Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization
Product Offering: 2.41
Market Presence: 1.00
Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization (RHHI-V) version 1.7 received the lowest Product Offing grade in Forrester’s report with a score of 2.41. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization also ranked the lowest in Strategy and Market Presence with scores of 2.46 and 1.00, respectively.
The Raleigh, N.C.-based company, which is part of IBM, did received a score of 4.34 for customer feedback along with a 3.60 for storage functions. Red Hat’s hyperconverged software had low scores in installed based, channel and technology partners, product strategy, solution scalability and manageability and ease of operations.
“Despite Red Hat‘s wide customer base, RHHI-V hasn’t gained significant momentum because of a limited support matrix. While it provides a strong combination of hypervisor and OS, its capabilities are limited, especially around resiliency, QoS, scale, ease of operations, and security-related requirements,” said Forrester. “Red Hat suffers from two distinct competing product lines. … RHHI-V on its Red Hat Linux, KVM, and Gluster Storage and the second, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud.”