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Charting the Shifting Trends in Hyperconvergence: From HCIS to HCI (and Back Again?)

Published: 04 October 2017

ID: G00340252

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Andrew Butler


The shift toward software-only hyperconverged infrastructure is being accompanied by a pivot back toward hardware-led hyperconverged integrated systems. I&O leaders should analyze their capabilities and workloads before deciding between increased hardware lock-in or software dependency.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Importance of a Comprehensive Audit of Capabilities, Capacity and Workload Requirements
  • For Maximum Resilience, Reliability or Simplicity, Favor HCIS
  • For Maximum Flexibility, Favor HCI (Ideally When You Have the Time and Capabilities to Maintain a Closer Involvement)
  • Stay Abreast of Changes in the Marketplace to Maximize Choice

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