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Gartner’s Top 10 Hyperconverged (HCI) Software Market Leaders

Mark Haranas

CRN breaks down the 10 hyperconverged software leaders—from VMware and Nutanix to Scale Computing and Microsoft—that made Gartner’s new 2020 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software.

Top 10 Global HCI Software Stars

Two vendors stood high above the rest in Gartner’s new 2020 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software as the majority of HCI software vendors battle for niche markets.

Hyperconverged software is one of the most popular architectures for enabling the hybrid cloud. HCI software provides virtualized compute, storage, networking and management from a single platform running on servers. Like public cloud infrastructure, HCI software is software-defined and API-driven, and can be managed using the same techniques to manage public clouds.

However, Gartner said cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft and Oracle Cloud ultimately disrupt the entire HCI software market by further extending their cloud offerings to on-premises infrastructure such as with Amazon Outposts, Google Anthos, Microsoft Azure Stack Hub and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

CRN breaks down the 10 market-leading companies that made Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, along with each company‘s strengths and weaknesses in the space according to Gartner. Many of the vendors in Gartner’s new Magic Quadrant made CRN’s recent 10 Coolest Hyperconverged (HCI) Systems of 2020 list.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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