Dell Technologies’ grip on the hyper-converged infrastructure market tightened in the second quarter of 2019 while the Nutanix worldwide market share dropped and Cisco overthrew Hewlett Packard Enterprise for third place. The revenue of the firm in the global converged systems market grew 11 percent year over year to $3.9 billion during the second quarter of 2019, according to data from market research firm IDC.
With global hyper-converged sales now accounting for around 47 percent of the total converged systems market, Dell has been innovating rapidly with VMware in the space. VxRail, which is jointly engineered alongside VMware, is the foundation for the company’s bullish Dell Technologies Cloud architecture. VxRail enhancements this year include new systems based on the latest Intel and PowerEdge server technologies.
Cisco generated $114 million in hyper-converged revenue in the second quarter up a whopping 47 percent year-over-year from $78 million. The company won a 6.2 percent market share, up from 5.3 percent share in the second quarter of 2019.
Cisco has been the worldwide network leader for decades and launched its flagship HyperFlex hyper-converged system in 2016. The company has consistently been enhancing the platform to accommodate a multi-cloud world including forming several technology partnerships with the likes of Veeam and Nexenta Systems. Cisco is doubling down on artificial intelligence and machine learning innovation to boost both its networking and HyperFlex strategy moving forward.