Where IT perceptions are reality

Brand Leader History

Our Brand Leader surveys cover more than one hundred IT categories each year. The surveys, which are not vendor-sponsored, monitor the pulse of IT pro perceptions for Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support and Innovation Leaders in various product categories. See who they voted as the IT brand leaders in recent and past surveys:

2014 Open Compute Project, Scale-out, Convergence & Other Brand Leaders – Voted by IT Pros

  IT Brand Pulse Market Leader IT Brand Pulse Price Leader IT Brand Pulse Performance Leader IT Brand Pulse Reliability Leader IT Brand Pulse Service & Support Leader IT Brand Pulse Innovation Leader
OCP Server Quanta Quanta Quanta Quanta Quanta Quanta
OCP Server Processor Intel AMD Intel Intel Intel Intel
OCP Storage Quanta Quanta Penguin Quanta Quanta Penguin
Scale-out Object Storage Software Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat
Scale-out Object Storage Systems EMC EMC EMC EMC EMC EMC
Dense Low-Power Microserver HP/
Moonshot

AMD/
SeaMicro

HP/
Moonshot
HP/
Moonshot
HP/
Moonshot
HP/
Moonshot
Converged Systems, Databases Oracle/
ExaGrid
NetApp/
FlexPod
Oracle/
ExaGrid
Oracle/
ExaGrid
HP/
Converged System
Oracle/
ExaGrid
Converged Systems, Virtualization HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
HP/
Converged System
Low-Latency Ethernet Switch Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
Low-Latency Ethernet Adapter Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox
Fibre Channel Network Monitoring Brocade Brocade Brocade Cisco Cisco Brocade
WLAN Controllers & Access Points Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
Application Delivery Controller Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix

*October 2014 survey

2014 On-Premise IT & Cloud Service Brand Leaders – Voted by IT Pros

  IT Brand Pulse Market Leader IT Brand Pulse Price Leader IT Brand Pulse Performance Leader IT Brand Pulse Reliability Leader IT Brand Pulse Service & Support Leader IT Brand Pulse Innovation Leader
On-Premise Backup EMC Dell EMC EMC EMC EMC
On-Premise Enterprise Networked Storage EMC Dell EMC EMC EMC NetApp
On-Premise Dedicated Enterprise Server HP Dell HP HP HP HP
On-Premise Virtual Server VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware
On-Premise Virtual Desktop VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware
Cloud Backup Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS)
Cloud Enterprise Networked Storage Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS)
Cloud Dedicated Enterprise Server

Amazon (AWS)

Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS)
Cloud Virtual Server Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS)
Cloud Virtual Desktop Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS)
Overall Backup (On-Premise/Cloud) EMC Dell EMC EMC Amazon (AWS) Amazon (AWS)
Overall Enterprise Networked Storage (On-Premise/Cloud) EMC Dell EMC EMC EMC NetApp
Overall Dedicated Enterprise Server (On-Premise/Cloud) HP Dell HP HP HP HP
Overall Virtual Server (On-Premise/Cloud) VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware
Overall Virtual Desktop (On-Premise/Cloud) VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware

*August 2014 survey

2014 SSD Brand Leaders – Voted by IT Pros

  IT Brand Pulse Market Leader IT Brand Pulse Price Leader IT Brand Pulse Performance Leader IT Brand Pulse Reliability Leader IT Brand Pulse Service & Support Leader IT Brand Pulse Innovation Leader
All Flash NAS SSD NetApp Dell/ EqualLogic/ Compellent NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp
All Flash Fibre Channel SSD IBM Dell/ Compellent IBM IBM EMC IBM
All Flash Unified SSD Nimbus Data Dell/ EqualLogic/ Compellent Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Dell/ EqualLogic/ Compellent Nimbus Data
All Flash iSCSI SSD Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic
All Flash InfiniBand SSD IBM IBM IBM IBM IBM Violin Memory
Hybrid HDD/SSD EMC Dell/ Compellent EMC EMC EMC EMC
All Flash System Mgmt Software EMC Dell/ Compellent IBM IBM EMC EMC
Flash Cache Software

Fusion-io (IO Turbine)

SanDisk/ Flashsoft Fusion-io (IO Turbine) Fusion-io (IO Turbine) IBM/ FlashCache Fusion-io (IO Turbine)
Virtual Server Cache Software VMware 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 Storage SanDisk SanDisk SanDisk SanDisk SanDisk SanDisk
PCIe SSD DAS Adapters Fusion-io Intel Fusion-io Intel Intel Fusion-io
PCIe SSD SAN Adapters QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic
SAS/SATA SSD Modules Samsung Electronics Seagate Samsung Electronics Intel Intel Samsung Electronics
SSD Controller Chips
LSI (SandForce) Intel LSI (SandForce) Intel Intel LSI (SandForce)

*June 2014 survey

2014 Storage Brand Leaders – Voted by IT Pros

  IT Brand Pulse Market Leader IT Brand Pulse Price Leader IT Brand Pulse Performance Leader IT Brand Pulse Reliability Leader IT Brand Pulse Service & Support Leader IT Brand Pulse Innovation Leader
16Gb FC Disk Array EMC Dell EMC EMC EMC EMC
FC HBA QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic
16Gb FC Switch Brocade Brocade Brocade Brocade Brocade Brocade
Deduplication EMC Data Domain NetApp EMC Data Domain EMC Data Domain NetApp EMC Data Domain
Disk-to-Disk Backup EMC EMC EMC EMC EMC EMC
Enterprise HDD Seagate Seagate Seagate Seagate Seagate Seagate
InfiniBand Disk Array NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp
iSCSI Disk Array Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic
Mid-Range Tape Drive Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum
NAS Disk Array NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp
Storage Performance Validation Appliance Load DynamiX (SwiftTest) Load DynamiX (SwiftTest) Load DynamiX (SwiftTest) Load DynamiX (SwiftTest) Load DynamiX (SwiftTest) Load DynamiX (SwiftTest)
Tape Library IBM Quantum IBM IBM HP IBM
Tiered Storage System EMC Dell EMC EMC EMC EMC
Unified SAN/NAS Disk Array
NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp
Virtual Tape Library
Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum

*May 2014 survey

2014 Ethernet and SDN Brand Leaders – Voted by IT Pros

  IT Brand Pulse Market Leader IT Brand Pulse Price Leader IT Brand Pulse Performance Leader IT Brand Pulse Reliability Leader IT Brand Pulse Service & Support Leader IT Brand Pulse Innovation Leader
Ethernet Core Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
Ethernet Top of Rack Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
Enterprise Ethernet NICs Intel Broadcom Intel Intel Intel Intel
Enterprise Network OS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS
Ethernet Network Monitoring SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds
SDN ASICs 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) Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP)
SDN Monitoring 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) Microsoft Distributed Ethernet Monitoring (DEMON)
SDN Virtual Switch Cisco Nexus 1000V Cisco Nexus 1000V Cisco Nexus 1000V Cisco Nexus 1000V Cisco Nexus 1000V Cisco Nexus 1000V
SDN Switch Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
SDN Controllers 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) Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
SDN Orchestration Software VMware NSX VMware NSX VMware NSX VMware NSX VMware NSX VMware NSX
SDN Platform VMware NSX VMware NSX Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) VMware NSX
Layer 4-7 SDN Services Platform VMware NSX VMware NSX VMware NSX VMware NSX VMware NSX VMware NSX
Software Defined Storage VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN VMware Virtual SAN

*March 2014 survey

2014 Server and Other Brand Leaders – Voted by IT Pros

  IT Brand Pulse Market Leader IT Brand Pulse Price Leader IT Brand Pulse Performance Leader IT Brand Pulse Reliability Leader IT Brand Pulse Service & Support Leader IT Brand Pulse Innovation Leader
Enterprise Server LOM Intel Intel Intel Intel Intel Intel
Server Virtualization VMware Microsoft VMware VMware VMware VMware
Enterprise Blade Servers HP Dell IBM HP HP Cisco
Industry Standard Servers Dell Dell HP HP Dell Dell
Microservers HP Dell HP HP HP HP
Enterprise Server Operating Systems Microsoft Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Microsoft Microsoft
Enterprise Server Processors Intel AMD Intel Intel Intel Intel
Enterprise Server Management Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Micro