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Gartner Magic Quadrant: Who's Leading The Data Center Networking Market?

Cisco still tops the data center networking space, according to Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking report, but positions inside the Quadrant have changed dramatically.

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Who Is Who In Data Center Networking

Through emerging innovations like software-defined networking (SDN) and disaggregation switching, networking in the data center is evolving rapidly. After more than 15 years of architectural stability, research firm Gartner finds in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking report, data center requirements are changing quickly.

Unlike in the past, vendor differentiation is shifting toward software -- including management, automation and orchestration -- compared with hardware.

Gartner Research Director Andrew Lerner, who co-wrote the report, explained the study's key findings to CRN.

Although many players remain the same compared with 2014, positions inside the quadrant have changed dramatically, with Arista Networks becoming a Leader and Dell upgrading to a Visionary. Here, what you need to know about the top data center networking players in 2015.

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