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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Vendors Research: Top Players

June 27, 2019 / Eric Slack

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market is consolidating, with VMware's vSAN and Nutanix the dominant products. Based on the latest Evaluator Group survey, vSAN – when combined with Dell EMC’s VxRail, which is based on vSAN – was chosen for deployments or evaluations by over 70% of respondents. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform (as well as OEM products running Nutanix software) was next, cited by 45% of respondents. Although significant, and impressive, this doesn’t mean the HCI market will consolidate around these two vendors or that they have a monopoly on HCI technology. The products offered by some of the other major platform vendors have some strong technology as well. In this article, we’ll discuss hyperconverged infrastructure vendors including Cisco, HPE and NetApp; what they bring to the table; and why they should be considered. We’ll also look at two interesting independents, Pivot3 and Scale Computing, that have managed to do we...