IT Brand Pulse Presenting 2017 Innovation Leader Awards at FMS

Innovation Leaders Voted by IT Professionals for NVMe Flash Storage Related Products

SANTA CLARA, CAIT Brand Pulse, a trusted source for research, data and analysis about data center infrastructure, will be honoring 2017 Innovation Leaders—as voted by IT pros in NVMe Flash Storage related product categories—at Flash Memory Summit on Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m., Mission City Ballroom, Santa Clara Convention Center. 

IT professionals from around the world responded to the independent, non-sponsored annual survey in June 2017, asking which vendors they perceive to be the Innovation Leader in fourteen categories.

“The IT Brand Pulse leader awards reflect the judgment of major customers and key IT personnel at important data centers. They are the only awards based on the experience of those who actually buy and use the products,” said Dr. Lance Leventhal, Flash Memory Summit. “Regular surveys assure that the responses are recent and up-to-date. Receiving an IT Brand Pulse award shows that a company is doing the job where it really counts – in the field!”

“Of the six brand categories, Innovation Leader represents the best predictor of success in the future,” said Frank Berry, CEO and Sr. Analyst, IT Brand Pulse.  “In this year’s surveys, Pure Storage joined storage R&D powerhouses Dell EMC, NetApp, Micron, Samsung, Mellanox, and Western Digital on the innovation leader board.”

2017 Survey Highlights: Innovation Leaders

  • Dell EMC All Flash iSCSI Array, Hybrid HDD/SSD Array, All Flash Unified SAN/NAS Array, and a Special Achievement in Innovation award: Contributions to End User Adoption, NVMe Technology (2013-2017)
  • MicronAll Flash NVMe-oF Storage and NVDIMM
  • Samsung ElectronicsSSDs and NAND Flash Chips
  • Western Digital® PCIe NVMe Card – SSD and Flash Cache Software
  • Pure Storage All Flash Fibre Channel Arrays
  • NetApp All Flash NAS Array
  • Mellanox NVMe-oF Network Adapters
  • NVIDIA – Special Achievement in Innovation award: Driving the Next Wave of Flash Storage Technology Growth

IT Brand Leader Surveys
IT Brand Pulse awards are the symbols for brand leadership. Winners are voted by global IT pros in surveys that are independent, non-sponsored research.  The surveys are designed to measure the pulse of brand leadership in specific product categories. Within each product category, respondents choose the overall market leader, as well as the leader in price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation. Voters are provided with a category description at the start of each product section, a randomized choice of vendor answers, and the ability to write in a vendor, if not listed.

Global IT Pro respondents to recent surveys include:
Aera Energy – Aetna – American Airlines – AT&T – Baird – Ball Aerospace – Banco Piano – Bank of America – Baylor College of Medicine – BC Liquor Distribution Branch – BJ’s Wholesale Club – Bosch – Boston University – BT Group – Capital Group – Capital Power Corporation – Chanel – Chrysler – City of Los Angeles – City of New York – Coca-Cola – Columbian Chemicals – Cooper-Standard Automotive – Continental Tire – Columbia University Medical Center – Cox Enterprises – Daybreak Game Co – Diebold Nixdorf – DLL Group – Duke Energy – EnerCare – Expedia – EY – Federal Express – Federal-Mogul – Fermilab – Flagstar Bank – General Electric – General Motors – Google – Hetero Drug – Intuitive Surgical – Kaiser Permanente – Kia Motors America – Kingston – Komatsu Limited – Kroger Co – Kronos – Lawson Products – Library of Congress – Lockheed Martin – Marriott – Marubeni America – McCann Erickson – McKesson Corporation – Memorial Sloan Kettering – Merck – Molex – Molina Health Care – Morgan Stanley  Nielsen – NASA Ames Research Center – NBC/Universal/Comcast – NOAA – Owens-Corning – Optum – PPG Industries – Quicken Loans – Raytheon – Ricoh – Saputo – Shaw Industries – Shell Oil – Sherwin-Williams – Spectrum Brands – Stanford University – Staples – Starbucks – Swagelok – TDS Telecom – TE Connectivity (Tyco) – Telus -Thermo Fisher Scientific – Tiger Corporation – T-Mobile – Travelport – UCLA – United Health Group – U.S. Bank – Universal Parks and Resorts – US Navy – UPS – Vantiv – Walmart – Waters Corporation – Wawanesa – WebMD – Western & Southern Financial Group – Xylem – Yahoo…& many more.

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Cheryl Parker
Director & Senior AnaIyst, End User Research
IT Brand Pulse

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