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Sunlight ranked a DCIG TOP 5 Rising Vendors HCI Software Solution by analyst firm DCIG


Cambridge, UK [May 15th, 2023] –, the thinnest, fastest HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) platform built for applications that run at the edge, today announced it has been ranked in the 2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Rising Vendors HCI Software Solutions Report by analyst firm, DCIG.

HCI originally became popular in the data center back in the 2000s as a way of simplifying and managing the compute, storage and network infrastructure layers. The hypervisor is the foundation for hyperconvergence and enables virtualization of the infrastructure into the cloud. Sunlight founder and CTO, Julian Chesterfield was on the team that built the first Open Source hypervisor, Xen (now owned by Citrix), as a spin-out from Cambridge University back in 2003. Xen still powers the majority of the public cloud, including Amazon Web Services.

The DCIG report provides guidance for businesses looking to implement HCI solutions. As a part of the research, Sr. Storage Analyst, Todd Dorsey, identified fifteen software solutions for an HCI software use case. Of these, eleven are from Rising Vendors and five (including Sunlight) are ranked a ‘DCIG TOP 5 HCI Software Solution’. The software vendors were evaluated for deployment capabilities, data protection, product and performance management, and technical support.

Sunlight CEO, Tom Flink, said, “We’re delighted to have been recognised by DCIG for our HyperConverged Edge and NexCenter Management solution. The Sunlight team has a long-standing history in hyperconvergence and could see the need to build a brand new stack that is suitable for the far edge - where compute is required outside of the data center, close to the source, in highly distributed and often remote and harsh environments.”

To view the list of evaluated solutions, including a profile on each of the top 5, download the full report (at no cost) directly on the DCIG website.

About Sunlight

Sunlight is the thinnest, fastest HyperConverged Infrastructure platform built for applications that run at the edge. We make running and managing applications and infrastructure at the edge as easy as “in the cloud” across 100s to 1000s of edge devices. Sunlight works with efficient, ruggedized edge hardware - so you can consolidate all your in-location edge applications with centralized management, high performance, and high availability. Find out more at 

About DCIG

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Hannah Mellow

Marketing Director

Date: 16 May 2023