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2019 Brand Leader Survey Report
January 2019 Brand Leader Survey
Networking Brand Leader Survey
Report
The 2019 networking brand leader surveys cover thir...
January 2019 Brand Leader Survey
2019 Networking Brand Leader Survey Table of Contents Page
Brand Leader Survey Methodolog...
January 2019 Brand Leader Survey
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• Brand Leader reports are designed to measure the pulse of brand leadership in specifi...
January 2019 Brand Leader Survey
Brand Leader Definitions
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Respondent Profiles
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Respondent Title/Job Description:
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Data Center Manager
Storage Administrator/Archi...
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Your environment is best described as:
Product Development
High-Performance Computing Dat...
Survey Results
Networking
2019 Brand Leader Survey
January 2019 Brand Leader Survey
2019
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Brand Leaders
Voted by IT Pros
100-400Gb Ethernet Switches Cisco Cisco Ci...
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Product Category Definitions
• 100-400Gb Ethernet Switches: Ethernet switches designed...
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Summary Analysis
• Cisco Dominates IT Pro Voting for Ethernet Switches
– 400G is a maj...
January 2019 Brand Leader Survey
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Packet Capture Appliances
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About the Author
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Samantha Griffin is a Manager of Brand Leader
Research at IT Brand Pu...
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The 2019 networking brand leader surveys cover thirteen networking products. This report includes the results of IT Pro voting for six categories of brand leadership for each service: Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support and Innovation.

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  1. 1. Networking 2019 Brand Leader Survey Report
  2. 2. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Networking Brand Leader Survey Report The 2019 networking brand leader surveys cover thirteen networking products. This report includes the results of voting for six categories of brand leadership for each service: Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support and Innovation. Numerical survey data is available upon request. Please contact us at info@itbrandpulse.com. 2
  3. 3. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey 2019 Networking Brand Leader Survey Table of Contents Page Brand Leader Survey Methodology 4 Brand Leader Voting Definitions 5 Survey Respondent - Title/Job Description 7 Survey Respondent - Data Center Environment 8 2019 Networking Brand Leader Survey Winners Chart 10 Product Category Definitions 11 Summary Analysis 12 100-400Gb Ethernet Switches 2019 Brand Leader Chart 13 25-100Gb Ethernet Adapters 2019 Brand Leader Chart 14 25-100Gb Ethernet Switches 2019 Brand Leader Chart 15 Fibre Channel HBAs 2019 Brand Leader Chart 16 Fibre Channel Switches 2019 Brand Leader Chart 17 Hardware Application Delivery Controllers 2019 Brand Leader Chart 18 Multi-Protocol (Ethernet/FC) Storage Switches 2019 Brand Leader Chart 19 Network Performance Management 2019 Brand Leader Chart 20 Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch) 2019 Brand Leader Chart 21 Open Networking Switch OS 2019 Brand Leader Chart 22 Packet Capture Appliances 2019 Brand Leader Chart 23 SDN / Network Virtualization 2019 Brand Leader Chart 24 Software ADC 2019 Brand Leader Chart 25 About the Author 26 3
  4. 4. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey 4 • 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 Brand Leader Survey was conducted in January, 2019. – Respondents were solicited from over 1,000,000 members of 100+ online IT groups, and from the IT Brand Pulse database of 150,000 IT professionals. – Two hundred and sixty 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 4 Networking Brand Leader Survey Methodology
  5. 5. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Brand Leader Definitions 5
  6. 6. Respondent Profiles Networking 2019 Brand Leader Survey
  7. 7. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Respondent Title/Job Description: VAR/OEM Data Center Manager Storage Administrator/Architect Executive/Management Network Administrator/Architect Server Administrator/Architect Other IT Manager/Director 7
  8. 8. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Your environment is best described as: Product Development High-Performance Computing Data Center Public Cloud/Data Center Provider Other Small-Medium Business Data Center Enterprise Data Center 8
  9. 9. Survey Results Networking 2019 Brand Leader Survey
  10. 10. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey 2019 Networking Brand Leaders Voted by IT Pros 100-400Gb Ethernet Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco 25-100Gb Ethernet Adapters Mellanox Broadcom Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox Mellanox 25-100Gb Ethernet Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Fibre Channel HBAs Broadcom/Emulex Broadcom/Emulex Broadcom/Emulex Broadcom/Emulex Broadcom/Emulex Broadcom/Emulex Fibre Channel Switches Broadcom/Brocade Broadcom/Brocade Broadcom/Brocade Broadcom/Brocade Broadcom/Brocade & Cisco (tie) Broadcom/Brocade Hardware Application Delivery Controllers F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 Multi-Protocol (Ethernet/FC) Storage Switches Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Cisco Network Performance Management SolarWinds SolarWinds SolarWinds Cisco SolarWinds & Cisco (tie) SolarWinds Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch) Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Dell EMC Open Networking Switch OS Big Switch Big Switch Arista Big Switch Arista & Big Switch (tie) Big Switch Packet Capture Appliances Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed Riverbed SDN / Network Virtualization VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware VMware Software ADC F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 10
  11. 11. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey 11 Product Category Definitions • 100-400Gb Ethernet Switches: Ethernet switches designed to deliver 100 to 400 GbE connectivity on a single port. • 25-100Gb Ethernet Adapters: Ethernet adapters designed to deliver 25,40,50, and/or 100 GbE connectivity. • 25-100Gb Ethernet Switches: Ethernet switches designed to deliver 25,40,50, and/or 100 GbE connectivity on a single port. • Fibre Channel HBAs: Server adapters used to connect a server to a Fibre Channel SAN. • Fibre Channel Switches: Fibre Channel switches designed to deliver Fibre Channel connectivity. • Hardware Application Delivery Controllers: A network device that helps web server performance by performing tasks such as: compression, cache, connection multiplexing, application layer security, SSL offload, and content switching; combined with basic server load balancing. ADCs are usually placed between the firewall/router and the web farm. • Multi-Protocol (Ethernet/FC) Storage Switches: Edge switches used to consolidate server cabling at the top of a data center rack to Ethernet LANs, NAS, iSCSI SANs and FCoE SANs. • Network Performance Management: Products that enable you to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems & outages. • Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch): Commercially-available bare metal switches with choice of merchant switch chip from Broadcom, Intel, or Mellanox; plus choice of merchant switch OS from Arista, Cumulus, Big Switch, or Pica8. • Open Networking Switch OS: Merchant switch OS used on white box switches. • Packet Capture Appliances: Packet capture and network recording appliances which include hardware and software. • SDN / Network Virtualization: allows IT managers to consolidate multiple physical networks, divide a network into multiple segments or create software-only networks between virtual machines (VMs) or containers. • Software ADC: Software that helps web server performance by performing compression, cache, connection multiplexing, application layer security, SSL offload, and content switching; combined with basic server load balancing. Servers running ADC software is usually placed between the firewall/router and the web farm. 11
  12. 12. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey 12 Summary Analysis • Cisco Dominates IT Pro Voting for Ethernet Switches – 400G is a major technology inflection point for Ethernet switching. Cisco dominated voting for brand leadership in this category, as well as for 25-100G switches and for Multi-Protocol Storage Switches. • VMware Establishes Early Incumbency in Network Virtualization – We conducted a survey for network virtualization for the first time in 2019. VMware and its NSX network virtualization product was chosen by IT pros as the leader in all six brand leader categories. • Broadcom the New Brand Leader for Fibre Channel – Fibre Channel sales are still going strong and Broadcom, through their acquisitions of Brocade and Emulex, was selected by IT pros as the leader for FC switches and HBAs. This is the first time IT pros voted for the Emulex brand over the QLogic brand from (now from Marvell). • F5 Unseats Citrix as Software and Hardware ADC Brand Leader – Citrix has been a perennial leader in IT brand leader surveys for HW and SW ADCs. In 2019, F5 unseated Citrix in all six brand categories for both types of product. • Dell EMC and Big Switch Chosen for Open Switching – Dell EMC repeated as brand leader for open switches while Big Switch was selected over Cumulus for the first time in the last 3 years the category has been covered. • SolarWinds and Riverbed Repeat for Network Performance Management and Packet Capture Appliances – Perennial winners in these product categories, SolarWinds and Riverbed again won outright, or tied for first in almost every category of brand leadership. 12
  13. 13. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey 100-400Gb Ethernet Switches 13 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Cisco Juniper Arista Mellanox Huawei Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for 100-400Gb Ethernet Switches?
  14. 14. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey 25-100Gb Ethernet Adapters 14 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Mellanox Broadcom Intel Cisco Cavium/QLogic Chelsio Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for 25-100Gb Ethernet Adapters?
  15. 15. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey 25-100Gb Ethernet Switches 15 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Cisco Dell Juniper Mellanox Arista Extreme Huawei Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for 25-100Gb Ethernet Switches?
  16. 16. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Fibre Channel HBAs 16 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Broadcom/Emulex Marvell/QLogic ATTO Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Fibre Channel HBAs?
  17. 17. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Fibre Channel Switches 17 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Broadcom/Brocade Cisco Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Fibre Channel Switches?
  18. 18. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Hardware Application Delivery Controllers 18 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% F5 Citrix Barracuda Networks Fortinet Kemp Technologies A10 Networks Array Networks Radware Sangfor Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Hardware Application Delivery Controllers?
  19. 19. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Multi-Protocol (Ethernet/FC) Storage Switches 19 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Cisco Dell EMC Extreme Networks/ Avaya/Brocade HPE Juniper Nokia/ Alcatel-Lucent Huawei Arista ZTE Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Multi-Protocol (Ethernet/FC) Storage Switches?
  20. 20. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Network Performance Management 20 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% S olarW ind s C isco R iverbe d H PE N etS cout S ystem s C A Te ch nolo gies Ipsw itch Ex tra H op Pae ssler C orvil InfoV ista A pp N eta LiveA ction S evO ne Flow m on N etw orks N iksun V iavi/N e tw ork Instrum ents O th er Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Network Performance Management?
  21. 21. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch) 21 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Dell EMC HPE D-Link Alpha Networks Accton/Edge-Core Quanta QCT Penguin Computing Interface Masters Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Open Networking Switch (Bare Metal Switch)?
  22. 22. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Open Networking Switch OS 22 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Big Switch - Switch Light OS Arista - EOS Cumulus - Cumulus Linux Pluribus Pica8 - PicOS Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Open Networking Switch OS?
  23. 23. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Packet Capture Appliances 23 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Riverbed NetShark NetScout Infinistream Solarflare SolarCapture Viavi/Network Instruments Endace EndaceProbe Savvius Omnipliance Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Packet Capture Appliances?
  24. 24. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey SDN / Network Virtualization 24 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% VMware Cisco Juniper Arista Huawei Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for SDN / Network Virtualization?
  25. 25. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey Software ADC 25 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% F5 Citrix Fortinet A10 Networks Array Networks Barracuda Networks NGINX HAProxy Technologies Kemp Technologies Other Market Price Performance Reliability Innovation Service & Support Who do you perceive as the Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation, and Service & Support leader for Software ADC?
  26. 26. January 2019 Brand Leader Survey About the Author 26 Samantha Griffin is a Manager of Brand Leader Research at IT Brand Pulse. Samantha.griffin@itbrandpulse.com

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