With a mature and increasingly crowded HCI market – now divided by enterprise, small/medium enterprise, and vertical solutions – selecting the right product is a complex task. To help you understand which vendor(s) can best meet your specific needs, GigaOm Research Analyst Enrico Signoretti published a report, “Key Criteria for Evaluating Enterprise HCI.”
Offering a comprehensive, research-based view of available HCI technology, features, and implementations, the report offers IT leaders a side-by-side comparison of competitive solutions. It also provides analysis on the impact HCI features have on key metrics that aid strategic decision-making like:
- Feature set
- Ease of use and usability
- Solution and partner ecosystem
- Total cost of ownership (TCO)
IT leaders seeking detailed information about features they require – or will require – like edge-to-core-to-cloud integration, data protection, and more, can view vendor solutions that excel for each metric.
GigaOm named NetApp HCI a Go Award Winner in several categories including Near-Term Game Changing Technology for its container support. It also received high marks for scalability, flexibility, and TCO, as well as edge-core cloud integration, analytics, extended data storage capabilities, multi-hypervisor support, automation, and orchestration.
“While HCI with standard, table-stakes features are mature, the market is very crowded with multiple HCI solutions offering key criteria and innovative features that can have a significant positive impact on organizations. Now more than ever, given the growing complexity of expanding infrastructure to the public cloud and the edge, it is crucial to select a solution that can last for a long time and respond quickly to ever-changing business requirements.”
Download “Key Criteria for Evaluating Enterprise HCI” to understand:
- The minimum feature set that all enterprise HCI solutions should offer and the nuances between vendor architectural design choices.
- The features and the technology that differentiate one system from another.
- How technology, protocols, and system design will evolve in the coming years.
- Why NetApp HCI is a major player and “a very compelling solution for large enterprises and ISPs.”