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Vote in the 2014 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards

Last updated:October 2014

Editor's note

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 will be those helping to run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight -- whether they're used inside the data center or out.

Voting is open from Oct. 16 through Oct. 31, 2014. Winners will be announced in early January in a special issue of Modern Infrastructure.

You may vote in more than one category, but can only cast one vote per category. Email moderninfrastructure@techtarget.com with any questions.

See the 2015 Impact Award winners.

See last year's Impact Award winners.

1Vote for best cloud provider

Entrants in the Best Cloud Computing Service Provider category provide infrastructure, software or platform as a service that enable an organization to move any part of their IT operations off-site.

These companies are the finalists for the 2014 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards, Best Cloud Computing Service Provider. Vote for your favorite below.

Amazon Web Services
Aryaka WAN Optimization-as-a-Service
Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure
Panzura Global File System
Quorum onQ Hybrid Cloud Solution
Rackspace Managed Cloud
Sonian, Email Archiving Suite, version 3.0
Virtela Cloud SDN Orchestration Platform
Virtustream xStream

2Vote for best converged infrastructure

Entrants in the Best Converged Infrastructure category offer compute, network and storage hardware infrastructure that is significantly improved with software.

These companies are the finalists for the 2014 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards, Best Converged Infrastructure category. Vote for your favorite below.

Dell PowerEdge VRTX
Gridstore 3
NetApp FlexPod
NIMBOXX Au-110
Nutanix NX-3460
Riverbed SteelFusion 3.0
Scale Computing HC3 HyperCore v5
SimpliVity Corporation OmniCube CN-3000
VCE Vblock System 340
VMware EVO:RAIL 1.0.0

3Vote for best data protection product

Entrants in the Best Data Protection category offer hardware, software or services that simplify and improve an organization's data protection capabilities.

These companies are the finalists for the 2014 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards, Best Data Protection Solution. Vote for your favorite below.

Asigra Cloud Backup v12.2
Barracuda Backup version 6.0
Code42 CrashPlan Enterprise Endpoint Backup, version 3.6.2
CTERA Cloud Storage Services Platform
EMC Data Domain
ExaGrid EX21000E
HotLink DR Express 4.0
Quantum DXi6900
Symantec NetBackup 7.6
Unitrends Virtual Backup 8.0

4Vote for best DevOps and cloud management

Entrants in the Best DevOps and Cloud Management Tool category offer a service, platform or tool that enables organizations to deliver and manage their IT operations in an agile, DevOps fashion.

These companies are the finalists for the 2014 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards, Best DevOps and Cloud Management category.

Chef Software, Inc. Chef 12
Convirture ConVirt Enterprise Cloud 3.3
ElasticBox Enterprise Edition Version 3
Idera CopperEgg
LogicMonitor
Puppet Labs Puppet Enterprise
QualiSystems CloudShell 6.0
SaltStack Enterprise 3.1
Shippable Shippable 2.0
Sumo Logic Machine Data Analytics Platform

5Vote for best software-defined infrastructure

Entrants in the Best Software-Defined Infrastructure category are software-only products that provide advanced infrastructure capabilities to commodity data center hardware.

These companies are the finalists for the 2014 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards, Best Software-Defined Infrastructure category. Vote for your favorite below.

Anuta Networks NCX 4.0
CohesiveFT VNS3 version 3.5
Hewlett-Packard StoreVirtual
Infinio Accelerator v1.5
Maginatics Cloud Storage Platform version 3.0
Maxta Inc. MxSP v2.0
NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP
PernixData FVP 2.0
Silver Peak Unity
VMware NSX

6Vote for best emerging product

The Bright Idea award recognizes an emerging product with the potential to shake up data center operations. Nominees in this category are beta or pre-GA products.

These companies are the finalists for the 2014 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards, Bright Idea category. Vote for your favorite below.

AccessData Group ResolutionOne Cybersecurity 5.5

DataGravity Discovery Series
Intel Security Controller v1.0
NVIDIA GRID vGPU on VMware vSphere
Reduxio Storage System v1.0
Seven10 Storage, Storfirst Migration
Spoon.net, Spoon
Upsite Technologies AisleLok Modular Containment
Veeam Availability Suite v8

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