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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure Servers, 2006


This new server market Magic Quadrant measures infrastructure-serving workloads, such as messaging and directory management. Market momentum has favored x86 servers in this workload for the past few years, although Unix servers still hold viable places based on their strong installed-base legacy.

Published: 28 September 2006

ID: G00143703

Analyst(s): Andrew Butler, Philip Dawson

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Operating System
    • Stack
    • Vendors
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Comments
    • Bull NovaScale
    • Dell PowerEdge
    • Egenera BladeFrame
    • Fujitsu Primepower
    • Fujitsu Primergy
    • Gateway
    • HP BladeSystem
    • HP Integrity
    • HP ProLiant
    • IBM BladeCenter
    • IBM System p5
    • IBM System x
    • Rackable Systems
    • Stratus ftServer
    • 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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