Huawei Servers Moved Up to Gartner's Challengers Quadrant

SHENZHEN, China, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei today announced that its servers have been moved up from the Niche Players Quadrant to the Challengers Quadrant by Gartner, the world's leading IT technology research and advisory company, according to newest release of Gartner's Magic Quadrant. Huawei believes these results confidently show that Huawei servers are receiving extensive industry recognition and that their reputation is spreading quickly.

For the 2016 Magic Quadrant, there are 15 weighted criteria that are used to rate vendors based on their relative strengths in the market. The vertical axis of the quadrant measures the vendor's ability to execute, and the horizontal axis measures the vendor's completeness of vision. Ability to execute includes the following criteria: product or service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience, and operations. Completeness of vision includes the following criteria: market understanding, market strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation, and geographic strategy. Gartner's evaluation on Huawei has been moved from the Niche Players Quadrant in 2015 to the Challengers Quadrant in 2016, and Huawei believes this is demonstrating Huawei servers' improvement in terms of execution ability and vision completeness.

Huawei is committed to innovation of server products, and has developed a broad portfolio of products including scale up, scale out, converged architecture and I/O acceleration. The recently launched Huawei KunLun server is the world's first 32-socket mission critical server and serves as Huawei's flagship product. Employing a modular architecture, KunLun brings together the most cutting-edge server technologies of Huawei. It delivers reliability and performance that far surpasses existing standard open-architecture midrange computers by leveraging Huawei's innovative reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) 2.0 technologies and processor interconnect technologies.

"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," said 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 research 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."

According to a 2015 server market share report from Gartner, Huawei servers ranked No. 4 by shipment in the global market(1), and No. 1 by rack-blade server shipment in China(2). Huawei has extended its server business footprint to over 150 countries in the world.

Source 1, Gartner Press Release " Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue
Grew 8.2 Percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2015, While Shipments Increased
9.2 Percent" March 9, 2016

Source 2, Gartner "Market Share: Servers, Asia/Pacific, 4Q15 Update" 09
March 2016


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