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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.
Market Share: 42.4%
The virtualization superstar reigned supreme in the hyperconverged software market in the first quarter of 2020 by capturing a whopping 42.4 percent market share, up from 41.5 percent share year over year. Systems running VMware software represented $841 million in the first quarter, a revenue increase of nearly 10 percent year over year.
VMware jointly engineers alongside Dell Technologies, which owns a majority stake in VMware, the world’s leading HCI system: VxRail. In its biggest launch in years, Dell and VMware launched this week its new VxRail E-Series, which for the first time ever has AMD-based processors, as well as a new VxRail D-Series that has a starting price point of only $20,000.
The new compact D-Series is only 20 inches deep and designed for the edge to withstand extreme temperatures, sustain 40G of operational shock and operate at up to 15,000 feet. The VxRail 1U E-Series includes 2nd generation AMD EPYC professors that offer customers up to 64 high performance cores and support for PCIe 4.
VMware vSAN software is certified on around 500 server platforms as vSAN ReadyNodes and in appliances such as Dell EMC VxRail, Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX, HPE Integrated ReadyNodes, Hitachi UCP and Lenovo ThinkAgile. vSAN software is also included in VMware Cloud Foundation available both on-premises and in every major public cloud including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.