HCI is a technology which is steadily progressing towards mainstream adoption.
HCI (hyper converged infrastructure) is largely being seen as the next phase in the journey towards software defined dynamic infrastructure and offers more benefits than converged infrastructure. HCI, with a software defined interface on top of commodity hardware, offers a shared pool of compute, storage and networking resources. It promises to do away with the limitations of silos of IT infrastructure and vendor lock-in.
According to Gartner, HCIS will be the fastest-growing segment of the overall market for integrated systems and the market for hyper converged integrated systems (HCIS) will grow 79% to reach almost $2 billion on 2016. This will propel it toward mainstream use in the next five years.
“Even though the hyper-converge approach is largely associated with large enterprise, HCI is a good option for SMBs as it removes IT complexity, reduces operational costs, increase scalability and agility and saves times and valuable resources.” Kartik Shankar – Senior Sales Manager, StorIT Distribution