2016 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 (or the opportunity to write in an answer choice).

Cloud, OpenStack & Networking – September, 2016

Voted by IT Pros

Press Release
Mini Report

Enterprise Mobility ManagementVMware/
AirWatch
VMware/
AirWatch
VMware/
AirWatch
VMware/
AirWatch
VMware/
AirWatch
VMware/
AirWatch
Low Latency Ethernet AdaptersMellanoxBroadcomMellanoxMellanoxIntelMellanox
Low Latency Ethernet SwitchesCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
NextGen Enterprise FirewallsPalo AltoDell SonicWallPalo AltoPalo AltoPalo AltoPalo Alto
NoSQL Database Software DistributionsMongoDBMongoDBMongoDBMongoDBMongoDBMongoDB
On-Premise Enterprise Storage as a ServiceZadara StorageZadara StorageZadara StorageZadara StorageNimble StorageZadara Storage
OpenStack DistributionsRed HatRed HatRed HatRed HatRed HatRed Hat
OpenStack Service ProvidersRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspace
OpenStack ServicesRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspace
OpenStack TrainingRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspaceRackspace
Secure Web GatewaysSymantec/
Blue Coat
Symantec/
Blue Coat
Symantec/
Blue Coat
Symantec/
Blue Coat
CiscoSymantec/
Blue Coat
Unified Threat ManagementCiscoDell SonicWallCiscoCiscoJuniper NetworksCisco
Virtual Firewall AppliancePalo AltoPalo AltoF5Palo AltoPalo AltoF5
Virtual WAN Optimization ApplianceRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbed

 


Network Monitoring & Backup – August, 2016

Voted by IT Pros

Press Release
Mini Report

Always-On Network Recording AppliancesRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbed
Application Delivery ControllersCitrixF5CitrixCitrixF5Citrix
Data Center Infrastructure ManagementEmerson
Network
Power
Emerson
Network
Power
Emerson
Network
Power
Emerson
Network
Power
Emerson
Network
Power
Emerson
Network
Power
Distributed Database Backup & RecoveryDatos IODatos IODatos IODatos IODatos IODatos IO
Enterprise Backup Software & AppliancesVeritasVeeamVeritasVeritasCommvaultVeeam
Fibre Channel Network MonitoringCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Multi-Tenant Storage ArraysDell EMCDell EMCDell EMCDell EMCDell EMCDell EMC
Network Performance MonitoringCiscoSolarWindsCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Storage Performance Validation Software & AppliancesVirtual Instruments
/Load
DynamiX
Virtual Instruments
/Load
DynamiX
Virtual Instruments
/Load
DynamiX
Virtual Instruments
/Load
DynamiX
Virtual Instruments
/Load
DynamiX
Virtual Instruments
/Load
DynamiX
Virtual ADC ApplianceCitrixCitrixCitrixF5F5Citrix
Virtual Router / Network Access ApplianceCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
WLAN Controllers & Access PointsCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco

 


Flash Storage/NVMe – June, 2016

Voted by IT Pros

Press Release
Mini Report

All Flash Converged SystemHPEHPEHPEHPEHPEHPE
All Flash FC ArrayEMCDell StorageEMCEMCEMCEMC
All Flash Hyperconverged SystemNutanixNutanixCiscoVCECiscoNutanix
All Flash iSCSI ArrayDell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Dell
Storage
All Flash NAS ArrayNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetApp & EMC (tie)NetApp
All Flash Unified SAN/NAS ArrayNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetApp
Flash Cache SoftwareSanDiskSanDiskSanDiskSanDiskSanDiskSanDisk
Hybrid HDD/SSD ArrayEMCDell StorageEMCEMCEMCEMC
NVDIMMMicronMicronMicronMicronMicronMicron
NVMe SSD ModulesSamsungSanDiskSamsungSamsungSanDiskSamsung
All Flash NVMe Fabric Attached ArrayEMC/DSSDEMC/DSSDEMC/DSSDEMC/DSSDEMC/DSSDEMC/DSSD
NVMe Network AdaptersMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanoxMellanox
All Flash NVMe PCIe CardsSanDiskSanDiskSanDiskIntelSanDiskSanDisk
Contributions to NVMe Technology (2012-2016)Samsung
New Enterprise-Class NVM ProductIntel 3D XPoint NVDIMM

 


Cloud & On-Premise – May, 2016

Voted by IT Pros

Press Release
Mini Report

Cloud Backup & Archive as a ServiceAWSAWSAWSAWSAWSAWS
Cloud Dedicated Enterprise ServersAWSAWSAWSAWSAWSAWS
Cloud Enterprise Class StorageAWSAWSAWSAWSAWSAWS
Cloud SSD StorageAWSAWSAWSAWSAWSAWS
Cloud Virtual DesktopsVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
Cloud Virtual ServersAWSAWSAWSAWSAWSAWS
Cloud Unified CommunicationsMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoft
On-Premise vs. Cloud Backup & Archive as a ServiceEMC & Veeam (tie)AWSEMCEMCAWSAWS
On-Premise vs. Cloud Dedicated Enterprise ServersHPEAWSHPEHPEAWSAWS
On-Premise vs. Cloud Enterprise Class StorageEMCAWSEMCEMCAWSAWS
On-Premise vs. Cloud SSD StorageEMCPure StorageEMCEMCEMCEMC
On-Premise vs. Cloud Virtual DesktopsVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
On-Premise vs. Cloud Virtual ServersVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
On-Premise vs. Cloud Unified CommunicationsCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco

 


SDN/NFV & Software Tools – April, 2016

Voted by IT Pros

Press Release
Mini Report

Layer 4-7 NFV Services PlatformCiscoVMwareCiscoCiscoCiscoVMware
SDN Enabled SwitchesCiscoDellCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
SDN MonitoringHPEHPEHPEHPEHPEHPE
SDN PlatformCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Unified CommunicationsCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Application Performance Management ToolsMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoftMicrosoft
Business Intelligence ToolsOracleMicrosoftSAPSAPOracleOracle
Functional Testing ToolsIBMHPEIBMIBMHPEIBM
Identity & Access Management ToolsIBMCA TechnologiesIBMIBMIBMIBM
IT Infrastructure Monitoring SolutionsCA TechnologiesSpiceWorksCA TechnologiesCA TechnologiesNagiosSpiceWorks
Security Info & Event Management SolutionsSplunkSplunkSplunkSplunkSolarWindsSplunk
Virtualization Management ToolsVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware

 


Networking & Scale-out Storage – March, 2016

Voted by IT Pros

Press Release
Mini Report

Ethernet Network MonitoringSolarWindsSolarWindsCiscoSolarWindsCiscoCisco
Embedded Blade Server NetworkingHPEDellHPECiscoCiscoHPE
Enterprise Ethernet NICsIntelIntelIntelIntelIntelIntel
Ethernet Core SwitchesCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Ethernet Top of Rack SwitchesCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Enterprise File Synchronization & SharingCitrixGoogleCitrixCitrixCitrixCitrix
WAN OptimizationRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbedRiverbed
Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch)DellDellDellDellDellDell
Bare Metal Switch OSCumulusCumulusCumulusCumulusCumulusCumulus
Scale-out File StorageEMCEMCEMCEMCRed HatEMC
Scale-out Object Storage ApplianceEMCEMCEMCEMCEMCEMC
Scale-out Object Storage SoftwareIBM/
Cleversafe
Red HatIBM/
Cleversafe
IBM/
Cleversafe
Red HatIBM/
Cleversafe
Servers for Software Defined StorageCiscoDellCiscoHPEDellSuper Micro
Special Achievement: Contributions to Open Server Technology, 2012-2016HPE

 


Server and Database – February, 2016

Voted by IT Pros

Press Release
Mini Report

Dense Low Power MicroserverHPE
Moonshot
HPE
Moonshot
HPE
Moonshot
HPE
Moonshot
HPE
Moonshot
HPE
Moonshot
Enterprise Blade ServerHPEDellHPEHPEDellDell
Enterprise Rackmount ServerDellDellDellDellDellDell
White Box ServerDellDellDellDellDellDell
Enterprise Server LOM and MLOMIntelIntelIntelIntelIntelIntel
Enterprise Server ProcessorIntel
Xeon
Intel
Xeon
Intel
Xeon
Intel
Xeon
Intel
Xeon
Intel
Xeon
Server VirtualizationVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMwareVMware
Enterprise Cluster OSMicrosoftRed HatRed HatRed HatMicrosoftMicrosoft
Enterprise Server OSMicrosoft Windows ServerRed Hat LinuxRed Hat LinuxRed Hat LinuxMicrosoft Windows ServerRed Hat Linux
Integrated SystemCiscoDellCiscoCiscoIBMCisco
In-Memory DatabaseOracleMicrosoftOracleOracleOracleOracle
NoSQL DatabaseAmazon
Web
Services
Amazon
Web
Services
Amazon
Web
Services
MicrosoftMicrosoftAmazon
Web
Services
SQL DatabaseOracleMicrosoftOracleOracleMicrosoftOracle

 


Networked Storage – January, 2016

Voted by IT Pros

Press Release

Converged Network AdaptersCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Deduplication Backup Target AppliancesEMCEMCEMCEMCEMCEMC
Enterprise HDDsSeagateSeagateSeagateSeagateSeagateSeagate
FCoE SwitchesCiscoBrocadeCiscoCiscoCiscoCisco
Fibre Channel Disk ArraysEMCDellEMCEMCEMCEMC
Fibre Channel HBAsQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogicQLogic
Fibre Channel SwitchesBrocadeBrocadeBrocadeBrocadeCiscoBrocade
iSCSI Disk ArraysDell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Dell
Storage
Mid-Range Tape DrivesQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantumQuantum
NAS Disk ArraysNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppNetApp
Tape LibrariesIBMQuantumIBMIBMIBMIBM
Unified SAN/NAS Disk ArraysNetAppNetAppNetAppNetAppEMCNetApp
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