For Drake, it also highlights the strong belief these vendors have in their respective advantages vis-à-vis hyper-converged market heavyweights SimpliVity and Nutanix.
“Over time, it’s likely that we’ll see increasingly innovative applications and deployments of hyper-converged infrastructure as technologies and strategies mature,” Drake adds.
“It is, however, also fair to speculate about whether the market for hyper-converged solutions can sustain the current number of providers and the likelihood that we’ll see future consolidation.”
Drake believes the survival of companies, strategies and products usually depends on a range of factors, including corporate stability and business momentum as well as brand strength and reputation.
“In addition, the popularity and ultimate success of individual hyper-converged solutions will be shaped by things such as cost, scalability, time to deploy, ease of use and flexibility - including their ability to work with other hardware and software,” he adds.
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