Zerto MESHundreds of senior IT leaders and technology suppliers gathered in Orlando, Fla., at the Midsize Enterprise Summit Spring 2018 conference for three days of powerful keynotes, lively boardroom sessions and, of course, abundant networking. A festive awards ceremony punctuated the event, decorating the event’s best-performing IT vendors and tech suppliers.

Vendors were honored in 14 different categories for their ability to articulate their midmarket value proposition to the event’s 200 attendees during keynotes, boardrooms and in the solutions pavilion. The winners and nominated companies are often viewed as leaders in supplying IT solutions and services to midmarket customers.

Zerto took home three MES Xcellence Awards while Scale Computing and HPE, which participates at the event with Intel, each took home two awards. The full list of winners and nominees is below. Hyperconvergence vendor Scale and Zerto took home the evening’s top awards for best of show.

Attendees were asked throughout the event to nominate and vote for companies that understood the unique challenges of the midmarket and offered effective solutions that expedited ROI. The annual awards highlight the most distinguished vendor products, solutions and presentations during the MES event.

The Channel Company hosted the awards dinner and ceremony, with Lisa MacKenzie, partner and executive vice president, and Robert DeMarzo, senior vice president of event content and strategy, taking center stage to present the awards. Fourteen awards were presented, with special thanks given to the Gartner analysts and MES Board advisors who support this event. The full list of nominees and winners is below.

Best Midmarket Solution: Hardware

Nominees:

  • Fortinet
  • HPE/Intel
  • Ruckus Networks
  • Scale Computing

Winner: Scale Computing

Best Midmarket Solution: Software

Nominees:

  • 8x8
  • Information Builders
  • Mimecast
  • Scale Computing

Winner: Mimecast

Best Midmarket Solution: Services

Nominees:

  • Brasil IT
  • Connection
  • Essential Costa Rica
  • Information Builders
  • Mimecast
  • The Comtel Group
  • Technology Evaluation Center

Winner: Brasil IT

Best Newcomer

Nominees:

  • 8x8
  • ArcticWolf Networks
  • Pluralsight
  • vCom Solutions

Winner: 8x8

Best Solution Provider

Nominees:

  • Call One
  • Connection
  • Netreo
  • The Comtel Group
  • vCom Solutions

Winner: The Comtel Group

Best Boardroom (Premier Sponsors)

Nominees:

  • Brasil IT
  • HPE/Intel
  • Information Builders
  • Mimecast
  • Scale Computing

Winner: Information Builders

Best Boardroom (Event Sponsors)

Nominees:

  • Call One
  • Cato Networks
  • Ruckus Networks
  • The Comtel Group

Winner: Ruckus

Solution Pavilion Booth Strategy (Event Sponsor)

Nominees:

  • Apps Admin
  • Cambium Networks
  • Pluralsight
  • The Comtel Group
  • Zerto

Winner: Zerto

Solution Pavilion Booth Strategy (Premier Sponsor)

Nominees:

  • Essential Costa Rica
  • HPE/Intel
  • Information Builders
  • Mimecast

Winner: HPE/Intel

Vendor Spotlight

Nominees:

  • 8x8
  • Cato Networks
  • The Comtel Group
  • vCom Solutions
  • Zerto

Winner: Zerto

Best Executive Presentation

Nominees:

  • Connection
  • Fortinet
  • HPE/Intel
  • WatchGuard
  • Ruckus Networks

Winner: HPE/Intel

Best International Vendor

Nominees:

  • ActMinds with Brasil IT
  • Cato Networks
  • DNAMIC with Essential Costa Rica
  • TOTVS with Brasil IT

Winner: Cato Networks

Best of Show (Event Sponsor)

Nominees:

  • Avaya
  • Connectwise
  • Pluralsight
  • The Comtel Group
  • Zerto

Winner: Zerto

Best of Show (Premier Sponsor)

  • HPE/Intel
  • Information Builders
  • Mimecast
  • Scale Computing

Winner: Scale Computing

*The boardroom, solutions pavilion, and best in show categories are divided into two—Premier and Event—so that vendors that participated at certain sponsorship levels could be judged equally.