Many IT leaders prefer to buy their application infrastructure software from a single vendor. Â When I was at Burton Group, Anne Thomas Manes and I called the providers delivering comprehensive offerings ‘super-platform vendors’. Â Â In a recent report, Gartner helps teams understand the trade-offs associated with the super-platform vendor strategy, and summarizes the strengths and cautions of comprehensive application infrastructure vendors.
Providing a who’s who in the vendor market, this research offers basic profiles for vendors that qualify to provide a comprehensive set of application infrastructure supporting an organization’s projects in the next three to five years.
Gartner cites WSO2 as a visionary in all three Magic Quadrants for Application InfrastructureÂ including SOA Application Projects, Systematic Application Integration Projects, and Systematic SOA Infrastructure Projects. Of the vendors listed as options in the Comprehensive Application Infrastructure report,Â WSO2 is the only open source vendor included.
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While at Burton Group, Anne and I advised clients on how to navigate the best-of-breed vendor versus super-platform vendor choice. Â An amazing aspect of the WSO2 application infrastructure platform is the breadth and depth of application infrastructure capabilities.
Before you set your championship plans for this year, view the Gartner report and train for the open source majors.