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高德纳咨询公司(Gartner)已发布了2012年刀片服务器魔力象限图(译注:Magic Quadrant,魔力象限,版权归 Gartner 公司所有,魔力象限是以一种图形的方式来描述特定时期内某一市场的状况)。思科统一计算系统(UCS)首次位于领导者象限,也是在仅仅三年之内就提升到领导者象限了。
关键词: 市场份额 思科 刀片服务器

Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers

刀片服务器市场的魔力象限
Andrew Butler, George Weiss

安德鲁·巴特勒,乔治·韦斯

March 5, 2012 Report number: G00225510

201235日;报告号:G00225510

Overview

概述

Gartner has published the 2012 Blade Server Magic Quadrant. Cisco UCS is in the Leader quadrant for the first time and has achieved the ascension to the Leader quadrant in only three years..

高德纳咨询公司(Gartner)已发布了2012年刀片服务器魔力象限图(译注:Magic Quadrant魔力象限,版权归 Gartner 公司所有,魔力象限是以一种图形的方式来描述特定时期内某一市场的状况)。思科统一计算系统(UCS)首次位于领导者象限,也是在仅仅三年之内就提升到领导者象限了。

Overall, Gartner provides a fair and balanced view on Cisco’s movement into the Leader quadrant. HP remains the highest positioned vendor in the Leader quadrant over IBM, Cisco and Dell.

总的来说,对于思科移动到领导者象限,高德纳咨询公司提供了一个公平和平衡的看法。惠普在领导者象限中仍然是超过了IBM、思科和戴尔,而高居榜首的供应商。

As in all MQs, Gartner provides an overview of each competitive vendor and highlights the Gartner perception of Strengths and Cautions. Butler and Weiss note: “This Magic Quadrant for blade servers focuses on a market that is becoming ever more complex and diverse, due to the convergence of related modular form factors, a fast-growing interest in fabric-based infrastructure and the influence of cloud computing on buying behavior.”

就像在所有的标准中,高德纳咨询公司提供每个竞争友商的概览,强调高德纳洞察力的强项和告诫。巴特勒和韦斯提到:“刀片服务器的魔力象限聚焦于一个越来越复杂和多样化的市场,是由于相关模块化的形式因素的收敛性、对聚合式基础设施快速增长的兴趣以及云计算在购买行为中的影响力等原因。”

Gartner also highlights marketshare strength or weaknesses of each vendor and notes the emergence of Cisco’s market presence since 2009: “Cisco's entrance into the market is causing re-evaluations among the installed bases and channels of established blade market vendors. Cisco now claims 18% of the North American market share (although Cisco's blade server business is still rather skewed toward the Americas, and the market share is not consistent across geographies). In the first three quarters of 2011, we calculate Cisco's global market share at 7.9% units and 10.8% revenue (compared with 9.4% and 7%, respectively, for Dell).”

高德纳咨询也强调了每家供应商的市场占有率的强弱,也说明了思科从2009年开始的市场表现的崛起:“思科进入市场造成了(IT基础架构)Installed Bases和已有刀片服务器供应商渠道的重估。思科目前生成拥有北美市场份额的18%(尽管思科刀片服务器的生意仍偏向于美洲市场,但市场份额并不是始终一致能跨区的)。在2011年的头三个季度中,我们预计思科的全球市场份额按设备单位算占到7.9%,按收益算是10.8%(相对于戴尔,按设备单位算是9.4%,按收益算是7%)。”

Commentary

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Cisco Overview

思科概览

While maintaining a strong and viable presence in the networking infrastructure of most data centers, Cisco's track record as a blade server vendor is relatively young. The company entered the market in 2009 via technology gained as a result of acquiring switch vendor Nuova (which was already funded by Cisco at the time to develop the Unified Computing System (UCS) platform and Top-of-Rack (ToR) technology). Cisco's UCS is highly innovative, and is targeted at highly integrated and virtualized enterprise requirements, along with a growing focus on cloud and other service providers.

虽然在绝大多数数据中心的网络设备中,思科保持了一种强而有力的表现,但思科在刀片服务器供应商的业绩记录是相对新兴的。该公司通过收购交换机供应商Nuova(这家公司已由思科同时投资用于开发统一计算系统(UCS)平台以及机柜顶端(ToR)技术)的结果,进而已技术手段2009年进入了市场。思科统一计算系统是高度创新的,而且是以高度集成以及虚拟化企业需求,以及关注日益增多的云计算和其它服务提供商为目标的。

The UCS architecture differs from that of other vendors by deploying the ToR switch as a management server, which is able to assign virtual personalities to the blades that become automatically provisioned on installation. Other vendors need to deploy a sub network to achieve a similar result.

思科统一计算系统的架构与其他供应商通过部署机柜顶端交换机作为管理服务器不同的是,它能够指定虚拟人格到刀片上,自动预分配安装。其他供应商需要配置一个分网络来实现同样的结果。

UCS, therefore, becomes a form of integrated system where part of the total platform is networking-based, rather than computing-based. While blades represent most UCS shipments, Cisco has a strategy to extend UCS Manager to include blades and racks, eliminating management barriers between form factors.

统一计算系统,因此,成为了一种集成系统,其中整个平台的一部分是基于网络的,而非基于计算的。然而刀片代表了大多数统一计算系统的出货量,思科策略性的扩展包括刀片和机架在内的UCS管理者,排除了形式因素中的管理障碍。

Cisco's growing server market viability continues to test the relationship between it and most other server vendors. The company is a founding member of the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) alliance, which has developed into a joint venture funded primarily by Cisco, EMC and VMware, with additional minority funding from Intel. VCE is responsible for engineering a vertically integrated solution based on UCS called Vblock that targets multiple workload requirements for a highly integrated converged infrastructure platform.

思科日渐增长的服务器市场前景持续检验着它与所有其他服务器供应商的关系。该公司是虚拟计算环境(VCE)联盟的一位创始会员,该联盟已经发展成为一个主要由思科、EMCVMware投资,另外少数资金由英特尔提供的合资企业。针对高度集成的融合式基础架构平台的多重工作量要求,VCE公司负责设计基于UCS的虚拟集成方案,称作Vblock

Cisco has also developed similar vertically integrated solutions with NetApp (FlexPod), Citrix (VXI) and other vendors to target specific, end-user workload and application needs.

思科也与美国网域(NetApp) (FlexPod)、思杰公司(Citrix)的(VXI)和其它供应商针对特殊要求、终端用户工作量以及应用需求开发了类似的垂直集成的方案。

While still relatively new to this market, Cisco has created a great deal of awareness, and is aggressively driving its Gartner, Inc. blade strategy to increase wallet share in accounts where Cisco has established a strong influence. Cisco has started to openly disclose its UCS results during 2011, and over the first three quarters of 2011, achieved a clear No. 3 market position in North America that contributed 65% of total revenue in 2Q12 (Cisco and Dell compete for global third place in blade shipments based on units and revenue).

同时对这一市场相对较新的事情是,思科已创造了大量的知名度,也在积极推进高德纳咨询公司的刀片策略用于增加应收的份额,而这其中,思科已建立了强大的影响力。思科已公开披露2011年统一计算系统的结果,而且在2011年的头三个季度,已明确实现北美市场第三的市场地位,占到2012年总收入的65%(思科和戴尔基于设备单元以及收入,来竞争刀片出货量的全球第三的位置)。

Strengths:

优势:

? Cisco is a global corporation with a presence in most data centers, due to its strong market share in networking.

思科在绝大多数数据中心均有不错表现的跨国公司,由于它在网络产品中的强大市场份额。

? UCS is a fabric-enabled, enterprise-class platform with good integration of networking, virtualization, management tools and storage.

统一计算系统是可聚合、企业级的平台,拥有优秀的网络、虚拟化、管理工具和存储的集成性。

? Solutions like Vblock and FlexPod provide Cisco with cross-selling opportunities to the broader, combined installed bases of partner organizations, such as EMC, NetApp, Citrix and VMware.

VblockFlexPod的解决方案令思科获得了更广泛、组合式的基础架构的合作伙伴厂商的交叉销售的机会,如EMC美国网域、思杰以及威睿。

? Cisco has strong partnerships with virtualization and management tool vendors, as well as the emerging categories of cloud and other service providers.

思科也和虚拟化和管理软件供应商,以及新兴类别,如云计算以及服务供应商等中拥有强大的合作伙伴关系。

Cautions:

值得注意的事:

· Despite a strong data center pedigree, Cisco has to work to overcome a lack of server product history, server market track record and installed base to leverage.

尽管在数据中心有不错的历史,但思科必须努力克服缺乏服务器生产的历史,克服缺乏服务器市场业绩记录和基础架构到平衡状态。

* The company's strategy is dependent on alliances with management tool vendors and storage vendors to create a complete offering.

* 该公司的策略是依赖于管理工具供应商和存储供应商的联盟以创造完整的解决方案。

* Strategic alliances with key OS and application vendors are relatively untested in an environment where Cisco is a server vendor.

* 与关键操作系统和应用程序提供商的战略联盟是一种相对未经考验的环境,其中思科是服务器供应商。

* Cisco has not yet established a recognized presence in the rack-optimized server market; this limits its perceived addressable reach primarily to the blade market, rather than the broader market scope of more established server vendors with more extensive product portfolios.

* 思科尚未在机架最佳化的服务器市场建立能被人认可的表现,这就限制了它首先在刀片市场的可触及的范围,而不是更广泛的与市场更知名的服务器供应商做更广泛的产品组合。

Accessing the Report

访问报告

Access to the full text of Gartner's research is available only to named seat-holders who can access the document here:

仅对指定注册用户开放访问高德纳公司研究报告的全文,请访问文章链接如下:

http://my.gartner.com/resources/225500/225510/magic_quadrant_for_blade_ser_225510.pdf?li=1

In addition, Cisco has acquired posting rights for the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers and it will be posted at various Cisco internal and external venues. As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

另外,思科也获得了公布2012年高德纳刀片服务器的魔力象限的权利,本文能被多方面的思科内部和外部场合转载。与此同时,如有问题,不要犹豫敬请发问。

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