A Sample Vendor for Hyperconvergence
Sangfor, a global leader in AI-enabled and integrated cybersecurity and cloud computing, announced today that it was recognized as 1 of 8 Sample Vendors for Hyperconvergence in the recent Gartner Hype Cycle for Compute, 2023¹.
We believe this latest recognition further solidifies Sangfor's position in the market and follows its designation as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Full-Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software².
Industry Insights from the Gartner Hype Cycle for Compute, 2023
Hyperconvergence, as defined by Gartner, "combines storage, computing and networking into a single system that reduces data center complexity and increases scalability. Multiple servers can be clustered together to create pools of shared compute and storage resources (or nodes), designed for convenient consumption. Delivery models include physical and virtual appliances, reference architectures, as a service or public cloud." The Gartner Hype Cycle rates hyperconvergence with high business benefits. We firmly believe that this positions hyperconvergence as a valuable investment for organizations looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructure and pursuing digital transformation.
According to the Hype Cycle, "Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders seeking a cost-effective solution with a single management interface that excludes proprietary, external hardware controller-based storage should consider hyperconvergence as a viable option. Possible use cases include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), edge/Internet of Things (IoT), hybrid cloud and cloud-native."
Data Center Infrastructure Sustainability
The Hype Cycle report predicts that "By 2027, 75% of organizations will implement a data center infrastructure sustainability program to optimize costs and respond to pressure from stakeholders, up from less than 10% in 2023."
Sangfor Technologies recognizes the growing emphasis on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, and fully expects the market to develop in accordance with Gartner’s prediction. The following article by Sangfor Cloud CTO, Nicholas Tay, published with the Cloud Security Alliance, provides valuable insights into the growing implementation of ESG regulations by countries worldwide. He discusses how organizations can improve their ESG compliance by reducing their data center footprint and, thus, their carbon footprint through data center consolidation with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and cloud computing.
Sangfor Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)
Sangfor HCI, powered by cutting-edge virtualization technology, seamlessly integrates compute, storage, networking, security, and management into a unified software stack. Whether running on Sangfor's unified aServer appliance or commercially available x86 servers, Sangfor HCI offers an agile, simple, resilient, and scalable software-defined data center. It optimizes performance and reliability, streamlines operations and maintenance, and significantly reduces data center footprint.
Sangfor HCI caters to a wide range of digital transformation use cases across industries, including mission-critical application hosting, hybrid cloud, virtual desktop infrastructure, remote office/branch office, distributed storage, continuous data protection (CDP), and disaster recovery.
New Sangfor HCI 6.9.0
On July 11, 2023, Sangfor HCI reached a major milestone with the launch of HCI 6.9.0 – the most powerful version of our leading platform to date! HCI 6.9.0 pushes technological boundaries to deliver next-level performance, reliability, security, and operability to your infrastructure and mission-critical applications. You can catch up on the official launch video here to discover all the latest features and upgrade to the most powerful HCI.
- Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Compute, 2023, By Tony Harvey, Jason Donham, Published July 10, 2023
- Gartner, Inc., Market Guide for Full-Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, By Jeffrey Hewitt et al., Published March 14, 2023
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