Free Report for IT Decision Makers on the DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise HCI Providers
OMAHA, Neb., (August 17th, 2023) – DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise HCI Providers Report. DCIG evaluated thirty eight companies that offer hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliances across four different categories. This report provides guidance on the TOP 5 providers organizations should consider for HCI appliances. The report is available for free download.
HCI Characteristics and Benefits
The term ‘hyperconverged infrastructure’ was first popularized over a decade ago as a new paradigm for data center infrastructure. Traditionally, the three pillars of the data center architecture are compute, storage, and networking. These infrastructure stacks require time, labor, and expense to size, deploy, manage, and integrate. Further, organizations must allocate funds for specialists in these three areas. Hyperconverged infrastructures collapse these three pillars into a single system that simplifies IT infrastructure deployment and ongoing management.
A few ways HCI solutions benefit IT organziations include:
Cost savings. By consolidating IT infrastructure onto a unified platform, enterprises reduce the physical space needed when compared to legacy approaches for infrastructure deployment. Less physical space results in a smaller footprint and decreased energy costs. Simplified management combined with automation features can lead to lower labor costs for IT administration.
Administrative savings. Because HCI infrastructure combines compute, storage, and networking into a single platform, IT infrastructure becomes simpler. For distributed enterprises, HCI solutions allow one person to administer a broad set of data center services across hundreds and thousands of nodes from a single interface. Further, the design goal of HCI software interfaces intends the IT generalist to support their organization, reducing the need for specialized certifications.
Edge infrastructure. The ability to provide a consolidated IT infrastructure at remote locations brings many benefits, including small footprints, remote management, high availability, scalability, and cost savings. HCI vendors commonly ship their appliances preconfigured and preintegrated with the HCI software and hypervisor of the customer’s choosing. Preconfigured appliances save IT teams time as they can rapidly deploy edge infrastructure as a plug-and-play solution.
HCI supports the widest variety of workloads IT organizations rely on to provide digital services to their organizations. The full report provides an extensive list of HCI’s benefits and its common use cases.
The 2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise HCI Providers Report
In preparing this report, DCIG evaluated thirty-eight vendors offering HCI appliances across four different categories. The general feature categories evaluated include:
• Deployment capabilities
• Data protection and security
• Product and performance management
• Technical support and warranties
Based on its evaluation of these features, the following HCI software solutions earned DCIG TOP 5 award (in alphabetical order):
• Dell Technologies
• Hitachi Vantara
• Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
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 thirty-eight solutions evaluated
• Distinguishing features shared by all DCIG TOP 5 providers
• A deeper explanation of the key similarities and differences between the DCIG TOP 5 providers
• 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 Enterprise HCI Providers report are copyrighted and may not be republished without permission.
“The DCIG TOP 5 award validates our hyperconverged infrastructure’s (HCI) exceptional features, showcasing our strong offerings like an expansive partner ecosystem, flexible acquisitions, and the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Advisor, which streamlines data center management and enhances service provisioning,” said Gary Lyng, vice president of Product Solutions Marketing at Hitachi Vantara. “We are committed to delivering customized solutions for a variety of workloads and applications, leveraging our flexible, intelligent, resilient, and sustainable capabilities to empower customers with cutting-edge technology and expert guidance, ensuring maximum return on investment for HCI while fostering innovation across applications.”
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.