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Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure

Published: 11 February 2013

ID: G00235303

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman , Mark Fabbi

Summary

The requirements for data center networking equipment have evolved rapidly, with emerging technologies increasingly focused on supporting more automation and simplified operations within a virtualized data center. This new Magic Quadrant focuses on how vendors are meeting the emerging requirements.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Arista Networks
    • Avaya
    • Brocade
    • Cisco
    • Dell
    • Enterasys Networks
    • Extreme Networks
    • HP
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • Juniper Networks
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players

Context

Market Overview

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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