03-18-2013 11:44 AM - edited 03-14-2014 01:50 PM
Newly introduced in 2013, the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure closely examines how the market has been transformed with new architectures, new technologies and vendors specifically targeting solutions to address the changing size and density of the data center, shifts in traffic patterns and the increasing requirement to simplify network operations. Over the last four years, Gartner has observed an evolution in networking requirements, with emerging technologies increasingly focused on supporting more automation and simplified operations with a virtualized data center. The new report focuses on how vendors are meeting these emerging requirements.
“Our placement in the Visionaries quadrant validates the innovation and value Brocade® Ethernet fabrics have delivered to nearly 1,000 enterprise customers since we pioneered this industry category two years ago,” said Jason Nolet, vice president of the Data Center Networking Group at Brocade. “We are extremely pleased with Gartner’s recommendation to include Brocade VDX® switch-based Ethernet fabrics on all customer short lists for data center enterprises and large cloud providers. These solutions, based on Brocade VCS® Fabric technology, are empowering on-demand data centers around the world and, combined with advances in software-defined networking, are delivering the world’s most automated, efficient, agile and scalable networks for both enterprise and service provider customers, as well as Federal agencies.”
For more details, please review the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure Report.