Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking

Published: 24 April 2014

ID: G00262141

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman, Andrew Lerner, Mark Fabbi

Summary

Data center networking requirements have evolved rapidly, with emerging technologies increasingly focused on supporting more automation and simplified operations in virtualized data centers. We focus on how vendors are meeting the emerging requirements of data center architects.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • What's Changed?
  • What Is Required in New Data Center Networks?
  • Application Changes
  • Long-Term Innovation and Choice

Magic Quadrant

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

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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