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IT Brand Pulse 2014 OCP and Other Innovation Leader Awards (Voted by IT Pros) Presented at OSS

IT Brand Pulse AwardIT Brand Pulse will be honoring 2014 Open Compute Project and other Innovation Leaders, as voted on by IT professionals in recent surveys. Three OCP and ten various other product categories are represented, as well as one special achievement award for Contributions to Innovation in Scale-Out Computing over the past two years. Many top vendors, like you, will be on hand to accept award plaques and receive public recognition. The awards ceremony is open to the public and will take place in two parts:

2014 Special Achievement Award - Contributions to Innovation: Scale-Out Computing
Wednesday, November 12 at 5:00 pm – Great America Ballroom
(Immediately before Lenovo keynote)

2014 OCP and Other Innovation Leader Awards (13 product categories)
Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 pm
IT Brand Pulse Stage (in Exhibit Hall)

About The IT Brand Pulse Leader Awards

The IT Brand Pulse awards are the symbols for brand leadership; covering hundreds of IT categories each year – from servers, storage and networking to cloud, software and other broad IT market segments. The surveys measure the perceptions of IT professionals in large enterprise, medium enterprise and HPC environments. Winners are voted by IT pros in surveys that are independent, non-sponsored research. The surveys are designed to capture the pulse of brand leadership in different 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.


Nexenta's CEO Tarkan Maner talks about the technology and thanks the IT professionals who voted for Nexenta as Innovation Leader for Contributions to Software Defined Storage Innovation, 2008-2013. The Innovation Leader awards were presented at the 2013 Open Server/Open Storage Summit.

“The IT Brand Pulse 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 Lance Leventhal, Program Chairperson, Open Server 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!”

Respondents to Recent Surveys (partial list)

  • AT&T - Server Administrator/Architect
  • Bank of America - Data Center Manager
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • Boeing - Data Center Manager;
  • Citigroup - Network Administrator/Architect
  • City of Los Angeles - IT Manager/Director
  • Delta Airlines - Server Administrator/Architect
  • Duke University - IT Manager/Director
  • ExxonMobil - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Fermilab - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Ford Motor Company – Storage Administrator/Architect
  • GE - IT Manager/Director
  • JP Morgan - IT Manager/Director
  • Lowe's - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • NASA - IT Manager/Director
  • PepsiCo – Storage Administrator/Architect
  • Stanford University - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Staples - Network Administrator/Architect
  • Target - IT Manager/Director
  • Transamerica - Storage Administrator/Architect
  • Universal Parks and Resort - IT Manager/Director…among many others…

2014 OCP and Other Innovation Leader Product Categories

Open Compute Project Servers, Open Compute Project Server Processors, Open Compute Project Storage, Scale-out Object Storage Software, Scale-out Object Storage Systems, Dense Low Power Microservers, Converged Systems for Databases, Converged Systems for Virtualization, Low-Latency Ethernet Switches, Low-Latency Ethernet Adapters, Fibre Channel Network Monitoring, WLAN Controllers and Access Points and Application Delivery Controllers.

IT Pros were also asked to vote for who contributed most to innovation of scale-out computing for the masses during the last two years (2012-2014).

About IT Brand Pulse

IT Brand Pulse is a trusted source of research, data and analysis about private, public and hybrid cloud IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, networking and operating platforms. It is headed by CEO/Senior Analyst Frank Berry, former VP Marketing at QLogic and Quantum, and a 30-year veteran of the technology industry.

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