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VMware, Nutanix Battle For HCI Software Supremacy: Gartner
Here are the nine world-leading vendors that made Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, including Nutanix, VMware and Microsoft.
Niche Player: Huayun Data Group
Huayun Data Group ranks in last place for both execution and vision on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. The China-based company’s Archer OS and Maxta HCI software focus on hybrid cloud, edge and virtual desktop infrastructure. Huayun Data Group’s HCI software solution has been enhanced with ArIQ, which provides automated operational monitoring service and analytics.
Strength: Huayun Data Group sells its HCI software solutions as one-time perpetual licenses requiring no additional payments for license renewal. Gartner said when bundled with Archer CloudManager, Huayun’s HCI enables the management of VMs and Kubernetes running on a private server cluster, in a public cloud, on secondary storage or bare metal.
Weakness: Huayun Data Group currently has a limited install base, channel and sales partnerships outside of China. The company’s use of both Archer OS and Maxta HCI brands for different countries may be confusing for customers seeking a common solution across multiple geographies.