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The Dell SDS (Software-Defined Storage)/HCI (Hyperconverged Infrastructure) Survey Installment #3 The third installment of the HCI Member Survey has concluded and there are some obvious results as well as some surprises as the IT landscape continues to shift. With IT being asked to deal with the long tail of a pandemic, global turmoil, supply shortages, and a talent gap, making our systems run efficiently is key. Also important is focusing on your core business, not the minutiae of maintaining servers, VMs, and appliances. Trends The majority, 87%, of respondents are using vSphere. This continues to be the de facto standard hypervisor for on-premises and has been for the past 3 years. However, recently, there has been significant growth in KVM, increasing 9% (from 10% in 2021 to 19% in 2022), and AHV, increasing 6% (from a 6% to 12% increase). In 2020, 15% of companies transitioned 50% or more to a cloud operating model. That increased to 21% in 2022. The top factors motivating transit