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Huawei Servers Climbs to the Challenger Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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FREMONT, CA: Huawei, a provider of telecommunications services and solutions, announces that its servers have moved up the ladder in the latest Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. The company servers’ improvement in execution and vision completeness has gained them a place in Challengers Quadrant from the Niche Players.

Huawei has delivered a wide range of portfolio of products which include scale up, scale out, converged architecture and I/O acceleration. Huawei’s recent KunLun server is the world's first 32-socket mission critical server and serves as Huawei's flagship product. The server is built with Huawei's innovative reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) 2.0 technologies and processor interconnect technologies.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

The 2016 Magic Quadrant by Gartner measured 15 comprehensive criteria to rate vendors based on their strengths in the market. The Magic Quadrant comprises of four Quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Niche Players and Visionaries.

The vertical axis of the quadrant measures the vendor's ability to execute. Criterias such as product or service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations are included in the evaluation.

The horizontal axis of the quadrant measures the vendor's completeness of vision. It includes criterias such as market understanding, market strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation and geographic strategy.

Quadrant Composition

Leaders

Companies placed in this quadrant showcase their ability to execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.

Challengers

Players placed in this quadrant execute well today or may dominate a large segment, but lack visual perception of understanding market direction.

Niche Players

 These companies focus successfully on a small segment, or are unfocused and do not out-innovate or outperform others.

Visionaries

These players understand where the market is going or have a vision for changing market rules, but do not yet execute well.

Huawei’s servers have moved from the Niche Players in 2015 to the Challengers Quadrant in 2016 in the recent Magic Quadrant from Gartner.

"Huawei has been relentless in building servers that differentiate themselves by their high quality, reliability, and cutting-edge technologies, servers that are engineered by centering around customer requirements and tailored to the customers' usage scenarios," says Qiu Long, president of the Huawei Server Product Line. "Thanks to Huawei's dogged determination of investing in R&D, with over 10% of Huawei's annual revenue going to product researches and development, Huawei has been able to continuously innovate servers from the bottom-layer chips, overall architecture, engineering design and upper-layer applications, meeting the customers' requirements for a computing infrastructure of today and tomorrow. Huawei believes the move up to the Challengers Quadrant and recognition from the world's leading information technology research and advisory company demonstrates the success of Huawei servers' strategies and the strength of our market position."

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