Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant For Data Center And Cloud Networking
The networking world continues to evolve to meet the high cloud and as-a-service demands customers are scrambling for.
By the end of 2022, the number of enterprise network teams using a SaaS-based console to manage data center networks will increase by more than 10 times to over 1,500, according to Gartner’s new 2020 Magic Quadrant For Data Center and Cloud Networking. Another mega trend Gartner sees is that by 2023, more than 10 percent of large enterprises will be running on-premises public cloud infrastructure, such as AWS Outposts, in their private data centers, which is an increase from less than 1 percent in 2019.
One final trend key in the networking industry is that Gartner predicts by 2025, 20 percent of data center hardware switches will be procured via an as-a-service model -- up from nearly zero in early 2020. Cloud or cloud-inspired technologies are now heavily used inside enterprise data centers including virtualization and automation. Enterprises are searching for better programmability, automation, orchestration and data center interoperability in order to build private clouds or cloud-based data centers.
Here are the 11 market leading companies that made Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant For Data Center and Cloud Networking, along with assessments of each company's strengths and weaknesses in the space.