Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking

Published: 11 July 2018

ID: G00337686

Analyst(s): Joe Skorupa , Andrew Lerner

Summary

As enterprises scale digital business initiatives, they must balance refreshing equipment and expanding capacity, while improving agility and maintaining uptime in their data center networks. I&O leaders can use this research to identify which vendors best fit their requirements.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Arista Networks
    • Big Switch Networks
    • Cisco
    • Cumulus Networks
    • Dell EMC
    • Extreme Networks
    • HPE
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Lenovo
    • Mellanox Technologies
    • New H3C Group
    • Pluribus 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 Forecast
  • Popular and Emerging Topics
  • Missed Opportunities in the Market

Market Overview

  • Market Drivers
  • Vendor Landscape Changes
  • Market Recommendations
  • Extended Market Definition

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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