for VMsIntelAMDIntelIntelIntelIntel
Servers for VMsHPDellHPHPHPHP
Firewalls for VMsCiscoSonicWALLCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
ADCs for VMsCitrixCitrixCitrixCitrix – Cisco
(tie)
CitrixCitrix
WAN Optimization for VMs CiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Network Adapters for VMsIntelBroadcomIntelIntelIntelIntel
Network Switches for VMsCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Disk Arrays for VMsEMCDellEMCEMCHPEMC
SSDs for VMsIntelOCZ TechnologiesFusion-ioIntelIntelFusion-io
Backup Software for VMsSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup Exec

 


Storage and Other Brand Leaders – March, 2012

Voted by IT Pros

Fibre Channel HBAQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogicBrocadeBrocade
Fibre Channel SwitchesBrocadeBrocadeBrocade – Cisco
(tie)
CiscoCiscoBrocade – Cisco
(tie)
Tape LibraryQuantumQuantumQuantum – IBM
(tie)
IBMIBMQuantum
LaptopsDellDellDellAppleDellApple
Backup SoftwareSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup ExecSymantec/ NetBackup & Backup Exec
Unified StorageEMCDellEMCEMCEMCEMC
Cloud BackupAmazon S3CarboniteAmazon S3Amazon S3Amazon S3Amazon S3
HPC ServersHPDellHPIBMHPHP
IO VirtualizationNextIONextIONextIONextIONextIONextIO
HPC StorageEMC IsilonDellEMC IsilonEMC IsilonEMC Isilon – NetApp (tie)EMC Isilon

 


Other Brand Leaders – February, 2012

Voted by IT Pros

WAN Optimization CiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Server Processors IntelAMDIntelIntelIntelIntel
Fibre Channel StorageEMCDellEMCEMCEMCEMC
NASNetAppDellNetAppNetAppNetAppNetApp
Corporate EmailMicrosoft ExchangeGoogleMicrosoft ExchangeMicrosoft ExchangeMicrosoft ExchangeGoogle
Tablet Computers AppleAmazon
Kindle Fire
AppleAppleAppleApple
FirewallsCiscoSonicWallCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
ADCsF5F5F5CiscoCiscoF5
DeduplicationEMCDellEMCEMCEMCEMC
Free Cloud Storage DropboxGoogle DocsGoogle DocsGoogle DocsAmazon CloudDriveGoogle Docs

 


Other Brand Leaders – January, 2012

Voted by IT Pros

LOMBroadcomBroadcomBroadcomBroadcomIntelBroadcom
Network VirtualizationCiscoVMwareCiscoCiscoCiscoVMware
Operating SystemMicrosoft WindowsMicrosoft WindowsMicrosoft WindowsMicrosoft WindowsMicrosoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
Ethernet NICIntelBroadcomIntelIntelIntelIntel
Ethernet SwitchesCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
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