SDxCentral.com has announced availability of its new 2018 Future of the Converged Data Center (CI and HCI) Report.
Software and hardware disaggregation are driving new product categories for next-generation data centers that include converged appliances, high-density servers, and software-defined storage and networking equipment. Among the hottest areas of hardware innovation are converged (CI) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms that integrate hyper- and rack-scale hardware with virtualized software stacks for compute and storage.
The report explains why CI and HCI are the hot new platforms in 2018, and analyzes the relevance of converged infrastructure to enterprise, cloud and service provider data centers. In particular, the report provides insights into the role of HCI in 5G, IoT and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC). SDxCentral research surfaces key market and technology drivers for CI and HCI, documents popular use cases, and provides an overview of cutting-edge products from leading vendors.
SDxCentral’s report also includes results from a survey conducted by SDxCentral’s research team with select members of the SDxCentral community. This report is complimentary and available for download at SDxCentral.com. Vendors who are interested in participating in future versions of this report or other reports published by SDxCentral.com should contact SDxCentral research via https://www.sdxcentral.com/participate.
Report Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Introduction: Converged (CI) and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
- Benefits of CI and HCI platforms
- Business Drivers behind CI and HCI
- The Technical Case for Converged Platforms: CI and HCI
- Categorical Definitions: Difference between CI and HCI
- Key Industry Influencers of CI and HCI Infrastructure
- Vendors Shaping the CI and HCI Market
- CI and HCI Use Cases
- 2017 SDxCentral Converged (CI and HCI) Data Center Survey
- Conclusion: Expect Growth and Differentiation in CI and HCI Platforms
- CI and HCI Infrastructure Vendors and Products
Covered Companies and Organizations
The report covers Arista Networks, Avere, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Systems, Dell EMC, Diamanti, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Vantara, Hive-IO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, NetApp, Nokia, Nutanix, Pivot3, Plexxi, Pluribus Networks, Scale Computing, Stratoscale, Teradata and VMware.