Has HPE not filed Chapter 11, yet ?
Who is buying their solutions ?
Iow, where is Matt Bryant when you need him ?
SimpliVity, the second-placed hyperconverged infrastructure appliance startup, has been bought by HPE for $650m, setting the stage for mainstream vendor dominance of the hyperconverged market. HPE now has its own proprietary software stack plus a 3PAR-style hardware-accelerated product line that will fit nicely above its …
Gartner's MQ for "integrated systems" has Netapps among the "leaders". And yet TheReg commentary says "... and effectively nowhere in the market - are IBM (no X86 server products) and NetApp."
So which is it? Perhaps Gartner again has a "special definition" for categories, in this case "integrated systems".
Integrated systems by most definitions (a.k.a reference architectures, or pre-built collections of servers/storage/switches) aren't considered hyperconverged since there are still separate boxes for those functions.
Hyperconverged, again by most definitions, collapses together at a bare minimum the server/storage pieces, typically with easy management. Some go much further than that, others don't.
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