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Networking and
Scale-out Storage
2016 Brand Leader Survey
Mini-Report
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.
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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
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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?
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Brand Leader Definitions
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
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
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Respondent Profiles
Respondent Title/Job Description:
VAR / OEM
Other
Server Administrator/Architect
Network Administrator/Architect
Storage Administrator/Architect
Executive/Management
Data Center Manager
IT Manager/Director
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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
Market Leaders
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
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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
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
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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
Market Leader
WAN Optimization
Who do you
perceive as the
market leader for
WAN Optimization?
March 2016 Brand Leader Survey
16
Market Leader
Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing
Who do you
perceive as the
market leader for
Enterprise File
Synchronization &
Sharing?
March 2016 Brand Leader Survey
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bonus Question
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
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2016 Networking and Scale-out Storage Brand Leader Survey (Mini-Report)

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

  • 1. Networking and Scale-out Storage 2016 Brand Leader Survey Mini-Report
  • 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. 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. 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Market Leader WAN Optimization Who do you perceive as the market leader for WAN Optimization? March 2016 Brand Leader Survey 16
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  • 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