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Tech CEOs Should Capitalize on Increasing HCI Software Adoption

Published: 15 August 2019

ID: G00439836

Analyst(s): Naveen Mishra


The HCIS (appliance) market is forecast to reach $8.5 billion at a 22.7% CAGR by 2023, as enterprises shift legacy three-tier workloads to HCIS. Given the intense competition, tech CEOs need to protect their installed base, target growth areas and leverage user preferences for HCI software.

Table Of Contents


  • The HCIS Market Is Growing at a 22.7% CAGR
  • Gartner Definition
  • HCI Adoption Has Shifted Beyond Peripheral to General-Purpose and Business-Critical Workloads
  • Competitive Intensity Is Increasing, Driven Primarily by Traditional Data Center Providers
  • The HCI-Software-Only Consumption Model Is Gaining Traction
  • “Hybrid Cloud” Is Emerging as the Predominant Conversation Driver for Migration From Three-Tier Legacy Infrastructure to HCI

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