A10 Networks has announced that its A10 Thunder Series was named as a Finalist in the Best of TechEd 2013 awards program in the Hardware category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro. A10 Thunder appliances are Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) that provide Unified Application Service Gateway functionality by consolidating premium solution modules for intelligent Cloud services in the most efficient form factors.
The Best of TechEd 2013 awards recognize companies that offer innovative products to the industry. The judging panel reviewed more than 300 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 33 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2013 IT Pro conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Winners will be determined at the show and then announced on the show floor on June 5, 2013.
"We received more than 300 Best of TechEd nominations this year, and determining an array of finalists from that large, diverse field was difficult,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Windows IT Pro. “The mix of products and services from year to year is ever-changing and exciting, and we feel that our 33 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. For all categories, as always, our judging process involves three criteria: strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and value to customers.”
“We are excited to be part of the Best of TechEd award program with our new state-of-the-art A10 Thunder Series hardware appliances,” said Paul Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing for A10 Networks. “Microsoft TechEd gives us a great stage to showcase the unique benefits of the Thunder Series. On the expo floor we will have numerous Application Networking and Security demonstrations, including an exhibition of the industry’s highest performance DDoS protection solution, in the most compact and advanced hardware.”
Visit A10’s booth #2025 at Microsoft TechEd taking place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from June 3-6 to watch the company's live demo of A10 Thunder 6430S’s high-performance Application Networking and Security solutions, and play the Wheels of Thunder for a chance to win prizes. Attendees also can vote “A10 Thunder” for the Attendee’s Pick Award by casting votes by 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 4.