2023 marks a new milestone for SmartX, as we have helped over 1,000 enterprise customers deploy over 20,000 HCI nodes worldwide. We continued to upgrade our products and solutions, with our HCI portfolio evolving into a full-stack IT infra solution with enhanced capabilities in virtualization, storage, network and security, O&M, DR, migration, and container management. Our products have been widely recognized by research institutions, including Gartner, IDC, Forrester, and GigaOm, and customers from various industries, including financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing. 

Upgraded HCI Portfolio: Full Stack Solution for Both Virtualized and Containerized Apps in Production


In 2023, we released SmartX HCI 5.1, a full-stack HCI with enhanced virtualization and storage capabilities including GPU Pass-through and vGPU support, innovative DRS implementation, PCI Pass-through, and temporary replica strategy. This portfolio also introduces new products and components such as SMTX Kubernetes Service (SKS) for container management, software-defined load balancer, observability platform, and SMTX CloudMove for migration, driving IT infrastructure modernization and containerization with just one platform.

Besides SKS, we also introduced Virtink, a lightweight virtualization add-on for Kubernetes, and knest, an open-source command line tool for Virtink, to help users implement Kubernetes as a Service in data centers. 

Recognitions in Reports: Stands out in Global HCI and Virtualization Market

In 2023, we continued to receive wide recognition from Gartner, IDC, Forrester, and GigaOm. Some of these include:

Gartner: Market Guide for Full-Stack HCI Software

GigaOm: 2022 HCI Radar for both Enterprise and SMB deployments

Gartner: Market Guide for Server Virtualization

IDC: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Use Will Continue to Grow in Edge Environments

IDC: China Software-defined Storage and Hyperconverged System Market Overview, 2023 Q2

Forrester: The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q4 2023

Gartner: Navigate Cloud Computing and Data Center Infrastructure Markets

Accelerate Enterprise IT Modernization: Serving Global Customers in Various Industries

This year also marks the 3rd year of SmartX being named the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice in APAC for HCI Software. We continued to help enterprises in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, etc., modernize IT infrastructure, and replace VMware and Nutanix infrastructure. Explore case studies of industry leaders such as Zheshang Securities, Caida Securities, Baosight, and ConnectWave


Watch 8 customers from various industries share their insights on SmartX HCI services


In 2024, we will keep focusing on IT infrastructure modernization and making it simple for customers to build enterprise cloud.


More information on SmartX and our HCI solutions:

Website: About SmartX & SmartX HCI

Resources: About SmartX (eBook) & SmartX HCI Product Portfolio Brief

Video: Introducing SmartX HCI in 360 Seconds

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