In the software business, we’re used to marketing hyperbole about the promise of nascent technology. Often, innovators and vendors can get so evangelical about the merits of a particular area that they begin to describe the future as if it’s the present.

Hence, this is why Gartner tried to temper this runaway fervor with its now celebrated Hype Cycle and why it has described hyperconvergence as “not a destination, but an evolutionary journey” in a recent report entitled "The Next Phase of Hypercovergence."

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