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According to IDC1, the hyperconverged infrastructure market experienced 76 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2018. However, the majority of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions in the market today are built upon rigid appliance-based configurations.

Organizations around the globe have turned to Red Hat for a better option -- one that builds upon our cost-effective, software-defined technologies and offers not only the simplicity of a hyperconverged infrastructure, but also the flexibility to scale compute resources and storage independently.

To that effect, I’m delighted to share with you Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization 1.5. It features advanced data reduction capabilities for even greater efficiencies and a series of validated configurations for optimized workloads to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate the guesswork of infrastructure deployment.  

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization is based on the strength of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization, and Red Hat Gluster Storage. By layering in software-defined networking with Open Virtual Network (OVN), and delivering automation using Red Hat Ansible Automation that enables a more streamlined and speedy set-up in as little as 30 minutes and simplified administration via a single user interface, customers are able to consolidate their infrastructure and, ultimately, adopt a software-defined datacenter more efficiently.

Initially aimed at remote office/branch office (ROBO) deployment, more Red Hat customers have been looking for infrastructure solutions at the edge. In industries like energy, retail, banking, telecommunications, and the public sector, many organizations rely on business-critical applications that must be deployed with limited space, budgetary constraints, and a growing scarcity of specialized IT staff.  

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization offers these businesses valuable flexibility by providing an enterprise-grade open source solution that can help them to extend the reach of their applications, from the datacenter core to the edge of the network, with reduced complexity.

Source1: IDC Press Release, Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 19.6% Year Over Year During the First Quarter of 2018 with Vendor Revenue Reaching $3.2 Billion, June 2018

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