HCI Market Heats Up
HCI Market Heats Up
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It is generating a lot of industry excitement. Gartner believes HCI will become mainstream by the end of the decade in what it describes as a ‘third wave of integrated systems in the data centre’.
Currently, the enterprise IT market is stuck in a ‘second phase’, says Gartner. One marked by the maturity of converged infrastructure and the advent of HCI for specific use cases.
Nevertheless, the HCI market is growing fast.
IDC reports that HCI sales grew 87% year over year during the fourth quarter of 2016, generating $697.4 million. This represents almost 23% of the total market value for converged systems worldwide.
According to IDC, HCI surpassed $2.2 billion in global revenue during the full calendar year (2016) – 110% higher than 2015.
Must Move Faster Than EverMoving at the Speed of Business
The drive towards HCI fills the need for moving at the speed of business. But often there’s another cost – proliferation of solutions that are managed separately. This complicates infrastructure management and operations. The final challenge is around the ‘promise’ of cloud economics. Note that cloud doesn’t save you money – it provides simplified scaling at far more granular levels, and allows you to spend the money when you need it. For these new apps and operational models, a solution is required that helps you scale capabilities as you need it.
Initial deployments have been largely focused on the midmarket, where IT organisations often lack storage expertise and are not bound to a specific storage supplier.
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