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VMware, Nutanix Battle For HCI Software Supremacy: Gartner

Mark Haranas

Here are the nine world-leading vendors that made Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, including Nutanix, VMware and Microsoft.

 Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software

VMware and Nutanix stand alone on top of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software as the two software superstars continue to battle for worldwide market leadership.

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.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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