Software-Defined & Cloud

After a long time in coming, the Garner Magic Quadrant Report for Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2017 was release with much fanfare. HCI is still reported to be the fastest-growing segment at a CAGR of 48%, slated to exceed $10 billion by 2021. This report was especially interesting as this is the first of its kind, assessing vendor offerings according to the vendor’s ability to execute and their vision. In past years, I tracked and compared progress of the different vendors within the Integrated Infrastructure Magic Quadrant. But, as tempting as these comparison appeared to be, this year I refrained because the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities Reports for HCI have been constructed quite differently.

For this month I am sticking within a Hyperconverged Infrastructure theme, arming you with hopefully new knowledge on what this infrastructure can deliver to you.

HPE recognized as a leader by Gartner in new Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Why the Hyperconverged Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports are important

Hyperconvergence plays a pivotal role at Red Bull Racing

6 ways to protect data in a dangerous world with HPE SimpliVity

Chris Purcell has 29+ years of experience working with technology within the datacenter. Currently focused on integrated systems (server, storage, networking and cloud which come wrapped with a complete set of integration consulting and integration services.)

You can find Chris on Twitter as @Chrispman01 and @HPE_ConvergedDI and his contribution to the HPE CI blog at