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Four Factors That Will Shape the Future of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Published: 20 March 2018

ID: G00346762

Analyst(s): Joe Skorupa , George J. Weiss , Arun Chandrasekaran , Santhosh Rao


The future of hyperconvergence will be shaped by four key factors — the cloud, edge computing, network automation and artificial intelligence. I&O leaders should use these selection factors to extend the potential use cases of HCI and protect their investments in the future.

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  • Prioritize HCI Vendors With Strong Hybrid Cloud Capabilities Across a Broad Set of Parameters
  • Make Network Automation, Visualization and Optimization Capabilities an Integral Part of the Selection Process
  • Qualify the Ability of Vendors to Apply AIOps to Guarantee Application SLAs and Lower Costs
  • Choose HCI Vendors for Edge Use Cases Based on Their Ability to Deliver Ruggedized and Lean Hardware
  • Final Recommendations

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