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VMware continues to lead the HCI software market, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker for 2019 Q3!

The tracker, which released on December 12, 2019, reported that hyperconverged systems running VMware vSAN accounted for 38% of the total market revenue and grew nearly 30% year over year. Organizations looking to replace aging storage are turning to VMware HCI to solve their infrastructure challenges, as growth of HCI systems running VMware software was nearly double the rate of the HCI market overall.

HCI continues to experience rapid adoption while the enterprise storage market continues to tread water. Traditional storage grew just over 1% year over year during the same time period that HCI grew over 18%, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker published on December 5th, 2019.

IDC Data Shows VMware is the #1 HCI Software

In the latest quarter, Q3 2019, systems running VMware vSAN led the HCI market, with $766 million in revenue, up from $591 million the year prior. During the quarter, the HCI market grew at 18.7% year over year, but systems running vSAN grew at 29.5%, which is nearly 58% faster than the market overall. vSAN has over 20,000 customers with over 60% of the Global 2000 using VMware HCI.

IDC vSAN HCI

Why Customers Choose vSAN

While there are many reasons why enterprises continue to choose vSAN as their HCI software, VMware wanted to highlight two reasons why we believe systems running vSAN continue to make it most popular choice: future-proof infrastructure and deployment flexibility.

Future Proof Infrastructure

More organizations than ever are looking to create a hybrid cloud architecture, as they want the best of both environments: private clouds for cost-optimization for data-intensive applications, governance, control and familiar IT tools and processes. At the same time, they need access to public cloud for rapid scaling, developer tools and flexible pricing models. VMware HCI customers can uniquely extend their private clouds to the top public clouds – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Ali cloud – without refactoring applications or adopting new tools and processes for the public cloud. Additionally, VMware continues to adapt it’s products to the latest technology trends, announcing tech previews of Project Pacific, which converges containers and VMs into vSphere with native Kubernetes, and Project Magna, which leverages reinforcement learning to dynamically self-tune infrastructure.

Deployment Flexibility

VMware vSAN provides industry-leading deployment flexibility, and this year, VMware has added to consumption-based payment options for HCI with Dell EMC and HPE. VMware recently announced participation with HPE GreenLake with VMware Cloud Foundation on HPE Synergy, which enables customers to take advantage of cloud-like payment models for their on-prem data centers. Also, at VMworld US, VMware announced the availability of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure, delivered as-a-service to data center and edge locations. This fully-managed VMware service provides simple, secure, and scalable infrastructure for customer’s on-premises datacenter and edge locations. These services build on VMware’s extensive deployment options, including jointly-certified servers, or ReadyNodes, a turnkey appliance, Dell EMC VxRail, and HCI-as-a-Service from leading public cloud providers.

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