Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Integrated Systems

Published: 02 November 2016

ID: G00298974

Analyst(s): Andrew Butler, George J. Weiss , Julia Palmer , Philip Dawson , Kiyomi Yamada


This research focuses on 15 critical capabilities and four use cases for infrastructure and operations leaders to assess product features and functions. I&O leaders should align their project portfolios with the use cases, rationalize technology and vendor choices, and standardize across use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Atlantis Computing
    • Atos
    • Cisco
    • Dell
    • EMC
    • Fujitsu
    • Hitachi
    • HPE
    • Huawei
    • Lenovo
    • NetApp
    • Nutanix
    • Oracle
    • Pivot3
    • Riverbed
    • Scale Computing
    • SGI
    • SimpliVity
    • Teradata
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Product Viability
    • Hardware
    • Baseline Criteria
    • Hypervisors
    • Containers
    • Data Services
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Stack Integration
    • Management
    • Vertical Scaling
    • Horizontal Scaling
    • Data Protection
    • Software-Defined Data Center
    • Security
    • Service and Support
  • Use Cases
    • Infrastructure Modernization
    • Infrastructure Consolidation
    • Infrastructure Agility
    • Point Projects
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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