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2018 Networking & Storage Brand Leader Mini-Report

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This IT Brand Pulse mini-report includes only market leader data from the independent, non-sponsored survey covering six categories of brand leadership—Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support and Innovation—for eleven Networking & Storage products.

The annual Networking & Storage brand leader survey was conducted in March, 2018 and respondents were solicited from over 1,000,000 members of 100+ online IT groups, and from the IT Brand Pulse IT professional database.

Complete survey data for each product category is available. Please contact us at info@itbrandpulse.com for information and pricing.

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2018 Networking & Storage Brand Leader Mini-Report

  1. 1. Networking & Storage 2018 Brand Leader Survey Mini-Report
  2. 2. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey Brand Leader Survey Mini-Report This IT Brand Pulse mini-report includes only market leader data from the independent, non-sponsored survey covering six categories of brand leadership—Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support and Innovation—for eleven Networking & Storage products. Complete survey data for each product category is available. Please contact us at info@itbrandpulse.com for information and pricing. 2
  3. 3. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey Networking & Storage Brand Leader Survey Mini-Report, 2018 Table of Contents Brand Leader Survey Methodology Page 4 Brand Leader Voting Definitions Page 5 2018 Networking & Storage Brand Leader Survey Winners Chart Page 6 Survey Respondent - Title/Job Description Page 8 Survey Respondent - Data Center Environment Page 9 Bare Metal Switch OS 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 11 Embedded Blade Server Networking 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 12 Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 13 Multi-Protocol Top-of-Rack Switches 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 14 Multi-Protocol Core Switches 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 15 Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch) 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 16 Scale-out Object Storage Appliance 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 17 Scale-out Object Storage Software 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 18 Scale-out File Storage 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 19 Servers for Software Defined Storage 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 20 WAN Optimization 2018 Market Leader Chart Page 21 3
  4. 4. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey Networking & Storage Brand Leader Survey Methodology • Brand Leader reports are designed to measure the pulse of brand leadership in specific product categories using results from independent, non-sponsored surveys with at least 200 respondents. • The Networking & Storage Brand Leader Survey was conducted in March, 2018. – 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 two IT Pros responded to this survey. – Responses were collected using an online survey engine. • In each part, respondents were provided with a product category description, randomly-listed 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. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 5 Brand Leader Definitions
  6. 6. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey March 2018 Networking & Storage Brand Leaders - Voted by IT Pros Bare Metal Switch OS Arista Arista Arista Arista Arista Arista Embedded Blade Server Networking Cisco Dell EMC Cisco Cisco Dell EMC Cisco Enterprise File Sync & Share Google Google Microsoft Google Microsoft Google Multi-Protocol Core Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Multi-Protocol Top-of-Rack Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch) Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Scale out Object Storage Appliance Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Scale out Object Storage Software Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Scale-out File Storage NetApp Dell EMC NetApp NetApp IBM NetApp Servers for Software Defined Storage Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC WAN Optimization Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco
  7. 7. Respondent Profiles Networking & Storage 2018 Brand Leader Survey
  8. 8. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey Respondent Title/Job Description: VAR/OEM Other Security Administrator/Architect Executive/Management Storage Administrator/Architect Data Center Manager Network Administrator/Architect Server Administrator/Architect IT Manager/Director 8
  9. 9. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey Your environment is best described as: Other Product Development Public Cloud/Data Center Provider High-Performance Computing Data Center Small-Medium Business Data Center Enterprise Data Center 9
  10. 10. Market Leaders Networking & Storage 2018 Brand Leader Survey
  11. 11. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Bare Metal Switch OS Arista Big Switch Cumulus Pica8 Pluribus Who do you perceive as the market leader for Bare Metal Switch OS? 11
  12. 12. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Embedded Blade Server Networking Cisco Dell EMC Fujitsu HPE Huawei Lenovo NEC Oracle Supermicro Who do you perceive as the market leader for Embedded Blade Server Networking? 12
  13. 13. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing Accelion Axway BlackBerry Box Citrix Dropbox Egnyte Google Microsoft Who do you perceive as the market leader for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing? 13
  14. 14. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Multi-Protocol Core Switches Arista Brocade Cisco Dell EMC Extreme Networks HPE Huawei Juniper Nokia/ Alcatel ZTE Who do you perceive as the market leader for Multi-Protocol Core Switches? 14
  15. 15. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Multi-Protocol Top of Rack Switches Arista Cisco Dell EMC Extreme Networks HPE Huawei Juniper Nokia/ Alcatel ZTE Who do you perceive as the market leader for Multi-Protocol Top of Rack Switches? 15
  16. 16. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch) Alpha Networks Dell EMC D-Link Edge-Core HPE Interface Masters Penguin Quanta QCT Who do you perceive as the market leader for Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch)? 16
  17. 17. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Scale-out Object Storage Appliance Cloudian DDN Dell EMC HDS Huawei IBM NetApp Quantum Who do you perceive as the market leader for Scale-out Object Storage Appliance? 17
  18. 18. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Scale-out Object Storage Software Basho Caringo Cloudian Hedvig HGST/ Amplidata IBM/ Cleversafe Nexenta Red Hat Scality SUSE Swift Stack Tarmin VMware Who do you perceive as the market leader for Scale-out Object Storage Software? 18
  19. 19. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Scale-out File Storage Dell EMC Hitachi HPE Huawei IBM Microsoft NetApp Quantum Red Hat Scality SUSE Who do you perceive as the market leader for Scale-out File Storage? 19
  20. 20. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader Servers for Software Defined Storage Cisco Dell EMC HPE Huawei Inspur Lenovo Quanta Supermicro Who do you perceive as the market leader for Servers for Software Defined Storage? 20
  21. 21. March 2018 Brand Leader Survey 2018 Market Leader WAN Optimization Array Networks Circadence Cisco Citrix Exinda FatPipe Networks InfoVista/ Ipanema Riverbed Sangfor Silver Peak Symantec/ Blue Coat Who do you perceive as the market leader for WAN Optimization? 21

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