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Nutanix takes out winning spot in Gartner's HCI Magic Quadrant

By Catherine Knowles
Tue 15 Dec 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Nutanix has been named a leader in Gartner’s December 2020 Magic Quadrant for hyperconverged infrastructure for the fourth year in a row.

Nutanix was recognised for its hyperconverged infrastructure software capabilities. The company is also positioned furthest to the top, as compared to all vendors.

The growing demand for software-defined solutions

More companies are demanding software-defined solutions to drive their critical IT initiatives and digital transformation efforts.

According to Gartner, “the HCI software market has two distinct customer types that align with current market conditions: Those seeking solutions that extend to solving more hybrid and public-cloud-related challenges, and those looking to solve more niche-related use cases or geographically based challenges.”

Nutanix states that as a result, Gartner focused this year’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software exclusively on vendors able to run their solutions on multiple hardware platforms.

This is an important shift in the industry, and a strong validation of the company’s transition from hardware to software more than two years ago, Nutanix states.

A strong year of growth for Nutanix

Nutanix chief technology officer Rajiv Mirani says, “This year has been a strong year of growth for Nutanix despite a backdrop of global uncertainty, as our customers embrace reliable, performant and cost-effective IT solutions to support their needs during COVID and beyond.

"During this time, we continued innovating and strengthening our hyperconverged infrastructure software, which we believe contributed to our execution placement in this year’s Magic Quadrant, while extending our hybrid cloud infrastructure to public cloud, starting with AWS.

“We believe the architectural differentiation of our software, enabling customers to run nearly any workload in a multicloud environment, as well as our relentless focus on customer delight, sets us apart from the competition.”

Recent Nutanix wins

This recognition follows several important announcements from Nutanix setting the stage for the company’s vision for the future of IT, from the launch of Nutanix Clusters on AWS, the announcement of Nutanix Clusters on Azure, and the release of the company’s new multicloud Platform as a Service solution Karbon Platform Services.

According to Nutanix, the key to digital transformation lies in unified hybrid and multicloud solutions seamlessly bringing together virtualised and cloud native IT environments to deliver enterprise the flexibility and simplicity they need to succeed.

Nutanix customer, The Home Depot, commented on the experience working with the company.

The Home Depot senior director Kevin Priest says, “Nutanix not only converges technologies, their software has enabled us to converge infrastructure, teams, and opportunities.

“By combining IT specialists into a single operations group, we can now see our end-to-end environment, work collaboratively, and make better decisions for the business. Our partnership with Nutanix makes IT visibility, efficiency, and innovation possible.”

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