IT organizations have their own ways of infrastructure solutions with simplified cloud deployment models leading to the digital transformation of projects. Going by the latest market statistics by International Data Corporation (IDC), converged systems market revenue has grown 9.9 percent over a year reaching 3.5 billion dollars by the end of the second quarter (2018).
IDC’s converged systems market is segmented into three:
1) Certified Reference Systems and Integrated Infrastructure,
2) Integrated Platforms, and
3) Hyperconverged Systems.
They offer two ways of ranking technology suppliers within the market. One by the brand name of the Hyperconverged solution or by its owner providing the core software Hyperconverged capabilities.
Taking by the brand name view of the market, Cisco and HPE are statistically working together with 77.7 million dollars and 72.0 million dollars revenue, with 5.3 percent and 4.9 percent market share, respectively.
Taking by the software ownership view of the market, systems using Nutanix’s Hyperconverged software show 497.7 million dollars in total second-quarter with a vendor revenue reaching an average of 34.2 percent of the total market share. VMware’s hyper-converged software is signified with 495.8 million dollars in the second quarter with a vendor average of 34.1 percent of the total market share. Both these amounts and revenues are irrespective of its ultimate branding.
Data center infrastructure convergence is a painstaking investment driver for companies globally. They characterize the ability to reduce infrastructure complexity, promote consolidation, and allow IT, teams, to support business objectives of organizations.