Not quite long ago, the term hyperconvergence surfaced in the market; a fresh promise of less footprint on hardware devices and more compute advantage. New brands and new models started showing up gradually. It was this that instigated a challenge among technology manufacturers, which all centered on who would take the market share domain.
It is not surprising that the manufacturers wanted a cut of this cake. It humbly represents a 12.5 Billion business opportunity based on IDC evaluation 2018 report. Revenues from Hyperconverged market sales increased 69.4% which means that in 2017 the Hyperconverged market surpassed $3.7 billion.
The demands were forthcoming until the final benefits of a Solution to minimize data center complexity and improve scalability. HPE came up with HPE Hyperconverge HC380 solution, an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system. HPE hardware was top of the line solution that used Apollos configuration where you could have up to 4 server nodes in a 2U rack footprint.
HPE did not remain in the market lead with the hardware model at this time but something was cooking in the strategy kitchen. Simplivity was on the drawing table. HPE came to terms to purchase Simplivity for $650 million as a means of expanding. Its hyperconverge offering and analytics believed it was a good deal. Nonetheless, the rest is History.
HPE became the most requested Hyperconverge Brand with the HPE Simplivity 380 based on Gen9 and Gen10 models. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure appliance, the OmniCube, replaces storage, switches, cloud gateways, high-availability shared storage, and appliances for backup and deduplication, WAN optimization, and storage caching. Aren’t these features a jonesing? It’s all that an IT Manager wants and desires.