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Nutanix, VMware Battle For HCI Software Market Share Lead
The worldwide hyperconverged infrastructure software market was a two-way race between VMware and Nutanix in the first quarter of 2020. Here’s who took home the gold.
VMware, Nutanix, Cisco And HPE Lead Software Charge
VMware and Nutanix own a combined 70 percent of the worldwide hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software market as the two continue to battle for market share leadership.
In the first quarter of 2020, the worldwide hyperconverged market generated $1.98 billion in revenue, up 8.3 percent year over year, according to new data from IT research firm IDC. Hyperconverged systems have now taken over the converged infrastructure market with HCI sales now representing 51 percent of the total $3.9 billion converged system market on a global basis.
IDC offers two ways to rank technology vendor within the hyperconverged systems market: by the brand of the hyperconverged solution and by the owner of the software providing the core hyperconverged capabilities. IDC declares a statistical tie in the market when there is a difference of 1 percent or less in the share of revenues among two or more vendors. In this case, there was a statistical third-place tie for global market share between Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Here are the top four market leading vendors when it comes to providing the hyperconverged software.