SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that it has been positioned by Gartner in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the October 2016 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems.
Integrated systems are defined by Gartner as “combinations of server, storage and network infrastructure, sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined unit.”
SGI believes the move to the “Visionaries” quadrant, since last year’s position within “Niche Players,” represents a progression of SGI’s completeness of vision. According to Gartner, “‘Visionaries’ are typically vendors that are focusing on strong innovation and product differentiation, but are smaller vendors with limited reach or achievement to date, or larger vendors with innovation programs that are still unproven.”
The report notes that, “the integrated system market is outgrowing other data center segments, but the growth has been stabilized. According to Gartner statistics (see ‘Market Share Analysis: Data Center Hardware Integrated Systems, Worldwide, 2015’), in 2015, integrated system sales grew 11.2% over 2014, totaling $9.6 billion, constituting approximately 5.6% of all server, external controller-based storage and data center networking spend by the end of 2015.”
SGI as a part of HPE
SGI has been taken over in August 2016 by HPE. The explosion of data — in volume and variety, across all sectors and applications — is driving organizations to adopt high-end computing systems to run compute-intensive applications and big data workloads that traditional infrastructure solutions cannot handle. This includes investments in big data analytics to quickly and securely process massive data sets and enable real-time decision making. High-end systems are being used to advance research in weather, genomics and life sciences, and enhance cyber defenses at organizations around the world.
As a result of this demand, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), the $11 billion HPC segment is expected to grow at an estimated 6-8% CAGR over the next three years, with the data analytics segment growing at over twice that rate.
HPE and SGI believe that by combining complementary product portfolios and go-to-market approaches they will be able to strengthen the leading position and financial performance of the combined business.