Alcatel-Lucent placed as "Visionary" in the Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Network Infrastructure
Feb 14, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
At a glance:
- Alcatel-Lucent evaluated as a Visionary in new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Network Infrastructure
- Visionaries have innovated in one or more key area of data centre infrastructure and demonstrated an ability to increase the features in its offering, to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today announced it has been placed as Visionary in the Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for the Data Centre Network Infrastructure" published February 11, 2013 and authored by Tim Zimmerman and Mark Fabbi. The report indicates "A Visionary has demonstrated an ability to increase the features in its offering, to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary has innovated in one or more of the key areas of data centre infrastructure, such as management (including virtualisation), security (including policy enforcement), SDN and operational efficiency, as well as cost reductions."
New this year, the "Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Infrastructure" report is the result of a growth focused on the core and data centre segments of the network. Gartner has modified its tracking of the Network Infrastructure space and series of Magic Quadrants around the networking markets to focus more on the business issues within the enterprise.
In 2012, Gartner, Inc. placed Alcatel-Lucent Enterprises Networking products in the Visionaries quadrant of its report, "Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure" published on June 13, 2012 and authored by Tim Zimmerman and Mark Fabbi.
Alcatel-Lucent continues to make strides in the market with its Applications Fluent Network approach, gaining significant wins at a diverse set of customers, including the California State University system, DHL Belgiumand Cap Gemini China.
To read the complete Gartner report, please go to: http://enterprise.alcatel-lucent.com/ dept=Editorials&page=2013GartnerDataCenterMQ
Stephane Robineau, General Manager, Networks Business, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
"Alcatel-Lucent has been focused on the evolution of the data centre for the past two years. Our efforts to simplify the data centre infrastructure have been recognised since May 2011 with the Interop Best of Show Data Centre & Storage award for our Data Centre Switching Solution which offered the most compelling design and support to build extremely scalable, high-performance, cloud-like data centre networks.
"We are excited to be recognised as a Visionary in the latest Gartners Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Network Infrastructure. Since launching our Application Fluent Network (AFN) vision in 2010, anticipating the needs for Software Defined Networking (SDN), our Network team has continuously innovated, bringing award-winning solutions to market and delivering real-world practical approaches to unleash the full benefits of virtualisation and workload automations for enterprises of all sizes."
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For more information, please contact:
Tracy Dupre Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Tel: + 1 818 878 4408
Claire Grant IBA, PR for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
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