SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Las Vegas today honored the winners of the 2016 Best of Interop Awards during the event's 30th anniversary. In each of the award program's 10 categories of IT innovation, Interop recognized the exhibitor whose new product or service has made the most significant impact on the industry. From the category winners, judges selected AppFormix as the winner of the Grand Award, which recognizes a truly groundbreaking or compelling product. Interop Las Vegas, the most-respected independent event for IT and networking professionals, continues this week through May 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
"Congratulations to all Best of Interop winners. From cloud, to security to the best startup, these distinguished technologies are playing a major role in advancing the IT industry," said Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "As we celebrate a big milestone in Interop's history, we're excited for this group of services to represent today's highly sophisticated IT environment – a testament to how far our community has come in 30 years."
And the 2016 Best of Interop Awards winners in each category are…
Grand Winner: Appformix
Applications: CollabNet TeamForge
Best Startup: AppFormix
Data Center: Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager
Mobility/Wireless: Cisco Flexible Radio Assignment
Storage: Ambedded Distributed Storage Platform - Mars 200
The Best of Interop Awards were judged by an expert panel consisting of 20 influential IT practitioners, analysts and professionals. Each category was assigned two judges who selected the winner after holding a series of briefings to evaluate demos and business cases.
About Interop Interop is the leading global IT infrastructure event series, offering in-depth education alongside a showcase of emerging technologies in an independent, vendor-neutral environment. For 30 years, Interop has brought the IT community together to explore the latest in network infrastructure, encouraging collaboration, and interoperability. Through dynamic conference programs, Interop helps professionals at all career levels leverage the network, systems and applications that enable business innovation. The Interop Expo and InteropNet Demo Lab provide immersive, hands-on experiences, while connecting enterprise IT buyers with leading suppliers. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with an annual event in Tokyo and Cloud Connect China in Shanghai. For more information, visit interop.com. Interop is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.