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The Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards recognize the top products, technologies and services in the essential areas of technology that Modern Infrastructure covers. The award-winning tools help run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight -- whether they're used inside the data center or out.
Entrants in the Best Software-Defined Infrastructure Product category are software-only products that provide advanced infrastructure capabilities to commodity data center hardware.
The companies listed below are the finalists for the 2017 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards' best Software-Defined Infrastructure Product category.
ADTRAN MOSAIC Cloud Platform
ADTRAN Mosaic is a software-defined access architecture spanning the entire access network from the cloud edge to subscriber edge, providing support for all physical access media, whether it's on fiber, copper, coax or wireless. ADTRAN Mosaic is integrated natively with a complete portfolio of both programmable physical and virtual network functions within an open source, carrier-grade SDN controller.
Coho DataStream 2.8
Coho DataStream 2.8 integrates software-defined networking and software-defined storage on commodity hardware to offer a solution that uses the rack to create a totally new software stack that delivers true scale-out storage performance and simplicity. Coho DataStream incorporates features that address aspects required by enterprises to set up a private cloud on-premise with significant reductions in TCO.
Cumulus Linux 3.1
Cumulus Linux 3.1 delivers a multi-platform, multi-silicon 100G open networking solution, bringing 2.5 times the network bandwidth for addressing critical business issues and enabling the transition to web-scale IT with unprecedented price and performance. Cumulis Linux 3.1 allows customers to dynamically scale cloud-based resources as needed, and have better agility related to data delivering significant Opex savings in the process.
Cypherpath Infrastructure Container System
The Cypherpath Infrastructure Container System is an Infrastructure as a File solution that provides customers with the power to model, build, deploy, run and manage data center infrastructure as easily as sharing a file. By encapsulating the full IT stack in a container, Cypherpath helps organizations transition to a modern infrastructure by building a highly-scalable, agile and portable infrastructures on top of existing investments.
Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform 2.0
Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform 2.0 that provides enterprise data centers with new multi-workload, multi-cloud and multi-tier capabilities. Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform Version 2.0 aims to solve the problem of data portability with enhancements that provide data locality, availability, and replication features across any public cloud. It can also support multiple public cloud vendors, such as AWS, Azure and Google.
DC/OS combines the resource-aggregation and scheduling power of Apache Mesos with cutting-edge container orchestration capabilities -- including for Docker containers -- resulting in highly optimized, automated and available shared infrastructure. DC/OS also lets users install complex distributed systems with a single click or command, as well as tools like Jenkins and third-party software ranging from databases to serverless computing platforms.
Tintri VM Scale-out Software
Tintri VM Scale-out is software that enables modern scale-out architecture and analyzes a million data points collected every 10 seconds from thousands of VMs to optimize VM distribution across an organization’s entire Tintri storage pool. Tintri enables customers to start with a small storage configuration and grow it incrementally to a very large environment.
Weaveworks Weave Net
Weave Net implements a “micro SDN,” providing containerized applications with a simple network and full service discovery, requiring zero configuration or coding, and with no external dependencies. Its unique Internet-style approach provides a network of cooperating, independent Weave routers that avoid any dependency on central databases or cluster stores for production container networks.