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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.
Nutanix won the gold medal in execution on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software while ranking second in vision. The San Jose, Calif.-based company provides HCI software and data services for on-premises and public cloud. Nutanix’s software is supported on Nutanix NX and specific Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Lenovo, and Fujitsu hardware offerings, as well as on third-party servers and bare-metal Amazon EC2 instances. The company has expanded its unified storage capabilities to include ransomware signatures, data age analytics and tiering to S3-compatible object storage, and added disaster recovery (DR) replication of file shares.
Strength: Gartner said its clients express “high satisfaction” with Nutanix’s software breadth and depth along with consistency of support services, thus leading to strong customer loyalty. Nutanix also provides a unified platform for multiple workloads and data services.
Weakness: Nutanix HCI might not be a cost-effective solution for deployments that don’t require advanced functionalities or are not leveraging the Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor, according to Gartner. Customer traction for Nutanix Clusters public cloud is still modest.