Nutanix: leader in Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Gartner names Nutanix a leader in the “2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure”
Nutanix have been recognised by Gartner as a Leader in the inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. Hyperconvergence is making inroads in enterprises, as major system vendors acquire startups or bundle servers with HC software offerings. I&O leaders should focus on the capabilities and limitations of HCI software, which is offered by a wide range of server platform vendors via OEM partnerships.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a category of scale-out software-integrated infrastructure that applies a modular approach to compute, network and storage on standard hardware, leveraging distributed, horizontal building blocks under unified management. Hyperconverged infrastructure vendors either build their own appliances using common, off-the-shelf infrastructure (hardware, virtualization, operating system), or they engage with systems vendors that package the hyperconverged infrastructure vendor’s software stack as an appliance. Alternatively, HCI vendors sell their software direct to end users, or through resellers and integrators for use as part of a reference architecture, or on an HCI-as-a-service basis, either on-premises or in a public cloud.
- Nutanix has proven user acceptance and high customer satisfaction, resulting in repeat sales and high node counts (100+) in large global enterprise accounts.
- Nutanix delivers a robust management and self-service interface in Prism, AHV, Calm and a supporting cloud service through Xi Cloud Services (such as high availability/disaster recovery) with integrated automation and system intelligence.
- Nutanix offers flexibility in hypervisor choice with growing adoption of AHV, based on KVM, as customers seek a lower-cost alternative to VMware ESXi.
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