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IDC names Nutanix world leader in hyperconverged solutions

Nutanix has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Hyperconverged Systems 2014 Vendor Assessment, which marks the significance of hyperconverged solutions in data centers.

The web-scale converged infrastructure company, whose ANZ distributor is WhiteGold Solutions, has been credited as a key player in the development and success of the rapidly growing technology with a 52% share of hyperconverged revenue during the first half of 2014.

Hyperconverged systems integrate server and storage resources into easy-to-deploy appliances to reduce costs, increase flexibility and simplify IT management.

Eric Sheppard, IDC research director, storage, says, “Nutanix has played a critical role in identifying and capitalising on the need for hyperconverged solutions.”

“Nutanix is now taking advantage of its early success and customer knowledge to build new partnerships with key top tier OEMs and to expand the capabilities of its solutions,” he says.

“Such moves should help to ensure the company remains a key contributor to market growth as hyperconverged solutions enter a new phase of rapid geographic and workload expansion," Sheppard says.

While initial hyperconverged deployments focused on specific workloads, such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Nutanix now uses hyperconverged solutions for a broad set of enterprise workloads.

According to the report, “Over the last 18 months, the types of workloads running on Nutanix systems have diversified from targeted or specialised workloads like VDI to Tier 1 applications and highly virtualised general business workloads like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Splunk, and Unified Communications (UC) Applications.”

Greg Smith, Nutanix senior director of product and technical marketing, says, “Our position as a leader in this IDC MarketScape is a testament to the fundamental role Nutanix has played in building and shaping the innovative hyperconverged market.”

“Our commanding market share proves the value of bringing advanced web-scale technologies to power any enterprise workload, at any scale.”

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