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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For WAN Edge Infrastructure: Cisco Makes A Comeback

Gina Narcisi

The 2020 report saw Cisco bounce back in the leadership quadrant and four more players up their SD-WAN games enough to be named leaders. Here are the vendors that made the cut.

Visionary: HPE (Aruba Networks)

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, moved from the Niche Player quadrant to the visionary square this year thanks to its offering, Aruba SD-Branch, which includes the Aruba Central Cloud Platform, Aruba Branch/Headend Gateways, Aruba Virtual Gateways, ClearPass Policy Manager and ClearPass Device Insight.

HPE Aruba is focused on distributed enterprises ranging from large enterprise to smaller networks, Gartner expects Aruba to make future investments in its Intelligent Edge strategy, small form factors for teleworkers and its HPE GreenLake service, which offers new consumption models.

Gartner warns that HPE Aruba is not as well-known in the WAN domain. However, the company‘s market presence and ranking is set to change on next year’s report since the company closed on its acquisition of market leader Silver Peak this month.

 
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Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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