As we continue to expand beyond our strong roots in high performance computing (HPC), SGI is also becoming a major innovator in the rapidly growing field of high performance data analytics (HPDA). So it was great news when Gartner recently placed SGI in the “Visionaries” quadrant of its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems.
According to Gartner, “the integrated system market is focused on transformational technologies or approached delivering on the future needs of end users. It is not focused purely on the market as it is today.” The report then goes on to define integrated systems as “combinations of server, storage and network infrastructure, sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined unit.”
A major role for integrated systems is delivering reliable, real-time performance for enterprise applications such as SAP Hana. Since 2014, SGI has worked hard to pioneer high-end SAP Hana appliances, and we are now a leading vendor of these advanced integrated systems.
Gartner also recognized SGI in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems in the “Niche” Quadrant. We believe this year’s move to the “Visionaries” quadrant represents a positive progression of what Gartner calls completeness of vision. According to Gartner, Visionaries “are typically vendors that are focusing on strong innovation and product differentiation, but are smaller vendors with limited reach or achievement to date, or larger vendors with innovation programs that are still unproven.”
In addition, the report notes that “in 2015, integrated system sales grew 11.2% over 2014, totaling $9.6 billion, constituting approximately 5.6% of all server, external controller-based storage and data center networking spend by the end of 2015,” we are extremely pleased with Gartner’s continued recognition of SGI as a trailblazer in this growing enterprise market.
Gartner further mentions the recent acquisition of SGI by HPE.
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, Authors: Andrew Butler, Philip Dawson, Julia Palmer, George J. Weiss, Kiyomi Yamada, 10 October 2016
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