Nearly two dozen products have been selected as Best of Interop finalists, with winners set to be announced on May 7 during the annual Interop Las Vegas conference.

The awards are judged by a panel of IT editors and analysts, who pored through submissions from about 150 companies.

The finalists selected for each category include:

Cloud Computing & Virtualisation

Brocade Software Networking Solution - Brocade

ExtraHop for Amazon Web Services (AWS) - ExtraHop Networks

Next Generation ADC Technology - Riverbed Technology

Data Center & Storage

Dell Networking S5000 - Dell

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage - HP

ZD-XL SQL Accelerator - OCZ Technology

Management & Monitoring

AppQoS - iTrinegy

EH8000 - ExtraHop Networks

ScienceLogic EM7 v7.3 - ScienceLogic

Networking

Network as-a-Service (NaaS) - Aryaka Networks, Inc.

New 7000-series Data Center Switch - Arista Networks

nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch - NetScout Systems, Inc.

Performance Optimisation & Testing

APN 3.0 Operating Software - Talari Networks

PathSolutions Network Performance Manager, Release 4.3 - PathSolutions

Unstructured Data Accelerator (UDA) Version 3.1 - Mellanox Technologies Inc.

Security

Application Delivery Firewall - F5 Networks

HackRack - The Hacker Academy

Solera DeepSee Virtual Appliance - Solera Networks

Wireless, Mobility & BYOD Support

Adaptive Radio Modules for the 3600 Access Point - Cisco

Solstice - Mersive

The Citrix Mobile Solutions Bundle - Citrix

An overall grand prize will also be given, as will a Best StartUp award and an Audience Choice Award.