Re: So who is the real market leader?
That's what I've seen. VMware admins taking over the storage management with vSAN, and ReadyNodes are the majority of the HCI market. IDC and Gartner seem to have woken up to this.
It reminds me a bit of the "All Flash Array Quadrant" that excluded HDS and 3PAR because they didn't have an F on the SKU and pretended that Pure was crushing everyone in flash shipments.
I would also question Cisco's numbers as I've yet to meet someone who paid for their HCI platform. It was always a revenue bundle deal with a UCS refresh so I think this is a bit like their FCoE revenues that were hilariously over-reported because every nexus port was a FCoE license sale!