OpenDaylight Project Takes Grand Prize at Best of Interop Awards

Interop Las Vegas Recognizes Nine Leading IT Products and Best Startup Exhibitor

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 2, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Interop today announced OpenDaylight Project as the Best of Interop Awards Grand Prize winner, selected from the nine category winners across key facets of IT. The Best of Interop Awards program recognizes IT companies that have made significant contributions to advancing business technology. All winners are exhibiting at Interop Las Vegas this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Interop Las Vegas concludes Friday, April 4. For more information visit:  

Interop Las Vegas - March 31-April 4, 2014 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center

"We want to congratulate OpenDaylight Project on the success of Hydrogen, its open source SDN solution, which our judges felt to be the most significant new product this year," said Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "We're excited to announce all nine of our Best of Interop category winners, and for our attendees to be able to experience these impressive new technologies first-hand in the Expo."

The Best of Interop winners for each category are:

  • Cloud: vCloud® Hybrid Service™ – VMware
  • Data Center: Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch – Cisco Systems
  • Management: NEC Unified Network Coordinator (UNC) – NEC Corporation
  • Mobility: Dell Enterprise Mobility Management – Dell Software
  • Networking: Cisco ISR 4451-X Converged Branch Infrastructure Solution – Cisco Systems
  • Performance: Avalanche NEXT – Spirent Communications
  • SDN: Hydrogen – OpenDaylight Project
  • Security: Spector 360 Recon – SpectorSoft
  • Storage: VMware Virtual SAN – VMware

In addition to the category winners, Best of Interop named Basic6 the Best Startup Company, an award recognizing the most influential exhibitor that became an independent company after January 1, 2013.

During a live poll of the audience at the keynote session Wednesday morning, attendees chose VMWare Virtual SAN as their favorite of the category winners.

The Best of Interop awards program celebrates unique solutions advancing business technology. Nearly 130 companies submitted products for consideration in nine essential categories. Prior to the announcement of the winners, the Best of Interop Judging Committee, comprised of 16 award-winning IT editors, analysts and IT practitioners, shortlisted 27 submissions as Best of Interop finalists. Finalists briefed the judges and provided product demos where appropriate, and judges then selected the category winners.

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Interop® is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world's IT community. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in India, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit

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