The Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards recognize the top products, technologies and services in the essential areas of technology that Modern Infrastructure covers. The award-winning tools help run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight -- whether they're used inside the data center or out.
Judges have whittled down the list of submissions to the finalists below. Voting is now closed. Winners will be announced in early January in a special issue of Modern Infrastructure.
Entrants in the Best Software-Defined Infrastructure Product category are software-only products that provide advanced infrastructure capabilities to commodity data center hardware.
The companies listed below are the finalists for the 2016 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards' best Software-Defined Infrastructure Product category.
(Product descriptions provided by vendor websites)
Anuta NCX 4.0
Anuta NCX is the only solution that delivers network service virtualization for existing multi-vendor physical and virtual infrastructure and orchestrates all the use-cases including Data Center Automation, InterCloud, Micro-Segmentation, Security as a Service, LBaaS and NFV.
Big Cloud Fabric 3.0
Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's first SDN fabric to support open networking switches and bring hyperscale-inspired innovation to SDN software. Embracing hyperscale DC design principles, BCF solution enables ease of provisioning and management, while reducing overall costs.
Cloudian HyperStore 5.2 software
Cloudian HyperStore enables self-service IT, by allowing organizations to build a software-defined, object based public or private hybrid cloud. It deploys on any industry standard hardware and is the only 100% S3 compatible storage system.
Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform
The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform brings unprecedented choice & flexibility to any compute environment running at any scale. It adapts to changing data, application & user requirements and cuts time spent on policy and provisioning processes.
Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM)
MEM addresses the growing distributed application workloads that many of Midokura’s global customers face today. Providing a software layer within existing network hardware, it turns physical machines into a virtual platform that can scale to hundreds of thousands of virtual ports.
The NodePrime Platform
NodePrime serves as the brain of the datacenter, offering the first software-defined datacenter platform that allows companies to centrally view, diagnose and control their IT infrastructure in minutes, removing the guesswork from systems management.
Qumulo Core is the world’s first data-aware scale-out network-attached storage solution, designed to help enterprises intelligently manage and store billions and trillions of files by building real-time analytics directly into the file system itself.
Scality RING enables complete and seamless integration with the modern enterprise. As pure software, the RING can tolerate multiple component failures and maintain availability, self-heal in minutes, not hours, and span multiple sites as a single protected environment.
Springpath Data Platform
Springpath’s enterprise-grade Flash-optimized software solution delivers high performance, rapid provisioning and fine-grained scale-out, with unparalleled storage efficiency—empowering enterprises to accelerate the adoption of DevOps within their IT organization.
Symphony’s hyperconverged, software-defined solution transforms siloed, manually provisioned datacenters into a SW-defined, HW agnostic environment with scale, self-provisioning, optimal workloads and the ability to launch a public cloud in minutes.
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