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Best of Interop Awards

We want to recognize exhibitors and sponsors who have made significant technological advancements in some of the most important facets of the IT industry.

The winners in each category (Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, DevOps) will represent the products that our independent team of judges consider the most innovative and valuable for addressing real-world customer concerns. Additionally, we offer an Emerging Vendor award to recognize the best product from a company that was launched 2014 or later.

If you think your product has what it takes, please submit to the Best of Interop awards!

Vendor Perks for Participating

  • Keynote Awards Presentation: Winners receive their awards on the Keynote stage on Wednesday, May 22 for a photo opportunity with Interop’s General Manager

  • Signage: ‘Winner of Best of Interop’ sign placed at sponsor Activation Space or TechFair station will draw lots of attention

  • PR Benefits: Winners announced in official Interop press release on Tuesday, May 21

  • Social media promotions from Interop to congratulate winners

There is no fee to enter your product - these are free benefits that are built into your exhibitor package to help your company make a big impact onsite and leave a lasting impression on attendees after the show.

Dates to Remember:

  • Submissions open: April 5

  • Submissions close: April 26

  • Winners announced: May 21

Please note: All Interop sponsors and TechFair exhibitors can enter this awards program. To be eligible, the product must have been announced no earlier than May 18, 2018. The product must be publicly available or in beta testing by April 30, 2019, and must be available during the Interop TechFair. You must be an Interop exhibitor or sponsor to qualify for these awards.

Congratulations 2018 Winners


  • Linux Academy Cloud Assessments
  • ThousandEyes Device Layer
  • VMware Cloud on AWS - WINNER

Data and Analytics

  • Dataiku
  • Veriato Recon - WINNER
  • VMware vRealize Operations 6.7


  • Datadog Log Management - WINNER
  • VMware NSX-T 2.1
  • Wavefront by VMWare


  • Accedian SkyLIGHT™ PVX
  • KernelCare
  • NS1 Pulsar 2.0 - WINNER


  • Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform - SECURITY AND BEST IN SHOW WINNER
  • ExtraHop Reveal(x)

Emerging Vendor

  • 128 Technology
  • Dataiku 
  • Linux Academy - WINNER