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Nutanix Asks Will The Real HCI Market Leader Please Stand Up?


IDC recently published its latest market share statistics for “Converged Infrastructure,” which includes the rapidly-growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market as a distinct category. Headlines are touting that Dell is now #1 in HCI. But do those headlines tell the real story of a complicated market with many complex partnerships?

Much of Dell’s HCI revenue actually comes from the sale of Nutanix software – by way of Dell EMC XC Series appliances (“Nutanix OEM”). These are Dell PowerEdge servers that ship with Nutanix software pre-installed. Dell XC is 100% Nutanix software running on Dell hardware — 100%!

So, this begs the question, “what are the real HCI market share statistics?” What does the market look like if Nutanix gets credit for all Nutanix-powered HCI solutions, hardware and software? You can actually calculate this using data from the same IDC report.

The less-than-surprising result: Nutanix remains the clear #1 HCI market share leader. For the latest reported quarter, Q2 2017, total Nutanix sales were approximately 46% greater than Dell. Put another way, Nutanix’s HCI market share outpaces that of Dell by a full 10 points. Again, this is straight IDC data. No assumptions. No estimates.

Read the entire article here, Will The Real HCI Market Leader Please Stand Up?

Via the fine folks at Nutanix.

Nutanix Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure.

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