Hyperconverged infrastructure is currently being used by 40 percent of organizations, according to a survey conducted by 451 Research. And the research firm expects that number to rise substantially over the next two years.
451 Research claims that hyperconverged infrastructure represents the next step of a standard converged infrastructure and is evolving into a primary component of today’s IT organizations.
Almost 25 percent of survey respondents said that they have a hyperconverged infrastructure either in a pilot phase, or planned for future adoption. The survey also revealed that 74.4 percent of organizations that are already using a hyperconverged infrastructure are using them in their core or central data centers, which is an indicator of a transition.
According to the survey, the increased adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure is changing the personnel who manage the technology, and the larger the enterprise, the more dramatic the change is. It says that 41.3 percent of enterprises with 10,000 employees or more, plan to change their IT team layouts with the transition to hyperconverged infrastructure being the catalyst.
Thirty-five percent of enterprises said that have added more virtual machine specialists as adoption of this technology increases. This represents more than double the amount of organizations adding specialists in areas such as hardware.