Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software
The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software is maturing with now four dominant use cases: cloud-native, edge computing, hybrid cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), according to Gartner’s new HCI software Magic Quadrant. HCI software provides virtualized compute, storage and networking from a single instantiation running on server hardware.
In terms of the overall market trends, some hyperconverged vendors are expanding deployment options to include more cloud providers with the intent to be a turnkey private or hybrid cloud solution, while other software vendors are looking to provide specific use-case advantages or high-touch regional solutions to establish an effective niche approach.
Gartner said there could be some disruption ahead in the hyperconverged software market as cloud providers like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle extend their cloud offerings to on-premises infrastructure. As of now, however, only Microsoft made Gartner’s 2021 Magic Quadrant.
CRN breaks down the nine vendors in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software who are leading the world in hyperconverged infrastructure software.