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Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure has been released for a couple of years. This post listed all reports found from Internet since 2010. If you are not familiar with this research publication or Gartner, please see graphic below. Gartner places vendors in one of four quadrants – Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers based on their score system.

Understanding Gartner Magic Quadrant Report
Source: Gartner (July 2013)

2016

No changes on Leaders Quadrant. Fortinet got into challenger.

2015

HP spent $2.7 billion to buy Aruba on March 2, 2015.   Huawei becomes challengers.

Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure 2015

2014

In Gartner 2014 June’s Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure report, for the 3rd year in a row, Cisco, Aruba and HP Networking are positioning at Leaders quadrant, which are same as last two years. On May 19, 2015, HP completed the acquisition of Aruba Networks for a transaction value of $3 billion. In Gartner’s 2015’s report, there will be only two vendors showing in the Leaders quadrant.

Huawei, Dell and D-link lost their challengers position and become niche players. Aerohive, Acatel-Lucent Enterprise, Ximus and Avaya are in visionaries quadrant, which means they have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise (e.g., convergence, security, management or operational efficiency).

 

2014 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
2014 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure


2013

2013 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
2013 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

2012

 

2012 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
2012 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

2011

 

2011 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
2011 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

2010

2010 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
2010 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Reference:

1. 2014 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
2. Magic Quadrants and MarketScopes: How Gartner Evaluates Vendors Within a Market

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