For the second year in a row, the top five finalists in 20 Products of the Year technology categories were selected by CRN editors, while solution providers rated those finalists to determine the winner. The Channel Company surveyed solution providers working with each of the finalists, asking them to rate the products based three categories: technology, revenue and profit, and customer demand. According to CRN, the survey had over 4,000 responses.
This year, the following VMware technologies were named to the list:
VMware NSX 6.3 – Overall Win
VMware vSAN 6.6 – Technology Winner
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions – Overall Win
VMware Cloud on AWS – Finalist
According to CRN, solution providers considered a number of factors in determining their ratings, including product quality and reliability, technical innovation, compatibility and ease of integration, ability to drive revenue, and fulfillment of market and customer demands.
For more details, be sure to check out the full 2017 CRN Products of the Year list.