It is difficult to point to a part of the IT industry that's growing and changing as rapidly as the market for hyper-converged infrastructure.
And while seemingly every vendor on the planet appears to be angling for a slice of the red-hot hyper-converged infrastructure market, it also seems as if the number of strategies being employed is growing by the day.
For example, while some vendors, including Lenovo and HPE, introduced hyper-converged infrastructure appliances this year, others, like Nutanix did not, and instead introduced new ways to adopt hyper-convergence in the cloud.
Storage vendor NetApp introduced its first hyper-converged solution this year, also, focusing on its SolidFire all-flash storage solution.
The variety of approaches in a growing market makes CRN's round up of the 10 coolest hyper-converged products of the year a must-read list.
Get more of CRN's 2017 tech year in review.