Sara Davis, Forbes
September 8, 2017
The past decade has felt more like a century in terms of advancements in enterprise computing, networking, virtualization and storage capabilities. From the prominence of Amazon Web Services’ pioneering public cloud platform to the process-unifying concept of DevOps, the exponential growth of these technologies has greatly impacted business’ ability to react, deliver and drive innovation in their industries.
Staying true to the trend, the overlying philosophy of what it means to be truly agile — to adapt to the ebb and flow of business IT and systems operation — has recently received another facelift. Enter the theory of hyperconverged infrastructure. This paradigm of data management is brand new. If you had attended a conference or summit on trends in data center strategy in 2012, the words “hyperconverged infrastructure,” or HCI, would have been nowhere to be found. However, the fledgling industry has since been booming; one of the leaders in the hyperconvergence space, Nuntanix, reported nearly $445 million in generated revenue in its most recent fiscal year.
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