Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a category of scale-out software-integrated infrastructure that applies a modular approach to compute, network and storage on standard hardware, leveraging distributed, horizontal building blocks under unified management.1 More businesses than ever are adopting hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), with the hopes that it better supports and fulfills long-term datacenter and business app needs. With HCI vendors drastically increasing their offerings and services, it can be difficult for the IT decision makers of today like yourself to evaluate which one presents the most fruitful opportunity to your IT organization.
We're delighted (although not the least bit surprised) to learn that our partners Nutanix, Cisco and VMware are leading hyperconverged infrastructure boldly into the future once again in Gartner's latest review of the HCI industry.
- VMware is positioned furthest on the "Completeness of Vision" axis. VMWare picked up momentum, growing in both "Completeness of Vision," and making a huge leap in "Ability to Execute."
- Nutanix is positioned furthest on the "Ability to Execute" axis.
- Cisco holds unyielding with its position in the "Leader" quadrant as a top option in HCI once again. Cisco gained ground in the "Ability to Execute" axis since Gartner's last HCI Magic Quadrant.
For years now we've known Gartner, Inc. to be a foremost global research and advisory firm who provides information, advice and tools for leaders in IT, finance, HR, supply chain and much more. Since our inception, we've partnered with the industry's best and brightest in hyperconverged infrastructure providers in order to serve our clients at the highest possible level. This provides our team of experts the luxury of leveraging the industry’s very best products in delivering superior IT outcomes for your organization.
Gartner's Magic Quadrant: positioning tech players in a specific market.
A Gartner Magic Quadrant, or "MQ," is a culmination of research in a specific technology market, giving you a wide-angle lens in which to view relative positions of the market’s competitors.
By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, a Magic Quadrant helps you quickly establish an understanding of how well tech providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner’s market view.
The Magic Quadrant is defined by the following four axes:
- Leaders: This group executes exceptionally against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.
- Visionaries: They possess a firm understanding of where the market is headed or have a vision for changing market rules, but do not yet execute well.
- Challengers: This segment execute well or dominate a large segment, however, they don't demonstrate an understanding of marketing direction
- Niche Players: This grouping successfully focus on a small segment or are unfocused and do not outperform or out-innovate others.
Bring your IT organization boldly into the future.
Today, modern IT all across the industry landscape are transferring resources away from standalone networking, storage and server systems and pivoting towards converged infrastructure solutions that offer higher levels of automation, and by many, are now seen as the next phase in the datacenter market’s life cycle. Isn't it time you learned more about what hyperconverged infrastructure can do for your IT organization? Visit our hyperconverged infrastructure page or ask us a question to get a low-pressure conversation started.