By Sheldon D’Paiva, Director of Product Marketing, HCI BU
We’re excited that VMware has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure for the third time. This year, we improved our position both on the Ability to Execute and the Completeness of Vision – obtaining the leading position in Completeness of Vision and the only vendor to move up and to the right year over year.
Figure 1 Source: Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Gartner, November 2019
We believe this recognition reflects the strength of our software business model combined with the compelling bold vision of our VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) strategy. VCF expands HCI from integrated storage and compute to a full software stack with software-defined networking and advanced management available across the hybrid cloud. VMWare uniquely future-proofs customer HCI investments for a complete infrastructure modernization journey without dead ends – let’s look at how.
Unlock Agility Today
Over 20,000 customers trust VMware HCI to unlock agility today. By deploying vSAN, or Core HCI, customers significantly simplify management and operations by consolidating the silos of compute and storage. Today, vSAN powers our customers’ most critical applications and gives them the ability to deploy those applications at the speed that their business needs.
VMware makes it easy to get started with the broadest ecosystem of 15 certified OEM server vendors and over 500 validated configurations, as well as the jointly engineered appliance with Dell, Dell EMC VxRail, which simplifies HCI deployments. Through our partnership with HPE, customers can also take advantage of HPE GreenLake, which provides cloud-like payment models for their on-prem data centers.
To take agility to the next level, customers can further evolve their infrastructure to VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), or Full Stack HCI, for a completely automated private cloud – while protecting their existing investments. Only VMware has the enterprise-grade underpinnings for the full stack that includes NSX (network virtualization) and vRealize (advanced management) in addition to vSAN and vSphere.
Future Proof for Tomorrow
VMware’s software-defined HCI solution is an ideal foundation as customers increasingly look to deploy modern (cloud native) applications in containers. New this year, vSAN offers native support for persistent storage for containers, and VCF offers integration with Enterprise PKS. Looking ahead into next year, Project Pacific will evolve VCF into a Kubernetes native platform.
Customers see hybrid cloud as the future, and HCI is the first step in the journey that will get them there. Our vision of “VCF Everywhere” means that the same software stack is deployed at the core datacenter, at the edge, and in the cloud – giving customers consistent infrastructure and consistent operations across the hybrid cloud. This year, VMware announced partnerships to extend availability to Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud in addition to existing partnerships with Alibaba Cloud and Amazon Web Services. VCF is also available through over 70 cloud verified partners.
VMware HCI – The easy choice for infrastructure modernization
With VMware HCI, customers can modernize at their own pace. They can evolve from existing virtualization investments to Core HCI and Full Stack HCI, use a consistent infrastructure both on-premises and in the cloud, and leverage the same tools and consistent operating model on their journey.
Get Started Today
We believe VMware HCI, through vSAN and VCF, give you the best options for realizing value today while future-proofing you for tomorrow, and we encourage you to learn more by downloading the HCI Magic Quadrant and looking through the other resources below:
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Jeffrey Hewitt, Philip Dawson, Julia Palmer, John McArthur, 25 November 2019
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