HCI Is Shaping the Future of Data Storage

CXO Today | December 11, 2019

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is no longer a buzzword. It is fast becoming part and parcel of the data storage conversation, as enterprises seek alternatives to hard disk drives to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and simplify operations. According to IDC, worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 10.9% year over year to $3.9 billion during the second quarter of 2019 One of the key players in the HCI marketplace, Dell Technologies, is surging ahead with $533.2 million in revenue and a 29.2% share. In a recent interaction with CXOToday, Amit Mehta, Director, Modern Data Centre, Dell Technologies, explains what drives the HCI market and how Dell is working towards maintaining its strong position in the HCI market.

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Edge, fog and serverless computing redefines cloud computing and increases the criticality of always-on connectivity.The always-on lifestyle of Generation Z consumers is poised to intensify the proliferation of streaming music, video and socialmedia over the coming years. These users check their smartphonesmore than 30 times an hour; are prolific content creators; andshare that content freely via their networked devices. Coupled with the demands of the always-on digital business, this confluenceof connections, data and devices necessitate an enterprise edge computing strategy to achieve the low latency demanded forstakeholder productivity and better customer experience.

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Edge, fog and serverless computing redefines cloud computing and increases the criticality of always-on connectivity.The always-on lifestyle of Generation Z consumers is poised to intensify the proliferation of streaming music, video and socialmedia over the coming years. These users check their smartphonesmore than 30 times an hour; are prolific content creators; andshare that content freely via their networked devices. Coupled with the demands of the always-on digital business, this confluenceof connections, data and devices necessitate an enterprise edge computing strategy to achieve the low latency demanded forstakeholder productivity and better customer experience.

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