The Baker's Dozen
The hyper-converged infrastructure appliance market has moved into hyper-speed with an increasing number of vendors entering the competition. This is especially true since VMware released its EVO: RAIL software stack, a move which allows almost any server or storage vendor to develop its own offering.
Analyst firm IDC in a late 2014 report said it considers hyper-converged infrastructure to be a fast-growing, fast-changing emerging market. "IDC expects that market forces such (as) fierce competition and buyer demand will accelerate the metamorphosis of this market into a mature market with only a few dominant vendors. ... In all likelihood, the only survivors in this market may be vendors with robust partner ecosystems and/or vendors with commercial variants of open source platforms," IDC reported.
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