banner ad

2016 Flash Innovation Leaders

| August 19, 2016 | Reply

IT Brand Pulse presented innovation awards at Flash Memory Summit, based on voting of IT pros in the annual Flash Storage brand leader surveys. This year’s survey also incorporated NVMe into new and existing product categories.

“The IT Brand Pulse leader awards reflect the judgment of major customers and key IT personnel at important data centers. They are the only awards based on the experience of those who actually buy and use the products,” said Dr. Lance Leventhal, Flash Memory Summit program chairperson. “Regular surveys assure that the responses are recent and up-to-date. Receiving an IT Brand Pulse award shows that a company is doing the job where it really counts – in the field!”

Survey Highlights
In the annual Flash Storage/NVMe sInnov Ldrs 2016 Flash-NVMeurveys (conducted June 2016), IT professionals selected two companies for special innovation achievement honors:

When respondents were asked, “Who contributed most to Innovation in NVMe Technology over the last five years (2012 – 2016)?” they selected Samsung Electronics over second-place Intel. EMC,WD/SanDisk, and Micron filled in the remaining lineup (respectively).

“Samsung Electronics is honored that the user community recognizes us as the best innovator in NVMe SSDs over the last five years, and for our market leadership in NVMe SSD products,” said Jim Elliott, Corporate Vice President, Memory Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.  “This is especially gratifying because Samsung has been selected by IT pros who are actually building next generation private and public cloud data centers.”

For the second achievement award, voters decided on Intel’s DIMMs based on 3D XPoint™ technology, as 2016’s Most Innovative New Enterprise-Class NVM Product. The others in the running wereSamsung (2nd), EMC (3rd), and Nutanix (4th).

“Bigger memory and faster storage will benefit many new devices and also bring tremendous value to the cloud as businesses need to efficiently analyze growing amounts of data. Future products based on 3D XPoint™ technology will revolutionize any device, application or service that benefit from fast access to large sets of data,” said Donald D. Parker, vice president and general manager of Intel’s data center application engineering.

The other companies that stood out in the minds of global IT pros for innovation in the thirteen 2016 Flash Storage/NVMe categories include:

  • Dell Storage – 2016 Innovation Leader for All Flash iSCSI Arrays
  • EMC – 2016 Innovation Leader for All Flash FC Array, Hybrid HDD/SSD Array, All Flash NVMe Fabric Attached Array
  • HPE – 2016 Innovation Leader for All Flash Converged Systems
  • Mellanox – 2016 Innovation Leader for NVMe Network Adapters
  • Micron – 2016 Innovation Leader for NVDIMM
  • NetApp – 2016 Innovation Leader for All Flash NAS Arrays, All Flash Unified SAN/NAS Arrays
  • Nutanix – 2016 Innovation Leader for All Flash Hyperconverged Systems
  • Samsung – 2016 Innovation Leader for NVMe SSD Modules
  • SanDisk® – 2016 Innovation Leader for All Flash NVMe PCIe Cards, Flash Caching Software

For individual photos and videos of Innovation Leader award winners, please visit our Leader Photo Gallery page.

Tags: ,

Category: Featured Articles

Leave a Reply

CAPTCHA * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.