The hyper-converged infrastructure systems market is expected to reach $42.1 billion, at a CAGR of 24.1% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2028.
Several organizations are under constant pressure to innovate, making digital transformation a top priority due to the evolving business landscape. HCI solutions help traditional storage and data centers, creating value and cost efficiency through simplified management, consolidated resources, and a platform for building a private cloud. Hyper-converged infrastructure solutions streamline the deployment, management, and scaling of datacenter resources by server and storage resources with intelligent software based on industry-leading software-defined technologies. They also help organizations reduce up-front IT infrastructure expenses, simplify procurement and support, increase data protection, improve performance, and implement fully redundant infrastructures. They overcome the challenges of increasing demands for data access, high power consumption, and remaining flexible. Organizations are investing heavily in HCI systems to reap profits in the highly dynamic and competitive market environment.
Impact of COVID-19 on the Hyper-converged Infrastructure Systems Market
Lockdowns imposed due to COVID-19 have resulted in severe losses to businesses. The outbreak has affected various industries, such as manufacturing, oil & gas, construction, automotive & transportation. The majority of the organizations are restructuring their IT infrastructure and operations. Organizations are also focusing on keeping data safe in their on-premise data centers, streamlining the deployment of new workloads, and enhancing overall business productivity. This has encouraged automation and the adoption of advanced technologies for industry-specific applications, including HCI systems.
Several organizations rely on desktop virtualization environments and focus on services and delivery models to access latent demand and reinforce IT infrastructure, and develop business continuity plans for all their operations. This will increase HCI systems adoption for applications, including virtualizing critical applications, virtualization desktop infrastructure to modernize the data centers for agility, scalability of infrastructure, and cost-efficiency.
Several leading HCI players are also eying this crisis as a new opportunity for restructuring and revisiting their existing strategies and incorporating advanced technologies. For instance, in 2020, VMware, Inc (U.S.) launched the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HCI Series, which offers simplified installation, deployment, and maintenance and combines hardware, software, and virtualization for a faster time to production and simplified deployment. Due to the rise in remote work policies and reliance on the desktop virtualization environment, the rising focus on digitalization for improving remote access and strengthening the enterprise mobility framework will further boost the market growth post-COVID-19.
Here are the top 10 companies operating in hyper-converged infrastructure systems market
Dell Technologies Inc. provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to modernize IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, data protection, converged, and hyper-converged solutions. Dell Technologies Inc. operates through the following segments: Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), Client Solutions Group (CSG), and VMware. The company infrastructure group solutions include servers, storage, networking, and services, and third-party software and peripherals that are closely tied to the sale of ISG hardware. The VMware segment provides compute, cloud management, networking and security, storage and availability, and other end-user computing offerings. The company offers HCI solutions, including VxRail, VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail, Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes, and PowerFlex. With its subsidiaries and strong distribution network, the company has its presence across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa.
Nutanix, Inc. is a pioneer in cloud software and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions that provides enterprise cloud platform which combines storage, computing, and virtualization for clients. The company leverages hyper-converged infrastructure technology that integrates virtualization, storage, networking, and security for any application. It provides hyper-converged infrastructure solutions, including AOS distributed storage, AHV virtualization, Karbon Kubernetes orchestration, and Prism for Infra and IT Ops. Nutanix, Inc. also enables easy deployment of any virtual workload, including large-scale virtual desktop initiatives (VDI), development/test apps, private clouds, and more. Nutanix software allows organizations to leverage a single platform for managing any applications at any location at any scale for their private, hybrid, and multicloud environments. With its subsidiaries and strong distribution network, the company has its presence across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global leader edge-to-cloud platform as-a-service company. The company delivers unique, open, and intelligent technology solutions with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. Hewlett Packard Enterprise operates through five business segments: Intelligent Edge, High Performance Compute & Mission Critical Systems (HPC & MCS), Compute, Storage, and Financial Services. Compute segment offers both general purpose servers for multi-workload computing and workload-optimized servers. HPC & MCS segment offers specialized compute servers designed to support specific use cases. Storage segment includes workload-optimized products and service offerings that are AI-driven and built for cloud environments. The company offers HCI solutions, including HPE SimpliVity, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, and HPE Pointnext Services. With its subsidiaries and strong distribution network, the company has its presence across Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Cisco Systems, Inc. designs and sells a broad range of technologies that have been powering the Internet. Across networking, security, collaboration, applications, and the cloud, their developing intent-based technologies are continuously learning and adapting to provide customers with a highly secure, intelligent platform for their digital business. Cisco Systems, Inc. provides a high-performance, extensible distributed file system that supports multiple hypervisors with a wide range of enterprise-grade data management and optimization services. The company, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series solution, includes Cisco HyperFlex Hybrid Nodes, Cisco HyperFlex All Flash and All NVMe Nodes, Cisco HyperFlex Edge, and Cisco HyperFlex compute. With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence in various regions such as North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa.
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VMware, Inc. is a leading cloud computing and virtualization technology company that powers complex digital infrastructure. The company software spans compute, cloud, networking and security, and digital workspace. The company offers a hyper-converged infrastructure stack that includes leading compute, storage, and network virtualization technologies with integrated management. VMware, Inc. offers HCI solutions, including VMware Cloud Foundation, vSAN, NSX Data Center, vSphere, vRealize Suite, vCenter Server, and Dell EMC VxRail. With its subsidiaries and strong distribution network, the company is present across North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.
IBM Corporation functions through five key segments: Cognitive Solutions, Technology Services & Cloud Platforms, Global Business Services, Systems, and Global Financing. The company has a diverse and vast portfolio of products and services based on technologies, such as artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud computing, security, and more. The company has a diverse and vast products and services portfolio, including artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud computing, security, and more. The company provides hyper-converged systems that offer transactional and cognitive analytics workloads with an infrastructure that is easy to manage and simple to scale. It offers HCI solutions, including IBM Cloud Virtual Servers, IBM CS821 (8005-12N) server, IBM Power VC, IBM PowerSC, IBM PowerHA, and IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers.
The company offers solutions for its clients to transform their business and helps them to engage with clients and employees effectively. The company has one of the largest workforces in the world.
Microsoft is an American multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft runs six major business units representing their entire product cycle to serve customers, from consumers to corporations and gamers to governments. Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. The company’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The company provides hyper-converged infrastructure solutions and hardware, including Azure Stack HCI, AX-740xd, ThinkAgile MX3520 Integrated System, AzSHCI Series Dual-AMD 2U – RA22x, AzSHCI Series Dual-Intel 2U – RI22x, and DataON AZS-216.
In addition, the company also specializes in Cloud Computing, Quantum Computing, Business Software, IT Professional, Developer Tools, Educational Software, Search, Advertising, Windows Operating System, Windows Applications & Platforms, Smartphones, Productivity solutions, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Virtual Reality solutions. With its subsidiaries and strong distribution network, the company has its presence across the U.S and other countries.
Fujitsu offers a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. The company creates innovative services, business processes by making full use of digital technology and data. Fujitsu operates in three segments: Technology Solutions, Ubiquitous Solutions, and Device Solutions. The Technology Solutions is further segmented into Solutions/Services and System Platforms. The Solutions/Services includes System integration, Consulting, Outsourcing services (datacenter services, ICT managed services, application managed services), Cloud services, Network services, System support services (ICT system and network maintenance and monitoring services, etc.), and Security solutions. The company offers HCI solutions, including Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX, which offers a wide range of solutions based on existing IT, applications and data landscape, and deployment model considerations.
With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has established a global service structure with operations in over 180 countries and regions, including Japan, China, the United States, and Europe.
DataCore Software empowers IT organizations to achieve always-available, high-performance, and highly efficient data systems. The company is a pioneer in developing SAN virtualization technology that offers various solutions, including storage virtualization, performance optimization, VDI, and HCI solution. DataCore Software offers a range of product suites, intellectual property portfolios, storage virtualization, and advanced data services.
The company’s HCI solutions, including SANsymphony, helps to ensure high storage availability for your mission-critical applications, eliminates storage bottlenecks, resulting in flexibility, resource efficiencies, and cost savings.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure that offers converged, intelligent, and open data infrastructure solutions to help customers fully unleash data value and embed AI into all aspects of operations. It operates through three business segments: Carrier, Enterprise, and Consumer business segment. The Enterprise Business builds a digital infrastructure by using new ICT technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud, big data, Internet of Things, video, and data communication to provide products and services. The Carrier Business provides a series of products, services, and business solutions encompassing wireless and cloud core networks, fixed networks, cloud and data centers, and service and software for global telecom carriers. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. offers a FusionCube hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution that realizes rapid deployment with out-of-the-box functionality, unified management of site resources, and online AI model iteration and updates. With its subsidiaries and strong distribution network, the company operates in over 170 countries and has its presence across Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
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