Another Gartner press release?
Really? Is it a slow news day does Gartner Know Something?
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. …
It means they don't have a fucking clue what they are on about.However the equally clueless won't like to admit they don't have a clue either, so will start to use this phrase, in order to pretend they know what they are on about when talking to equally clueless people.
In short, manglement speak.
Do the products do all you'd want them to, and do they keep bringing out new stuff.
Most of these offerings are fulfilling the same needs (though in very different ways) which is why there is a vertical line on the right. Teradata is a niche product that's not going to tread on the toes of IBM's Pure, so probably shouldn't be among this lot.
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