Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/20/gartner_sets_out_converged_systems_mq_landscape/

Gartner deploys new converged-systems quadragon rankings

Just two big boys dominate, say abacus-botherers - guess who?

By Chris Mellor

Posted in Storage, 20th June 2014 07:54 GMT

Gartner has produced a new and intriguing magic quadrant diagram for converged server/storage and networking systems - which it calls integrated systems. The leading supplier is VCE, the Cisco/EMC/VMware ménage-à-trois love child, closely followed by the Cisco-NetApp FlexPod system and also Oracle with its engineered systems.

Apart from Teradata everyone else is an also-ran, either niche players or challengers, as a quick perusal of the box will show:

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Gartner Integrated System Magic Quadrant

Simplivity, a visionary, told us a few things about this Gartner opus:

Get the Magic Quadrant Report for Integrated Systems here (registration required).

We did and it's well worth a read. ®