The Security, Networking and Edge category includes products that monitor and protect hypervisors, guest OSes and enforce security protocols; products that enhance networking in virtual or cloud networks and/or optimize virtual networks; and tools that enable organizations to build edge computing infrastructure.
Winner: vSAN RDMA over Nvidia's ConnectX-4 Lx SmartNIC
What the judges said:
Now that Nvidia has a seamless use case with vSAN, that's just going to make adoption a little bit faster. It's validated, it works, and when people start building new clusters, it just comes with vSAN validated or vSAN ReadyNodes. It's a no-brainer at that point. It will increase bandwidth for IOPS within vSAN.
Finalist: HPE, HPE SimpliVity