Cisco ACI has been making waves in the industry since its launch in Nov 2013. At Interop, Las Vegas in April 2014, Cisco Nexus 9516 bagged the Best of Interop award in Data Center category. Following on the heels of this success, at the Ethernet Summit yesterday, Cisco bagged two prestigious IT Brand Pulse Innovation leader awards, in the SDN category, one for the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) and the other  for the SDN ASICs


Frank Berry, CEO and Senior Analyst at IT Brand Pulse, speaks eloquently about how Cisco ACI is winning the hearts and minds of the IT community since its announcement in Nov 2013 – Establishing early incumbency in SDN space,  Cisco also swept all other innovation leader awards in SDN virtual switch and SDN switch categories.

Cisco also bagged two new Market leader titles in Ethernet Top of Rack switches and Enterprise Network OS, in addition to retaining for the fourth straight year, the Market leader title in Ethernet Core switches. Cisco was named the overall winner for Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service and Support, and Innovation.

For more details on Cisco’s Innovation leader awards across 7 Data Center categories visit www.itbrandpulse.com


Ravi Balakrishnan

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Datacenter Solutions