Data Center Infrastructure is undergoing a tremendous wave of evolution and innovation. And companies have stepped out of the comfort zone of traditional computing and have invested in getting the best new technologies, practices and products into the market. The Impact Awards recognize the leaders primarily in the areas of mobility, storage and cloud computing. Here is a summary of the winners who excelled in their categories.

Impact Awards 2013: The Best of Modern Infrastructure for Data CentersThe winner in the category for the best converged infrastructure product went to OmniCube from SimpliVity. It is impressive because of its focus on hardware efficiencies and its capacity for deep integration into virtualized environments.

The Nimble Storage CS-Series Array was the winner in the best hybrid flash storage product category. Some of the interesting features of this product is the handling of write operations. The write operations are not written immediately to the storage, but are collected and written together in a single bulk serialized operation. As compared to traditional disk based storage, the write operations are 100 times faster in this product. This product scales to a maximum capacity of 249TB which makes it superior to its competitors. Its other unique feature is the infoSight portal that gives a comprehensive view of reports, alerts, triggers and other performance indicators that can simplify the administrators’ job significantly.

The winner in the best cloud management software category was the Cloud Manager product from Dell. This tool has all the features that are needed for a successful third-party cloud management product. The product has security features like encryption and user authentication. It also includes automation tools such as back up and recovery and autoscaling.

Amazon Web Services was the unchallenged winner in the category of best cloud computing service provider. Starting from small and medium start-up companies, this service has now gained widespread adoption amongst enterprise deployments as well. The advantages are incredible quality of service combined with a matching price. AWS is surely a market leader that provides essential services such as databases, storage, networking, application services and content delivery.

Best Enterprise Mobility Management product award went to AirWatch. AirWatch scored points in ease of use and vendor customer support as its greatest strength. It has features such as Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) which are very popular amongst its users. The app wrapping component allows users to add security to their applications without any additional cost.

The Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards has done an incredible job in highlighting the products that will create a new data center environment for the future. To get the best solutions for moving from the traditional to the modern data centers, get in touch with us at today.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.