IT Brand Pulse released a series of awards and survey results today that confirmed Cisco’s Market Leadership position in Network Virtualization. In a survey of IT professionals, respondents were asked to name the market, price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation leader in the category of network virtualization technology. [Note: We will be making the report available to readers of this blog post here later this week when it's available.]
Cisco won a close race with 2011 leader VMware, to take the 2012 Market Leader award, and was also chosen as the Performance, Reliability, and Service and Support leader.
Cisco is honored that once again information technologists have voted their confidence in Cisco, validating our efforts to accelerate the cloud-readiness of our customer’s mission critical applications. These IT Brand Pulse survey results reinforce our strategy of virtualization solutions that seamlessly extend the physical network and server infrastructure to the virtual domain, as well as incorporating virtual application networking services, security and orchestration into a unified framework.
These survey results which reflect market opinions are testimony to the great strides Cisco has made with its entire portfolio of network virtualization products, including the Nexus 1000V, the Nexus 1010, Virtual Security Gateway (VSG), and the availability of new technologies announced over the last year such as VXLAN.