Editor's Choice Award: ION
ION Computer Systems, Hauppauge, N.Y., won the Editor's Choice award for its SR-71 specialty server for media, broadcast, medical, financial, and other high-performance applications, Correia said.
"The award is given to a vendor that stands out above the pack with a product that provides innovation but also strong opportunities to the VAR community," he said.
ION has developed a high-performance solution in its SR-71 that incorporates solid state drive technology into a super-fast specialty server, Moltzen said. "By combining dozens of SSDs into a single, rackable server, the CRN Test Center found this solution to be one of the highest-performing systems it has ever seen in its lab," he said.
Accepting for ION was Keith Josephson, vice president of engineering, and Paul Scheremeta, vice president of marketing.
Runner up in this category was AccelOps, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based developer of integrated data center and cloud service monitoring software.