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Arista Networks Named 2013 Best of Interop Grand Prize Winner

Citrix Receives First-Time Audience Choice Award

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Computing, a leading resource delivering in-depth content on key enterprise technologies, and Interop, the industry's premier technology event series, announced Arista Networks as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Best of Interop Awards. In addition, attendees selected Citrix for a first time "Audience Choice Award" at this year's Interop, selected from the Best of Interop category winners which included: Arista Networks, Citrix, ExtraHop Networks, OCZ Technology, ScienceLogic, Talari Networks and The Hacker Academy. Interop Las Vegas 2013 is taking place this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will conclude on Friday, May 10.  For more information, visit:


"The Best of Interop Awards is one of the highlights of Interop Las Vegas- acknowledging the unique contributions of the companies at the forefront of the industry," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager.  "We want to congratulate Arista Networks, and all participating companies, for capturing the spirit of innovation and setting the stage for continued advancements in the IT community."

"The Best of Interop Awards showcases IT vendors pushing the boundaries of technology," said Andrew Conry-Murray, editor of Network Computing.  "Each category winner demonstrates a commitment to innovation and has a compelling offering deserving of recognition."

The 2013 Best of Interop Awards winners in each category are:

In addition to these seven category winners, special recognition was also awarded to VDO360 for Best Startup.

Best of Interop recognizes some of the world's most innovative technologies across seven major categories. Nearly 150 companies submitted products for consideration and judges selected finalists based on the products they believe have the greatest potential to impact and advance business technology efficiencies.  The Best of Interop Judging Committee is comprised of 16 award-winning IT editors and analysts.  For more information on Best of Interop categories and awards, visit or read the Network Computing article here

About Interop®
Interop ® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events visit

About Network Computing
Network Computing's content adheres to the valuable "For IT, By IT" methodology, delivering timely strategy & tactics, news, in-depth features, opinionated blogs, newsletters and digital issues on an array of key enterprise technologies: backup and recovery, data center architecture and technologies, data protection, network and storage management, unified communications, virtualization, WAN acceleration, and wireless networking.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties.  Its community-focused media and events provide expertly curated content along with user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities through its proprietary, award-winning DeusM community platform. UBM Tech's brands include EE TimesInteropBlack HatInformationWeekGame Developer Conference, CRN, EDN and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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