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TECH BUYER Jun 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US45276419

Understanding Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Buying the Optimal System

By: Chris KanthanResearch Manager, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Eric SheppardResearch Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group

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This IDC Perspective delves into the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) architecture and its variations. There is an in-depth discussion on various features of the HCI systems that enterprises must seek and evaluate before purchasing the ideal system, which will help modernize the datacenter and facilitate digital transformation.

Hyperconverged infrastructure is a compelling technology that has become the fastest-growing segment in the enterprise storage market. While HCI offers numerous benefits, IT buyers must spend a fair amount of time understanding the technology and asking the right questions.

"Since it started off as a niche solution in the datacenters and remote offices, HCI has come a long way. Enterprises are now using HCI for business-critical applications and even for implementation of private and hybrid clouds. HCI is a disruptive technology that IT executives must thoroughly understand and embrace," said Chris Kanthan, research manager in the Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies group at IDC.


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