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HPE gains leadership recognition again in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure



bigstock-Successful-Team-Leader-manage-271776634.jpgAt Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), 2018 has been an incredible year of growth and innovation. Especially in the area of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), HPE made some exciting announcements. At HPE Discover, HPE revealed a new standard of hyperconvergence with the news of HPE SimpliVity with Composable Fabric. In November, HPE also released several innovations with HPE SimpliVity providing a compact, software-optimized solution for core to edge hyperconverged environments. Earlier in the year, HPE and SAP announced SAP HANA certification with HPE SimpliVity.

Now, less than one year after being named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for HCI, HPE has been recognized as a leader once again. Customers in a variety of industries are seeing increased simplicity, efficiency, and agility using HPE SimpliVity.

- Alterra Mountain Company and Gleaner Life Insurance are achieving new levels of simplicity as well as fast, effortless recovery of VMs.

- Princeton Holdings Limited is consolidating and improving their security posture with HPE SimpliVity and achieving better than 50% app performance and 43 to1 data efficiency from inline dedupe and compression. The financial services company is prospering saying that HPE SimpliVity “allows us to sell more; it allows us to get more customers.”

- Janesville School District gains time for innovation in their classrooms with HPE SimpliVity while streamlining their IT operations and backup with a fast, simple, and efficient hyperconverged solution.

The hyperconverged HPE SimpliVity platform is a key part of the HPE software-defined portfolio. Combined with HPE Synergy (the industry’s first composable infrastructure) and HPE OneSphere for multi-cloud management application, HPE offers customers a no-compromises portfolio to simplify workloads, enhance DevOps, and accelerate a customer’s journey to hybrid cloud. 

Along with the MQ report, HPE is recognized in the new 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. According to Gartner, “The desire for increased simplicity, efficiency and agility, combined with hybrid deployments and infrastructure refresh cycles, is driving enterprises toward hyperconverged infrastructure consolidation.1” The new report highlights key use cases where hyperconvergence can be adopted including data center consolidation, business-critical workloads, cloud, VDI, edge and ROBO use cases.

Thank you to our customers, partners, and employees for the diligence, hard work, and partnership that helped us to be acknowledged as a leader for the second consecutive year in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. You can take a look at the full Magic Quadrant report here and the new Critical Capabilities report is posted here.


Chuck Wood
HPE Software-Defined and Cloud Group,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure, John McArthur, Kiyomi Yamada, Scott Etkin, Philip Dawson, Julia Palmer, 30 November 2018.

1 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Philip Dawson, Kiyomi Yamada, Hiroko Aoyama, Julia Palmer, John McArthur, 28 November 2018.

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