2014 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).

Open Compute Project, Scale Out & Convergence – October, 2014

Voted by IT Pros

OCP ServerQuantaQuantaQuantaQuantaQuantaQuanta
OCP Server ProcessorIntelAMDIntelIntelIntelIntel
OCP StorageQuantaQuantaQuantaQuantaQuantaQuanta
Scale-out Object Storage SoftwareRed HatRed HatRed HatRed HatRed HatRed Hat
Scale-out Object Storage SystemsEMCEMCEMCEMCEMCEMC
Dense Low-Power MicroserverHP/
Moonshot
HP/
Moonshot
HP/
Moonshot
HP/
Moonshot
HP/
Moonshot
HP/
Moonshot
Converged Systems, DatabasesOracle/
Exadata
NetApp/
FlexPod
Oracle/
Exadata
Oracle/
Exadata
HP/
Converged System
Oracle/
Exadata
Converged Systems, VirtualizationHP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
Low-Latency Ethernet SwitchCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Low-Latency Ethernet AdapterMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanox
Fibre Channel Network MonitoringBrocadeBrocadeBrocadeCiscoCiscoBrocade
WLAN Controllers & Access PointsCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Application Delivery ControllerCitrixCitrixCitrixCitrixCitrixCitrix

 


Server & Other Related IT Products – August, 2014

Voted by IT Pros

On-Premise BackupEMCDellEMCEMCEMCVeeam
On-Premise Enterprise Class Networked StorageEMCDellEMCEMCEMCNetApp
On-Premise Dedicated Enterprise ServerHPDellHPHPHPHP
On-Premise Virtual ServerVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
On-Premise Virtual DesktopVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
Cloud BackupAmazon (AWS)Amazon (AWS)Amazon (AWS)Amazon (AWS)Amazon (AWS)Amazon (AWS)
Cloud Enterprise Class Networked Storage Amazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWS
Cloud Dedicated Enterprise ServerAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWS
Cloud Virtual ServerAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWS
Cloud Virtual DesktopAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWSAmazon AWS
Overall Backup (On-Premise and Cloud)EMCDellEMCEMCAmazon AWSAmazon AWS
Overall Enterprise Class Networked Storage (On-Premise and Cloud)EMCDellEMCEMCEMCNetApp
Overall Dedicated Enterprise Server (On-Premise and Cloud)HPDellHPHPHPHP
Overall Virtual Server (On-Premise and Cloud)VMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
Overall Virtual Desktop (On-Premise and Cloud)VMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware

 


Solid State Drives – June, 2014

Voted by IT Pros

All Flash NAS SSDNetAppDell/
EqualLogic/
Compellent
NetAppNetAppNetAppNetApp
All Flash Fibre Channel SSDIBMDell/CompellentIBMIBMEMCIBM
All Flash Unified SSDNimbus DataDell/
EqualLogic/
Compellent
Nimbus DataNimbus DataDell/
EqualLogic/
Compellent
Nimbus Data
All Flash iSCSI SSDDell/
EqualLogic
Dell/
EqualLogic
Dell/
EqualLogic
Dell/
EqualLogic
Dell/
EqualLogic
Dell/
EqualLogic
All Flash InfiniBand SSDIBMIBMIBMIBMIBMViolin Memory
Hybrid HDD/SSDEMC Dell/
Compellent
IBMIBMEMCEMC
All Flash System Mgmt SoftwareEMCDell/
Compellent
IBMEMCEMCEMC
Flash Cache SoftwareFusion-io
(IO Turbine)
SanDisk/
Flashsoft
Fusion-io
(IO Turbine)
Fusion-io
(IO Turbine)
IBM/
FlashCache
Fusion-io
(IO Turbine)
Virtual Server Cache SoftwareVMware Flash
Read Cache
VMware Flash
Read Cache
VMware Flash
Read Cache
VMware Flash
Read Cache
VMware Flash
Read Cache
VMware Flash
Read Cache
Memory Channel StorageSanDiskSanDiskSanDiskSanDiskSanDiskSanDisk
PCIe SSD SAN AdaptersQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogic
PCIe SSD DAS AdaptersFusion-ioIntelFusion-ioIntelIntelFusion-io
SAS/SATA SSD ModulesSamsung ElectronicsSeagateSamsung Electronics IntelIntelIntelSamsung Electronics
SSD Controller ChipsLSI (SandForce)IntelLSI (SandForce)IntelIntelLSI (SandForce)

 


Storage – May, 2014

Voted by IT Pros

16Gb FC Disk ArrayEMCDellEMCEMCEMCEMC
FC HBAQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogic
16Gb FC SwitchBrocadeBrocadeBrocadeBrocadeBrocadeBrocade
DeduplicationEMC Data DomainNetAppEMC Data DomainEMC Data DomainNetAppEMC Data Domain
Disk-to-Disk BackupEMCEMCEMCEMCEMCEMC
Enterprise HDDSeagateSeagateSeagateSeagateSeagateSeagate
InfiniBand Disk ArrayNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetApp
iSCSI Disk ArrayDell/ EqualLogicDell/ EqualLogicDell/ EqualLogicDell/ EqualLogicDell/ EqualLogicDell/ EqualLogic
Mid-Range Tape DriveQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantum
NAS Disk ArrayNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetApp
Storage Performance Validation ApplianceLoad DynamiX (SwiftTest)Load DynamiX (SwiftTest)Load DynamiX (SwiftTest)Load DynamiX (SwiftTest)Load DynamiX (SwiftTest)Load DynamiX (SwiftTest)
Tape LibraryIBMQuantumIBMIBMHPIBM
Tiered Storage SystemsEMCDellEMCEMCEMCEMC
Unified SAN/NAS Disk ArraysNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetApp
Virtual Tape LibraryQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantum

 


Ethernet and SDN Brand Leaders – March, 2014

Voted by IT Pros

Ethernet Core SwitchesCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Ethernet Top of Rack SwitchesCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Enterprise Ethernet NICsIntelBroadcomIntelIntelIntelIntel
Enterprise Network OSCisco IOSCisco IOSCisco IOSCisco IOSCisco IOSCisco IOS
Ethernet Network MonitoringSolarWindsSolarWindsSolarWindsSolarWindsSolarWindsSolarWinds
SDN ASICsCisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP)Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP)Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP)Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP)Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP)Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP)
SDN MonitoringMicrosoft Distributed Ethernet Monitoring (DEMON)Microsoft Distributed Ethernet Monitoring (DEMON)Microsoft Distributed Ethernet Monitoring (DEMON)Microsoft Distributed Ethernet Monitoring (DEMON)Microsoft Distributed Ethernet Monitoring (DEMON)Microsoft Distributed Ethernet Monitoring (DEMON)
SDN Virtual SwitchCisco Nexus 1000VCisco Nexus 1000VCisco Nexus 1000VCisco Nexus 1000VCisco Nexus 1000VCisco Nexus 1000V
SDN SwitchCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
SDN ControllerCisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
SDN Orchestration SoftwareVMware NSXVMware NSXVMware NSXVMware NSXVMware NSXVMware NSX
SDN PlatformVMware NSXVMware NSXCisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)VMware NSX
Layer 4-7 SDN Services PlatformVMware NSXVMware NSXVMware NSXVMware NSXVMware NSXVMware NSX
Software Defined StorageVMware Virtual SANVMware Virtual SANVMware Virtual SANVMware Virtual SANVMware Virtual SANVMware Virtual SAN

 


Server and Other Brand Leaders – January, 2014

Voted by IT Pros

Enterprise Server LOMIntelIntelIntelIntelIntelIntel
Server VirtualizationVMwareMicrosoftVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
Enterprise Blade ServersHPDellIBMHPHPCisco
Industry Standard ServersDellDellHPHPDellDell
MicroserversHPDellHPHPHPHP
Enterprise Server Operating Systems MicrosoftRed HatRed HatRed HatMicrosoftMicrosoft
Enterprise Server ProcessorsIntelAMDIntelIntelIntelIntel
Enterprise Server Management MicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoft
FCoE SwitchCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Enterprise Rackmount ServerHPDellHPHPHPHP
Embedded Blade Server NetworkingCiscoHPCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Converged Network AdapterEmulexEmulexEmulexEmulexEmulexEmulex
Converged SystemNetApp / Cisco FlexPodHP Converged SystemsNetApp / Cisco FlexPodNetApp / Cisco FlexPodNetApp / Cisco FlexPodNetApp / Cisco FlexPod
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