The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 2018 The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up by Naveen Chhabra September 25, 2018 LICENSED FOR INDIVIDUAL USE ONLY FORRESTER.COM This PDF is only licensed for individual use when downloaded from forrester.com or reprints.forrester.com. All other distribution prohibited. Why Read This Report In our 36-criterion evaluation of software-based hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Cisco, DataCore, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, Maxta, NetApp, Nutanix, Pivot3, Scale Computing, Stratoscale, and VMware — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor scored on the criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals can use this evaluation to select the right partner for their needs. Key Takeaways Nutanix, VMware, HPE, And Cisco Lead The Pack Forrester’s research uncovered a market in which Nutanix, VMware, HPE, and Cisco are Leaders; Pivot3, Scale Computing, Maxta, NetApp, and Stratoscale are Strong Performers; and Huawei and DataCore are Contenders. I&O Pros Are Looking For Reliability, Scalability, And Ease Of Operation The HCI market is growing because more I&O professionals see hyperconverged infrastructure as a way to address their top challenges. This market growth is in large part due to the fact that I&O pros increasingly trust HCI providers to act as strategic partners, advising them on top infrastructure-related decisions. Reliability, Scalability, And Ease Of Operation Are Key Differentiators As previous-generation technology becomes outdated and less effective, improved scalability, reliability and ease of operation will dictate which providers lead the pack. Vendors that provide a reliable, scalable infrastructure that I&O pros can easily manage themselves will position their firms to deliver successfully to their customers.
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