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10 Top Rated Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Vendors

As the hyper-converged market explodes, CRN breaks down the highest scoring vendors from Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure report.

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6. Microsoft

Business-Critical Use Case Rank: #6

Cloud Use Case Rank: #6

Consolidated Use Case Rank: #6

Edge Use Case Rank: #6

ROBO Use Case Rank: #6

VDI Use Case Rank: #6

With an average capability score of 3.75 out of 5, the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant is a major HCI player due to its Hyper-V hypervisor and storage virtualization. Microsoft ranks sixth across the board for hyper-converged use cases with a high score of 3.86 for edge and a low score of 3.71 for ROBO capabilities.

Microsoft’s HCI offering is its Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition and the Windows Server 2019. The solution includes its Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct for server and storage virtualization integrated with Microsoft’s management framework System Center. Gartner said Microsoft should be considered by customers adopting Windows Server and Microsoft Azure.

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