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2016 Networking and Scale-out Storage Brand Leader Survey (Mini-Report)

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Results of Market Leader voting by IT professionals in the 2016 Networking & Scaleout Storage annual brand leader survey.

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2016 Networking and Scale-out Storage Brand Leader Survey (Mini-Report)

  1. 1. Networking and Scale-out Storage 2016 Brand Leader Survey Mini-Report
  2. 2. Brand Leader Survey Mini-Report This IT Brand Pulse mini-report includes only market leader data from the independent, non-sponsored surveys covering six categories of brand leadership–Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support and Innovation–for thirteen classes of networking and scale-out storage. Complete survey data for each product category is available. Please contact us at info@itbrandpulse.com for information and pricing. 2
  3. 3. Table of Contents Networking and Scale-out Storage Brand Leader Survey Mini-Report, 2016 Brand Leader Survey Methodology Page 4 Brand Leader Voting Definitions Page 5 2016 Networking and Scale-out Storage Brand Leader Chart Page 6 List of Selected IT Professional Respondents Page 7 Respondent Title/Job Description Page 9 Respondent Data Center Environment Page 10 2016 Embedded Blade Server Networking Market Leader Bar Chart Page 12 2016 Enterprise Ethernet NIC Market Leader Bar Chart Page 13 2016 Ethernet Core Switch Market Leader Bar Chart Page 14 2016 Ethernet Network Monitoring Market Leader Bar Chart Page 15 2016 WAN Optimization Market Leader Bar Chart Page 16 2016 Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing Market Leader Bar Chart Page 17 2016 Ethernet Top of Rack Switch Market Leader Bar Chart Page 18 2016 Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch) Market Leader Bar Chart Page 19 2016 Bare Metal Switch OS Market Leader Bar Chart Page 20 2016 Scale-out Object Storage Appliance Market Leader Bar Chart Page 21 2016 Scale-out Object Storage Software Market Leader Bar Chart Page 22 2016 Scale-out File Storage Market Leader Bar Chart Page 23 2016 Servers for Software Defined Storage Market Leader Bar Chart Page 24 2016 Bonus Question: Contributions to Innovation in Open Server Technology (2012-2016) Page 26 3
  4. 4. Networking and Scale-out Storage Brand Leader Survey Methodology • Brand Leader Reports are designed to measure the pulse of brand leadership in specific product categories using independent, non-sponsored surveys with at least 200 respondents. • The Networking and Scale-out Storage surveys were conducted in March, 2016. – Respondents were solicited from over 1,000,000 members of 100+ online IT groups, and from the IT Brand Pulse IT professional database. – Two hundred and five IT Pros completed this survey. – Responses were collected using an online survey engine. • In each part, respondents were provided with a product category description, list of vendor choices (plus an “Other” answer choice to add a vendor, if applicable), and were asked six questions: 1. Who do you perceive as the <product category> market leader? 2. Who do you perceive as the <product category> price leader? 3. Who do you perceive as the <product category> performance leader? 4. Who do you perceive as the <product category> reliability leader? 5. Who do you perceive as the <product category> service & support leader? 6. Who do you perceive as the <product category> innovation leader? 4
  5. 5. 5 Brand Leader Definitions
  6. 6. Networking & Scale out Storage 2016 Brand Leaders Voted by IT Pros Ethernet Network Monitoring SolarWinds SolarWinds Cisco SolarWinds Cisco Cisco Embedded Blade Server Networking HPE Dell HPE Cisco Cisco HPE Enterprise Ethernet NICs Intel Intel Intel Intel Intel Intel Ethernet Core Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Ethernet Top of Rack Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing Citrix Google Citrix Citrix Citrix Citrix WAN Optimization Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Open Networking Switch Dell Dell Dell Dell Dell Dell Bare Metal Switch OS Cumulus Cumulus Cumulus Cumulus Cumulus Cumulus Scale-out File Storage EMC EMC EMC EMC Red Hat EMC Scale-out Object Storage Appliance EMC EMC EMC EMC EMC EMC Scale-out Object Storage Software IBM/ Cleversafe Red Hat IBM/ Cleversafe IBM/ Cleversafe Red Hat IBM/ Cleversafe Servers for Software Defined Storage Cisco Dell Cisco HPE Dell Super Micro Contributions to Open Server Technology, 2012-2016 HPE
  7. 7. Selected Organizations Represented in the Surveys Cox Enterprise DAIWA Capital Markets Daybreak Game (Sony Online Ent.) Detroit Medical Center Duke Univ. Research Institute EDD (State of CA) Emerson Ernst & Young ExxonMobil Fed. Home Loan Bank FedEx Ford Motor Company FuseFX Gates General Motors Henry Ford Health System HSSBC ITG J.P. Morgan-Chase Kaspersky Lab L.A. Co. Dept. of Health Services Las Vegas-County Library District LDS Church 20th Century Fox Aetna AF Group (Blue Cross-Blue Shield) American Airlines Apple Inc. Assurant AT&T ATK Averitt Express Bank of America Baylor College of Med Belden Bhabha Atomic Rsrch (BARC) Boston Dynamics BC Lottery Corp (BCLC) CA Department of Insurance Carnegie Mellon University Chapman Univ/Dodge Film School Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh Christus Health Chubb CINECA City of Los Angeles LRZ Macy‘s MassIT (State of MA) McAfee Michael Kors Milliman MIT Morgan Stanley Nat'l Geospatial-Intellig. (NGA) Nat'l Institute of Health (NIH) Nationwide Insurance NYC Housing Authority Oppenheimer & Co. Optum (United Health Group) Pacific Northwest Nat‘l Lab Premera Blue Cross Prudential Insurance Purdue University Regus REI ROMEO HPC Center Russell Investments Seneca Gaming Corp (SGC) Siemens Smith & Nephew Social Security Administration Sony Pictures Southwest Gas Corporation Southwest Research Instit.(SwRI) Thomson Reuters SunEdison Temco Services US Securities & Exch. Comm. UBS UCLA Unisys UN Federal Credit Union (NFCU) Universal Parks and Resorts University Of IL at Chicago University of Notre Dame U.S. Dept. of Defense USA ARDEC USC Marshall School of Business Verizon vRad Vonage 7
  8. 8. Respondent Profiles
  9. 9. Respondent Title/Job Description: VAR / OEM Other Server Administrator/Architect Network Administrator/Architect Storage Administrator/Architect Executive/Management Data Center Manager IT Manager/Director 9
  10. 10. Your environment is best described as: Other Public Cloud/Data Center Provider Product Development High performance computing data center Small-medium business data center Enterprise data center 10
  11. 11. Market Leaders
  12. 12. Market Leader Embedded Blade Server Networking Cisco Dell Fujitsu HPE Huawei Lenovo Oracle Super Micro Other Who do you perceive as the market leader for Embedded Blade Server Networking? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 12
  13. 13. Market Leader Enterprise Ethernet NIC Broadcom/Emulex Intel Mellanox QLogic Other Who do you perceive as the market leader for Enterprise Ethernet NIC? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 13
  14. 14. Market Leader Ethernet Core Switch Alcatel- Lucent Arista Avaya Brocade Cisco Dell/Force10 Extreme Networks HPE Huawei Juniper Other Who do you perceive as the market leader for Ethernet Core Switch? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 14
  15. 15. Market Leader Ethernet Network Monitoring Brocade Network Advisor CA Spectrum Cisco NetFlow HPE Network Node Manager i IBM/Netcool/ Precision Kaseya NetScout nGenius SolarWinds Spiceworks Viavi/Network Instruments Other Who do you perceive as the market leader for Ethernet Network Monitoring? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 15
  16. 16. Market Leader WAN Optimization Who do you perceive as the market leader for WAN Optimization? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 16
  17. 17. Market Leader Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing Who do you perceive as the market leader for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 17
  18. 18. Market Leader Ethernet Top of Rack Switch Who do you perceive as the market leader for Ethernet Top of Rack Switch? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 18
  19. 19. Market Leader Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch) Who do you perceive as the market leader for Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch)? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 19
  20. 20. Market Leader Bare Metal Switch OS Arista - EOS Big Switch - Switch Light OS Cumulus - Cumulus Linux HPE - OpenSwitch Pica8 - PicOS Other Who do you perceive as the market leader for Bare Metal Switch OS? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 20
  21. 21. Market Leader Scale-out Object Storage Appliance Cloudian Coho Data DDN EMC Exablox HDS Huawei NEC NetApp Promise Technology Quantum Other Who do you perceive as the market leader for Scale-out Object Storage Appliance? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 21
  22. 22. Market Leader Scale-out Object Storage Software Who do you perceive as the market leader for Scale-out Object Storage Software? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 22
  23. 23. Market Leader Scale-out File Storage Dell Fluid File System EMC Isilon Hitachi NAS Platform HPE StoreAll Storage Huawei OceanStor 9000 IBM Elastic Storage IBM Spectrum Microsoft SOFS NetApp Clustered Data Ontap 8.x Quantum StorNext Red Hat Storage Server ScaleLogic Scality SUSE Enterprise Storage Other Who do you perceive as the market leader for Scale-out File Storage? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 23
  24. 24. Market Leader Servers for Software Defined Storage Cisco UCS Dell HPE Lenovo Quanta Super Micro Other Who do you perceive as the market leader for Servers for Software Defined Storage? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 24
  25. 25. Bonus Question
  26. 26. IT Pros were asked, “Who contributed most to innovation in OPEN SERVER technology over the last five years (2012-2016)?”: Other VMware Red Hat Quanta Microsoft IBM HPE Dell 26

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