Free Report for IT Decision Makers on the DCIG TOP 5 Rising Vendors HCI Software Solutions
OMAHA, Neb., (May 11th, 2023) – DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Rising Vendors HCI Software Solutions report. DCIG evaluated fifteen software solutions for a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) use case across four different categories. Of these, eleven are from Rising Vendors. This report provides guidance on the TOP 5 Rising Vendors organizations should consider for HCI software solutions. The report is available for free download.
IT organizations have a number of issues to consider these days such as funding challenges, limited resources, management complexity, and providing IT services at the edge. While there is no silver bullet for meeting these issues, IT leaders look for solutions that solve problems and provide positive outcomes in many ways. HCI software fulfills these goals while addressing current IT challenges through:
Cost savings. By extending the life of existing hardware or through using commodity hardware, HCI software brings notable savings when compared to proprietary systems. Virtualizing the underlying components means organizations extract more work from the physical resources. Many organizations discover they can eliminate some software licenses and their costs through capabilities provided by their HCI software solution. Because HCI solutions are designed for modular expansion, organizations can purchase only the capacity they need in the short term and then expand the solution as needed, rather than purchasing capacity up front based on multi-year projections.
Administrative savings. HCI software vendors design their HCI software so it can be administered by IT generalists, which helps organizations overcome skill set shortages. For distributed enterprises, HCI software solutions allow one person to administer a broad set of data center services across hundreds and thousands of nodes from a single interface. Many HCI software products provide automation features, scripts, APIs, or deployment libraries to save time and money.
Data security and protection. HCI software solutions characteristically include security features to protect data from bad actors and recover data from unpredictable events. For security, HCI software often supports features such as active directory integration, role-based access controls, and data encryption. For data protection, HCI software integrates such features as snapshots, replication, or cloud tiering. HA capabilities ensure continuous availability to end users and applications.
Scalability. Data organizations look for scalable solutions that can grow (or contract) as needs require. Infrastructure managers can scale up or out their HCI solutions by adding resources or nodes. HCI software addresses data growth challenges through its flexibility to scale incrementally as needed.
Flexibility. HCI software supports a wide variety of applications and use cases. Such flexibility enables organizations to change resource allocations of compute, storage and network as needs of the business may change.
Infrastructure at the edge. HCI has moved out of the data center to the farthest edges of fixed or mobile enterprise locations. The ability to provide a consolidated IT infrastructure at remote locations brings many benefits, including small footprints, remote management, high availability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
In preparing this report, DCIG evaluated fifteen software solutions for a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) use case across four different categories. Of these, eleven are from Rising Vendors. The general feature categories evaluated include:
• Deployment capabilities
• Data protection
• Product and performance management
• Technical support
Based on its evaluation of these features, the following HCI software solutions earned DCIG TOP 5 award (in alphabetical order):
• DataCore SANsymphony
• HiveIO Hive Fabric
• StorMagic SvSAN
• Sunlight Hyperconverged Edge
• VergeIO VergeOS
The full DCIG TOP 5 report is available for download immediately at the link below. The full report contains additional details such as:
• A listing of all eleven solutions evaluated
• Distinguishing features shared by all DCIG TOP 5 solutions
• A deeper explanation of the key similarities and differences between the TOP 5 solutions
• A profile of each solution that highlights notable features that earned it a DCIG TOP 5 award..
Individuals may access the full report at no cost by following the link below.
Other than excerpts published in this announcement, the contents of the 2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Rising Vendor HCI Software Solutions report are copyrighted and may not be republished without permission.
“StorMagic is honored to be named in the 2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 HCI Software Companies research report for its SvSAN software, which is designed for the edge and small to midsized business,” said Bruce Kornfeld, chief marketing and product officer, StorMagic. “DCIG’s comprehensive assessment of the market’s best HCI solutions will help customers reach an informed buying decision in a fraction of the time.”
“I am thrilled that Verge.IO has been recognized as a Top 5 HCI solution. Our goal has always been to deliver a simple, efficient, and scalable IT infrastructure solution that is easy to use and provides superior performance and value to our customers. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the impact that Verge.IO is having on our customers’ businesses.” – Yan Ness, CEO of Verge.IO
About DCIG: The Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG) empowers the IT industry with actionable analysis. DCIG analysts provide informed third-party analysis of various cloud, data protection, and data storage technologies. DCIG’s audiences include C-level executives, IT managers, IT professionals, magazine editors, bloggers, analysts, and providers within the IT and cloud service industry.