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:

2013 Open Server, Open Storage and Other Brand Leaders

  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
Microserver HP Dell HP HP HP HP
Industry Standard Server Dell Dell HP HP Dell HP
Open Compute Project Server HP Dell HP HP Dell HP
Open Compute Project Server Processor Intel AMD Intel Intel Intel Intel
Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Seagate Seagate Seagate Western Digital / Hitachi GST Seagate Seagate
Open Compute Project Storage Fusion-io Fusion-io Fusion-io Fusion-io Fusion-io Fusion-io
Desktop Virtualization (VDI) VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware
Cloud Operating Platform Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services

2013 SDN and APM/NPM Brand Leaders

  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
SDN Platform Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
SDN Orchestration Software Accedian Networks Accedian Networks Accedian Networks Accedian Networks Accedian Networks Accedian Networks
SDN Controller Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
SDN Virtual Switch Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
SDN Switch Cisco Cisco & Intel & SanDisk (3-way tie) Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
Layer 4-7 SDN Services Platform VMware VMware F5 F5 VMware F5
VXLAN Gateway VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware
SDN ASICs Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
SDN Monitoring Big Switch Microsoft Big Switch Big Switch Big Switch Big Switch
Network Recording and Search Appliance Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed
APM/NPM Appliance Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix
APM Software SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds

2013 SSD Brand Leaders

  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 SAN SSD Systems EMC / XtremlO NetApp EMC / XtremlO EMC / ExtremlO EMC / XtremlO EMC / XtremlO
All Flash NAS SSD Systems Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Nimbus Data
All DRAM SAN SSD Systems IBM / TMS IBM / TMS IBM / TMS IBM / TMS IBM / TMS IBM / TMS
All Flash Unified SSD Systems Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Nimbus Data Nimbus Data
PCle SSD DAS Adapters Fusion-io Fusion-io / Intel / & SanDisk Fusion-io Fusion-io Intel Fusion-io
PCle SSD SAN Adapters QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic EMC QLogic
SAS/SATA SSD Modules Seagate Western Digital Samsung Intel Intel & Seagate
(tie)
Samsung
SSD DAS/SAN Cache NetApp NetApp & SanDisk (FlashSoft) Fusion-io (IO Turbine) Fusion-io (IO Turbine) EMC & NetApp
(tie)
Fusion-io (IO Turbine)
SSD NAS Cache Appliance NetApp / Cache
IQ
NetApp / Cache
IQ
NetApp / Cache
IQ
NetApp / Cache
IQ
NetApp / Cache
IQ
NetApp / Cache
IQ
SSD Controller Chips LSI (SandForce) LSI (SandForce) LSI (SandForce) LSI (SandForce) LSI (SandForce) LSI (SandForce)
Hybrid HDD/SSD Systems NetApp Dell EMC EMC NetApp IBM

2013 Ethernet Brand Leaders

  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
Firewalls Cisco Dell/SonicWall Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
Ethernet Switches Cisco Dell Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
WAN Optimization Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed
Ethernet Network Monitoring SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds
Application Delivery Controllers Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix
Software Defined Networking VMware/
Nicira
VMware/
Nicira
VMware/
Nicira
VMware/
Nicira
Cisco/
Insiemi
VMware/
Nicira
Embedded Blade Server Networking HP Dell HP HP HP HP
Fibre Channel HBAs QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic QLogic
FCoE Storage EMC Dell EMC EMC EMC EMC
Fibre Channel Switches Brocade Brocade Brocade Brocade Brocade Brocade
Fibre Channel Storage EMC EMC EMC EMC EMC EMC
Fibre Channel Network Monitoring Cisco QLogic Brocade Cisco Cisco Cisco


February 2013 Brand Leaders

  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 NICs Intel Broadcom Intel Intel Intel Intel
Network Operating Systems Cisco IOS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS Cisco IOS
Network Virtualization VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware
LOM Broadcom Broadcom Broadcom Intel Intel Broadcom
InfiniBand Adapters Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox
InfiniBand Switches Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox
InfiniBand Storage IBM NetApp NetApp IBM IBM NetApp
iSCSI Storage Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic Dell/ EqualLogic
Low Latency Ethernet Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
Network Attached Storage (NAS) NetApp NetApp NetApp NetApp EMC NetApp
Cloud Storage Gateways Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services
WLAN Controllers/ Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco

 

View 2012 Brand Leader History