Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Market
Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) technology syndicates, computes, and stores network into an integrated appliance. HCI is aimed at reducing infrastructural complexity, improve scalability, and allows a truly software-defined IT infrastructure atmosphere. Consequently, a private data center can work as a scalable, reliable, high-performing, and continually available cloud-like infrastructure. Hyper-converged infrastructure solutions are intended to get economic and performance benefits to the data center.
The increasing use of virtualization to overcome the complexity is expected to drive the growth of the hyper-converged infrastructure market globally over the projected time period. The increasing demand from various application segments to reduce the overall IT operating cost and the escalating need for disaster recovery and data protection are other factors likely to support the development of the hyper-converged infrastructure market in the future. Due to the presence of a storage controller, which is a software service in HCI, the requirement of expensive SAN or NAS hardware gets eliminated. However, the selection of appropriate bundled solutions and hypervisor depend on specific infrastructure requirement which might limit the hyper-converged infrastructure market growth on a global scale. Nonetheless, virtual machine mobility advantages of hyper-converged infrastructure system are expected to offer new growth opportunities to the market players in years ahead.
The global hyper-converged infrastructure market is classified into hypervisor, application, and vertical. By hypervisor, the global hyper-converged infrastructure market includes Vmware (Vsphere/ESX/ESXi), Hyper-V, and KVM. By application, the market is divided into server virtualization, data protection, virtual desktop infrastructure, remote office/branch office, cloud, and others. Data protection is expected to dominate the market in the upcoming years. By vertical, this global market includes healthcare, financial institutions, education, government, and cloud service providers.
By region, the global hyper-converged infrastructure market includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. North America is expected to hold the largest share in the global hyper-converged infrastructure market in the years ahead. The booming IT and software industry in the U.S. is the major growth driver of the region’s hyper-converged infrastructure market. Europe is likely to witness moderate growth in the global hyper-converged infrastructure market in the future, owing to the increasing popularity of network virtualization among the European IT players. The Asia Pacific region is expected to register the highest growth rate in the global hyper-converged infrastructure market in the years ahead. This can be attributed to the increasing demand for server virtualization and applications based on a virtual environment, such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), in the Asia Pacific region.
Some key players of the hyper-converged infrastructure market are Simplivity Corporation, Scale Computing, Cisco Systems, Inc., Gridstore, Inc., Pivot3, Vmware Inc., Nutanix Inc., Maxta Inc., and Nimboxx Inc., among others.