Total sales of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions surpassed $3.7 billion in 2017, a staggering total for a technology that had only been on the market for less than four years. And looking ahead, there seems to be no letup in that growth. By 2023, the market is expected to surpass $17 billion, growing at a compound annual rate of 42%.

Clearly, HCI has come a long way in a relatively short period of time.

Through that rapid development, diferent HCI solutions have emerged with varying levels of features, innovation and actual “hyper-convergence.” IT teams must complete the necessary due diligence to identify the diferentiated solution that best meets their specific needs for data center modernization—now and into the future.

HCI is far from a commodity, and diferent vendors ofer their own concepts of what HCI is and how it should be deployed. As an IT decision-maker, you have to evaluate what makes sense for your organization. We’ll make it a little easier. In this white paper, we discuss three vital requirements you must have now in order to maximize the value of HCI to increase agility, reduce complexity and support your nextgeneration IT environment.