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HOW BIG IS THE HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET?
What’s in a number? Plenty, according to cloud computing company Nutanix. Nutanix sells hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), which combines storage, networking and compute in a single appliance. This is easier to manage than three-tier architecture, and is also an essential component on an organisation’s journey to the cloud. Nutanix no longer sees itself as a hardware company, and about 18 months ago said it will only take into account revenue from the sale of its software. Its software can be run on any x86 hardware.It has also moved to a subscription model. Other companies have done this before, such as Adobe, but few, if any, have made the jump from hardware to software subscription only.This is according to Tonya Chin, VP, corporate communications and investor relations at Nutanix.Speaking at the company’s annual .NEXT conference, held last week in Copenhagen, she said that analysts from both Gartner and IDC publish market share statistics for the HCI market, and have different ways of measuring it. MATTHEW BURBIDGE READ MORE