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Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software

Published: 09 December 2020

ID: G00465575

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Jeffrey Hewitt , Julia Palmer , Tony Harvey


Hyperconverged infrastructure software abstracts infrastructure that spans certified compute, storage, networking and management. I&O leaders should regard HCI software that helps address application support and requirements related to core IT, business-critical cloud, edge and VDI use cases.

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Strategic Planning Assumptions

What You Need to Know


  • DataCore
  • HUAYUN Data Group
  • Microsoft
  • Nutanix
  • Pivot3
  • Sangfor Technologies
  • Scale Computing
  • StarWind
  • StorMagic
  • VMware
  • Hardware
  • Abstraction
  • Data Services
  • AI Functions
  • Management
  • Software Stack
  • Location
  • Scaling
  • Service and Support
  • Security
  • Core IT
  • Cloud
  • Mission-Critical
  • VDI
  • Edge

Inclusion Criteria

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Critical Capabilities Methodology

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