SDxCentral Releases 2018 Future Of The Converged Data Center Report

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Updated Report Covers the Evolution of Converged (CI) and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

SDxCentral announces the release of updated 2018 report: The Future of the Converged Data Center (CI and HCI) Report

CI and HCI are the hot new data center platforms in 2018, and of relevance to 5G, IoT and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) deployments. announces the availability of a new report: 2018 Future of the Converged Data Center (CI and HCI) Report.

Software and hardware disaggregation are driving new product categories for next-generation data centers that include converged appliances, high-density servers, and software-defined storage and networking equipment. Among the hottest areas of hardware innovation are Converged (CI) and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) platforms that integrate hyper- and rack-scale hardware with virtualized software stacks for compute and storage.

The report explains why CI and HCI are the hot new platforms in 2018, and analyzes the relevance of converged infrastructure to enterprise, cloud and service provider data centers. In particular, the report provides insights into the role of HCI in 5G, IoT and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC). SDxCentral research surfaces key market and technology drivers for CI and HCI, documents popular use cases, and provides an overview of cutting-edge products from leading vendors.

SDxCentral's report also includes results from a survey conducted by SDxCentral’s research team with select members of the SDxCentral community. This report is complimentary and available for download at Vendors who are interested in participating in future versions of this report or other reports published by should contact SDxCentral research via:

Report Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction: Converged (CI) and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
  • Benefits of CI and HCI platforms
  • Business Drivers behind CI and HCI
  • The Technical Case for Converged Platforms: CI and HCI
  • Categorical Definitions: Difference between CI and HCI
  • Key Industry Influencers of CI and HCI Infrastructure
  • Vendors Shaping the CI and HCI Market
  • CI and HCI Use Cases
  • 2017 SDxCentral Converged (CI and HCI) Data Center Survey
  • Conclusion: Expect Growth and Differentiation in CI and HCI Platforms
  • CI and HCI Infrastructure Vendors and Products

Covered Companies and Organizations

Arista Networks, Avere, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Systems, Dell EMC, Diamanti, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Vantara, Hive-IO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, NetApp, Nokia, Nutanix, Pivot3, Plexxi, Pluribus Networks, Scale Computing, Stratoscale, Teradata, and VMware.

About SDxCentral

Launched in 2012, is the fastest-growing and leading B2B digital media company for Cloud, Enterprise, and Telecom IT Infrastructure. SDxCentral serves an audience of over 200,000 unique monthly audience members generating over half-a-million page views a month. The site provides cutting-edge coverage of software-defined infrastructure including 5G, IoT, Edge Computing, SDN, NFV, Cloud, Containers, Security and AI/Machine Learning and connects technology buyers with its clients in the most effective way. SDxCentral’s client list reads like the who’s who of technology infrastructure, ranging from leading Fortune 50 companies to rapidly growing startups looking to revolutionize software infrastructure.

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