The annual NetApp Innovation Awards recognise customers that leverage the storage and data management company's technology to make IT productive and essential to business.
Citrix won the Go Beyond category after deploying NetApp all-flash arrays into its software development process.
Nexon Asia Pacific was named as Pioneer for the Agile Business Cloud (ABC), powered by NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP.
CoreLogic RP Data was recognised for Visionary Leadership as it deployed NetApp flash technology that the company said enabled the acceleration of product offerings to financial institutions.
The Innovator of the Year award recognises an honouree from each of three of global geographies. eBay was recognised as part of the Americas for its deployment of NetApp all-flash systems.
ING Direct was honoured as part of Asia Pacific (APAC). According to NetApp, the company reduced time to market by 50 per cent due to its deployment of FlexPod technology that NetApp said streaming the dev/test-to-production environment.
For Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA), the winner was Virdata, a Technicolor Company that provides businesses with Cloud-based connectivity, Big Data analytics services and tools to experiment with new forms of data collection points such as sensors and connected devices.
Judges on the 2015 panel included The Enterprise Strategy Group practice director and senior analyst, Mark Peters, Vorto Consulting principal and co-founder, Deborah Perry Piscione and Forbes Media chief insights officer, Bruce Rogers.Winners are to be honoured during an awards ceremony at the NetApp Insight event in Las Vegas on October 13, 2015.