VMware, for the fourth time, is positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software (HCIS). We believe hyperconverged infrastructure software is the critical foundation for a hybrid cloud architecture, as HCI has expanded beyond compute and storage to include a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, security and cloud management. HCIS incorporates all major data center functions, delivering a single, ubiquitous control plane from edge to core to cloud.
We believe this recognition reflects the strength of our hybrid cloud support built on partnerships with hundreds of public cloud providers, the compelling vision of our VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) strategy and our unique ability to provide consistent infrastructure for traditional virtual machines as well as Kubernetes-orchestrated containers with VMware Tanzu integration. VCF expands HCI from integrated storage and compute to a full software stack with software-defined networking and advanced management available across the hybrid cloud for both VMs and containers. VMware uniquely future-proofs customer HCI investments for a complete infrastructure modernization journey without dead ends.
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, 7 December 2020, Jeffrey Hewitt, Philip Dawson, Julia Palmer, Tony Harvey
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