Dell EMC in HCI lead, Nutanix and Cisco follows

Dell EMC in HCI lead, Nutanix and Cisco follows

According to IDC’s (International Data Corporation) Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker for the second 2019 quarter. IDC tracks three kinds of systems; Certified reference systems and integrated infrastructure (such as Dell EMC VxBlock), integrated platforms (Oracle), and hyper-converged systems (Nutanix & Dell EMC VxRail).

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HCI is the fastest-growing category between these.

IDC HCI Stats 2019

IDC HCI Software Stats 2019

As it relates to the branded products of the HCI systems, Dell Technologies was the largest at $533,2-million in revenue and a 29,2% share. Nutanix got $258,8-million in revenue, which is 14,2% of the total HCI market during the quarter. Cisco was the third-largest branded HCI vendor with $114-million in revenue representing a 6,2% market share.

From the software ownership view of the market, systems running VMware hyper-converged software with $694,1-million in total 2Q19 vendor revenue, or 38% of the total. Systems running Nutanix hyper-converged software got $522-million in second-quarter vendor revenue or 28,6% of the total. Both amounts represent the value of all HCI hardware, HCI software and system infrastructure software, regardless of how it was branded.

By Cobus Smit – 27 Sept 2019

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