In 2016 Gartner predicted that hyperconverged integrated
systems would be mainstream in five years, with the global
market reaching nearly $5 billion by 2019.1 A more recent
projection estimates the integrated system market is valued
at $15.7B, with a five-year CAGR of 9.3% by 2023.2
As organizations across all industries evolve to stay competitive, these market
forecasts are proving accurate, with data center management being transformed
by hyperconvergence technology to provide a competitive advantage.
Hyperconvergence was forged from the concept of converged
infrastructure, which sought to simplify data center management
by repackaging traditional systems such as computing and storage
into a single, prebuilt solution.3 Rather than repackaging, however,
hyperconvergence represents a paradigm shift in both technology
and philosophy—and its ongoing evolution is redefining what’s
possible for organizations of all shapes and sizes.
Already, forward-thinking IT and business leaders are applying
hyperconvergence technology to an entirely new set of use cases
and boldly pursuing the hyperpossible. We call these individuals
HCI Innovators, and they are leading the IT modernization charge
for their respective organizations.