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February 2, 2011  5:23 PM

Data center fabric convergence: Many take the iSCSI route



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
converged networks, data center networks, FCoE, Gartner, iSCSI, NAS, Networking, Storage

Apparently attendees at Gartner's Data Center Summit held in Las Vegas last month weren't too enthusiastic on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as an avenue toward data center network convergence. In a...

December 3, 2010  5:42 PM

Magic Quadrant for application delivery controllers: Radware ascends, newbies arrive



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
ActivNetworks, alteon, application delivery controllers, Aptimize, Cisco, Citrix, F5, Gartner, Magic Quadrant, Networking, radware, Strangeloop

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for application delivery controllers has a few new faces this year and a new leader. 


September 8, 2010  4:19 PM

Some more advice on using commodity switches at the LAN access layer



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
access layer, budget, Gartner, Local Area Network, Networking

Last week I wrote a story about how some enterprises save money by using commodity network switch vendors at the access edge of their local area networks. These low-cost vendors use...


July 16, 2010  4:49 PM

Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control: Crowded, but leaders stand alone



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Avenda Systems, Bradford Networks, Cisco, Enterasys, ForeScout, Gartner, HP Networking, InfoExpress, Juniper, Magic Quadrant, Network access control, Network security

Gartner's 2010 Magic Quadrant for network access control (NAC) is remarkably crowded for a market that reportedly generated just $200 million in annual...


June 18, 2010  5:07 PM

2010 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN: Few changes for a rapidly evolving industry



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
10 Gigabit Ethernet, 3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, data center networks, Enterasys, Extreme Networks, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, Force10, Gartner, HP Networking, IP telepony, Juniper, LAN, Magic Quadrant, mergers & acquisitions, NAC, Networking, nortel, wireless LAN

Gartner rolled out a new Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN this month and it looks remarkably similar to last year's, even though Gartner itself acknowledges that the network switching industry is...


May 26, 2010  5:25 PM

Looking to beat a dead horse? There’s a NAC for that



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Gartner, Network access control, Network security, Trusted Computing Group

Network World this week published a brutal takedown of the network access control industry, called "NAC: What went wrong?" Consultant Joel Snyder wrote the article after...


October 22, 2009  6:38 PM

Gartner and the Magic Quadrant: Send in the lawyers



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analysts, Gartner

This is a story of a small-time vendor who, after...


October 14, 2009  7:01 PM

More love lost for Gartner



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analyst, Gartner

As a follow-up to my post on analyst integrity, here is a rather visceral rant against Gartner from...

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October 9, 2009  8:38 PM

Industry analysts: A problem of integrity



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analysts, Gartner

Gartner VP and distinguished analyst Tom Bittman wrote a passionate rant on his blog yesterday defending his and his coworkers' integrity as analysts.

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May 6, 2009  1:31 AM

Shocker! Cisco leads the pack in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise LAN



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys, Ethernet, Extreme Networks, Force10, Foundry, Gartner, HP ProCurve, Juniper, Juniper Networks, LAN, Local Area Network, nortel, switches

When I saw that Gartner had published a new Magic Quadrant for enterprise local area network (LAN) infrastructure, I knew one thing was for certain. Cisco Systems would be THE leader in the market. The...


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