Once identified as an emerging trend, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) has become an adopted technology and transcended the hype curve. According to Gartner HCI will be the fastest growing segment of the overall market for integrated systems reaching almost $5 billion, which translates to 24 percent of the market, by 2019

As businesses continue on their journey to digital transformation, many are looking to move away from siloed environments and towards a reliable platform for application delivery. This shift represents an opportunity for channel partners that are keen to focus on emerging technologies as their core offering rather than compute, storage and networking products. Here are five reasons for channel partners to take a closer look at HCI.