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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.

Niche Player: DataCore Software

DataCore Software’s SANsymphony HCI is primarily for mission-critical, core IT and edge use cases. During the past 12 months, DataCore has boosted its scalability capabilities and integration with backup software and improved its predictive analytics platform, DataCore Insight Services. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based DataCore Software ranks in last place for both execution and vision on Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software.

Strengths: DataCore is a pioneer in storage virtualization. The company provides a strong set of data services and price-competitive, scaled-down offerings including a two-node configuration for ROBO computer rooms and edge deployments.

Weaknesses: DataCore HCI installations are generally smaller than those of its competitors as the company focuses on midmarket enterprises. DataCore doesn’t support one-click upgrades, making its upgrade process more complex than others.

 

 
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