Gartner Blog Network

More Microsoft Offerings in Magic Quadrant Listing

by Merv Adrian  |  November 2, 2016  |  Comments Off on More Microsoft Offerings in Magic Quadrant Listing

In Q3 2016, three additional Microsoft offerings were covered in Magic Quadrant reports: Disaster Recovery as a Service, Application Delivery Controllers and Application Release Automation.

Disaster Recovery as a Service makes its appearance in the MQ as a Leader first time out. Its ubiquity and appeal to Azure customers is obvious. Application Delivery Controllers and Application Release Automation both enter as Niche offerings, as is family typical with new appearances, and they reflect the resurgent Microsoft presence in application development beyond the “Windows-only” posture that characterized the pre-Satya Nadella era.

One offering slipped from Leader into Challenger: Enterprise Content Management was impacted both by Gartner’s redefinition of market criteria and by the scheduling of Microsoft Sharepoint Server’s newest release, which fell just after the window for this report.

The new quadrant of Quadrants is below – as always, bold means updated this year; italics new.slide1


Additional Resources

View Free, Relevant Gartner Research

Gartner's research helps you cut through the complexity and deliver the knowledge you need to make the right decisions quickly, and with confidence.

Read Free Gartner Research

Category: magic-quadrant  microsoft  

Tags: gartner  magic-quadrant  microsoft  

Merv Adrian
Research VP
9 years with Gartner
40 years in IT industry

Merv Adrian is an analyst following database and adjacent technologies as extreme data transforms assumptions about what to persist as well as when, where and how. He also watches the way the software/hardware boundary… Read Full Bio

Comments are closed

Comments or opinions expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributors only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Gartner, Inc. or its management. Readers may copy and redistribute blog postings on other blogs, or otherwise for private, non-commercial or journalistic purposes, with attribution to Gartner. This content may not be used for any other purposes in any other formats or media. The content on this blog is provided on an "as-is" basis. Gartner shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the content or use of this blog.