back to article HPE shines in IDC Converged Systems tracker, Cisco does not

Cisco stumbled in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) section of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, for 2017's final quarter as HPE did a Falcon Heavy and took off. The worldwide converged systems market grew 9.1 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to $23.6bn in the fourth quarter of last year, and $12.5bn in …

  1. Nate Amsden

    HP shining but

    Proliants are my favorite servers(DL38x), and 3PAR is my favorite storage though the headlines of the article make it sound like HP's numbers are really awesome when in reality they did grow a bunch but from a small base, and I'd wager most of that growth was due to the Simplivity(sp?) acquisition. It's not as if they pulled in another $150M in revenue or something.

    I'd say VMware is the real shiner in this report.

    I'm still old school I guess no converged anything at this point. I have always been curious to know what the numbers is for converged vs non converged(but still running a hypervisor and shared storage of some kind). Though have never seen such numbers reported.

    1. baspax

      Re: HP shining but

      You can extrapolate that. Take all external storage revenue numbers plus all blades revenue across all vendors and you have a pretty accurate number for all server plus SAN implementations.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: HP shining but

      If Proliant and 3PAR are your favs, you don't get out much, do you?

      1. Nate Amsden

        Re: HP shining but

        If I find something that works I tend to stick to it until it gives me a need to look elsewhere. Whether its 3PAR for 12 years, Extreme Networks for 19 years, VMware for 19 years(before 1.0 on linux), Proliant off and on for 15 years (off years included an experiment with supermicro and one company I was at was a Dell server shop, and another company was exclusive public cloud).

        One area HP fell far short for me was NFS. So I use isilon for that now( of the 4 NFS solutions I have deployed over the past 5 years isilon has been the only trouble free system, been in use almost 1 year now).

        I do many things and don't have time to mess around.

        1. Nate Amsden

          Re: HP shining but

          Can't edit on mobile. Will toss out there debian linux for 20 yrs, and ubuntu for 10 years -- though after my first exposure to systemd in the past couple of months that has been quite infuriating..

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: HP shining but

          I agree with AC. It's your job to mess around :)

          If you're using HPE Proliant and 3PAR, likely you're doing a lot of manual tasks that can be automated on other platforms, which would give you time back.

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