Hampton, NH (PRWEB) July 31, 2013
Technology Business Research’s Converged Infrastructure Landscape Report estimates large U.S. enterprises will spend more than $3.8 billion in the next 12 months on converged systems, which TBR defines as preintegrated or prevalidated stacks of compute, storage and networking hardware.
TBR surveyed more than 400 IT and LOB decision makers at medium and large enterprises as part of the report and determined the average budget allocated for a converged infrastructure solution is almost $900,000, with a quarter of respondents anticipating to spend more than $1 million. This budget information, along with actionable business insight into customer workloads, brand perception and vendor profiles provides a holistic view of the opportunity in and challenges of the converged infrastructure market.
“Customers are deploying converged systems to accommodate a wide range of workloads,” said Christian Perry, senior analyst for data centers and in TBR’s Computing Practice. “However, the workloads that influence the purchases of converged systems are not always the same as those actually deployed after purchase. This reveals that customers are finding use cases for these systems beyond what they expected prior to purchase.”
Along with extensive research into workload influencers, deployments and performance on converged systems, TBR explored customer expectations and satisfaction with specific system attributes, such as quality, reliability, open architectures and others. TBR found that certain attributes ranked similarly to those considered important to the purchase decision of customers of traditional servers, but other converged-specific attributes were not as important.
“Some vendors may be funneling investments toward system attributes designed to showcase the unique abilities of converged systems, but our research found that some of these factors simply aren’t important to customers that either purchased converged systems or are considering a future purchase,” Perry said.
Adoption of converged systems is gaining momentum across a wide range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, government and healthcare, with financial institutions and banks leading adoption rates. The Converged Infrastructure Landscape Report also features detailed profiles of major converged infrastructure vendors, including Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, NEC, IBM, NetApp, Oracle and VCE, which include a vendor SWOT analysis and portfolio overview.
The report is now available for purchase. For more information about the Converged Infrastructure Landscape Report please contact Alison Crawford, senior marketing manager, at 603.758.1838 or alison.crawford(at)tbri(dot)com, or James McIlroy, vice president of sales, at 603.758.1813 or mciloy(at)tbri(dot)com.
Technology Business Research, Inc. is a leading independent technology market research and consulting firm specializing in the business and financial analyses of hardware, software, professional services, telecom and enterprise network vendors, and operators. Serving a global clientele, TBR provides timely and accurate market research and business intelligence in a format that is uniquely tailored to clients’ needs. TBR analysts are available to further address client-specific issues or information needs on an inquiry or proprietary consulting basis.
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