There’s a lot of buzz in the market about converged infrastructure. It offers promises of increased corporate agility, lower costs, and environmental benefits. And according to some, it’s the future of the data center.
Converged infrastructure – sometimes referred to as integrated infrastructure, integrated systems, or unified computing – is where server, storage, and networking are combined into a single computing package along with software to facilitate the provisioning and management of the combined unit. As a disruptive technology, converged infrastructure offers the potential of big benefits for adopters but also triggers significant impact across numerous components of the datacenter.
But we at BAO always want to know what’s actually going on in the market – and what our Clients’ customers and prospects are really planning.
So, we set our market intelligence machine on converged infrastructure in the mid-market ($100M-$999M in revenue) to find out what that market looks like today. Here are just a few highlights of what we found:
- It’s still very early in the converged infrastructure technology adoption lifecycle, and only 13% of companies are currently implementing or have completed converged infrastructure.
- 34% of companies are unfamiliar with converged infrastructure or have not reviewed it, making education a must.
- The more complex an organization’s, IT infrastructure the more likely they are to have active converged infrastructure plans.
In addition, we’ve analyzed the converged adoption data by industry, revenue, IT budget, size of storage environments and number of servers.
The complete findings are included in our BAO Trend Report on Converged Infrastructure – if your organization has a converged infrastructure or related offering, or if you are just interested in the current state of the converged infrastructure market, you’ll want to check it out.
We’ve also included account intelligence for two sub segments of organizations at various stages of the converged infrastructure review cycle. Think real-world account intelligence for each including converged plans and IT budgets designed to help you execute targeted account-based marketing and sales programs.