The hyper converged infrastructure market is growing, and evolving. It is moving away from single application deployments to cloud deployments running multiple applications for “as-a-service” offerings.  Architected to run private cloud environments at scale based on best of breed NetApp and VMware components, NetApp HCI is uniquely suited for this evolving market.

NetApp HCI can guarantee performance and consolidate workloads at scale.  No more islands of infrastructure or work around architectures to fence off applications to prevent one application from impacting others. How do we do this?  NetApp HCI has unique QoS capabilities that bind storage performance on three dimensions, min, max and burst.  This is how you consolidate hundreds of applications, eliminate the “noisy neighbor” phenomenon and deploy with confidence in the heart of your data center.


NetApp HCI delivers on NetApp’s core values to put our customer needs first and truly deliver a differentiated product. NetApp HCI offers customers the ability to scale applications based on business demands. For example, if you are running VDI you will likely scale compute resources faster than storage resources. If you are running enterprise databases that need core based licenses (i.e Oracle, SQL), you want to minimize additional licensing costs and only add fast reliable storage with predictable performance. With NetApp HCI, you can add single compute or storage nodes on demand allowing you to scale performance or capacity based on the application or business requirement. This means you only buy what you need when you need it.  


Gartner recently published their competitive landscape for Hyper Converged Infrastructure systems. In the paper Gartner highlight’s how the HCIS market is evolving into new enterprise and cloud use cases. We believe Gartner recognized NetApp HCI as an Evolutionary Disruptor in this market because of its unique quality of service and enterprise scale approach.   


If you’d like to read more of how NetApp HCI differentiates itself in the crowded hyper converged market place, read the Gartner Competitive Landscape Paper.


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Troy Mangum

Troy Mangum has been in the IT industry for 17 years, with 13 years spent in Storage industry at EMC and NetApp. Troy is currently a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for NetApp HCI. Previously, Troy was the Sr. Technical Marketing Engineering Manager for Flexpod. Troy spread heads Flexpod solutions in emerging technology areas to include Hybrid Cloud solutions with AWS/Azure, Docker solutions, Flash solutions for Enterprise Applications like VDI, Private Cloud solutions like OpenStack Troy’s organization had the honor of winning ‘Best in Show for Cloud products’ at Citrix Synergy for their work on Netapp integrations for Apache Cloud stack.

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