2016 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards

Last updated:October 2015

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 help run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight -- whether they're used inside the data center or out.

1Best Software-Defined Infrastructure Product

Entrants in the Best Software-Defined Infrastructure Product category are software-only products that provide advanced infrastructure capabilities to commodity data center hardware. Finalists are: Anuta NCX 4.0, Big Cloud Fabric 3.0, Cloudian HyperStore 5.2 software, Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform, Midokura Enterprise MidoNet, The NodePrime Platform, Qumulo Core, Scality RING, Springpath Data Platform, Stratoscale Symphony.

2Best Converged/Hyper-Converged Product

Entrants in the Best Converged/Hyper-Converged Product category offer compute, memory and storage hardware that is significantly improved with software. The finalists are: Atlantis HyperScale CX hyper-converged appliances, Gridstore HyperConverged Appliance, HP CS 250-HC StoreVirtual, Maxta MxSP 3.1.1, Nutanix NX-3060-G4 with Acropolis Hypervisor & Prism, Scale Computing HC series, SimpliVity OmniStack, SvSAN powered by Cisco UCS servers, VMware EVO:RAIL.

3Best Public Cloud Migration/Optimization Tool

Entrants in the Best Public Cloud Migration/Optimization Tool category provide software or services that enable organization to efficiently move and run its IT operations on a public cloud service provider. The finalists are: Cloudability, CloudCheckr, Cloud Cruiser, CloudHealth, CloudVelox One Hybrid Cloud Platform, Cloudyn, HotLink Hybrid Express 5.0, Ravello InceptionSX, RightScale, RiverMeadow.

4Best Private/Hybrid Cloud Management Tool

Entrants in the Best Private/Hybrid Cloud Management Tool category offer software or services that create or manage private and hybrid cloud infrastructure. The finalists are: CliQr CloudCenter 4.0, CloudBolt Software, EMC Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, HotLink Cloud Management Express, Red Hat Cloud Forms, Scalr, vCommander 5.5 from Embotics, Vistara Lifecycle Management, VMware vCloud Suite, Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) 5.

5Best AWS Consultant/Partner

Entrants in the Best AWS Consultant/Partner are consultants and integration partners helping enterprise customers with strategic planning, including cost realization, step-by-step application identification and migration, and other services related to Amazon Web Services. The finalists are: 2nd Watch, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cloudnexa, Cloud Technology Partners, DataPipe/Dual Spark, Flux 7, REAN Cloud.