Hyper-converged Infrastructure: Business Growing, But Industry Shakeout May Be Starting
The hyper-converged infrastructure marking is one that is enjoying hyper growth. In June IDC estimated that sales of hyper-converged infrastructure offerings grew 64.7 percent annually during the first quarter of 2017 to reach $665.1 million.
At the same time, the hyper-converged infrastructure market may be starting to consolidate. One of the key players, SimpliVity, was acquired this year by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. And the technology of one of the up-and-comers in the hyper-converged infrastructure business, Atlantis Computing, was in July acquired by Hive-IO, a New York-based developer of software-defined infrastructure technology.
As the industry grows up, CRN here is highlighting 19 new offerings vendors in the space. These devices all integrate at least two IT resources – compute, storage or networking – along with unified management, and which can be used to run general purpose applications. To see what is available, turn the page.