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By Herman RuttenOctober 2018Market analysis andplatform comparisonWHATMATRIXLANDSCAPEREPORTSOFTWARE DEFINED STORAGEAND HYPERCONVERGEDINFRASTRUCTURE 2018
2© 2018 WhatMatrix Ltd. Opinions reflect judgment at the time of writing and are subject to change.WhatMatrix, WhatMatrix Score and WhatMatrix Market Dynamics are trademarks of WhatMatrix Ltd. All other trademarksare the property of their respective companies. Unauthorized copying or distributing is a violation of copyright law.SDS/HCI has gained in maturity. Almost everyplatform in the comparison with an activedevelopment cycle has crossed the 70% scorebarrier. These platforms now have a baselineof native capabilities that are comparable totraditionalenterprisestorageplatforms,andsometimes even go beyond. SDS/HCI customerbase numbers are also still rising across theboard and the 15,000 customer-mark for a singletechnology has already been breached.SDS/HCI itself has become transformative.Already new architecture types have appeared thatchallenge the very definition of SDS/HCI. This canbe considered a step forward as existing SDS/HCIarchitectures are exhibiting some foundationallimitations and weak-spots that need to beaddressed. It also forces vendors to rethink theirimplementation of the SDS/HCI concept and re-embrace the key principle of simplicity.“Best” is in the eye of the beholder. It becomesincreasingly important for end-user organizationsto identify exactly what benefits they are lookingfor during early pre-procurement stages. Althoughmany SDS/HCI solutions seem very similar at firstglance, they often have their own particular set ofpros and cons that can also differ depending onthe unique situation and goals.Hybrid cloud is the next step. Most SDS/HCIplatforms have evolved to a stage where theyqualify for adoption in a private cloud ecosystem.Many vendors have now targeted full-featuredhybrid-cloud scenarios as the logical next step.In order to bridge the gap between privateand public clouds and to provide a seamlessexperience at the same time, SDS/HCI solutionsneed to be able to be fully deployed on top ofnative public cloud infrastructures.Focus on demanding enterprise applicationworkloads. With a proven install base for workloadsthat have low and medium requirements, SDS/HCI vendors will start to expand their horizon bysupporting modern high-demanding enterpriseworkloads. In order to prove that they can meeteven the most rigorous requirements, they willformally validate their solution whenever possible.Increasedcompetitionwillcausemorecasualties. Now that all of the establishedenterprise vendors have adopted their ‘weaponof choice’ either by acquisition or internaldevelopment, the SDS/HCI war is likely to heatup. Existing SDS/HCI platforms have to battle onmultiple fronts: against their brethren, againstmodernizedtraditionalenterprisestorageofferings (don’t discard these just yet!), andagainst new start-ups that have the opportunity

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Term
Winter
Professor
ERIQUE SIQUEIRA
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Data Management, dell emc

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