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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Servers, 2006


This new server market Magic Quadrant measures application-serving workload. Application server positioning is fueled by growing market momentum for x86 servers; Unix servers still hold viable places based on their strong installed-base legacy.

Published: 08 August 2006

ID: G00139940

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson, Jonathon Hardcastle, George Weiss, Andrew Butler, John Enck, Ian Brown

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • Addendum: Defining Technical Domains, Patterns and Services for Server Workloads
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Hardware
    • Software (for Web-Based Applications)
    • Operating Systems
    • Software Stack
    • Vendors
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Comments
    • Bull Express
    • Dell PowerEdge
    • Egenera BladeFrame
    • Fujitsu Primepower
    • Fujitsu Primergy
    • Gateway
    • HP 9000
    • HP BladeSystem
    • HP Integrity
    • HP ProLiant
    • IBM BladeCenter
    • IBM System p5
    • IBM System x
    • Rackable Systems
    • Sun Fire T2000
    • Sun Fire U/SPARC IV+
    • Sun Fire x86
    • Verari VB 1205/1505
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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