International Data Corp has reported a surge in interest for integrated infrastructure and platforms as information technology leaders seek tools to improve utilization rates, reduce downtime risks and shorten deployment times.
Global sales for the market from April to June reached $1.3 billion, up 50.2 percent from the second quarter in 2012, IDC said Wednesday.
This growth translated to shipments of more than 500 petabytes of storage capacity during the period, noted the market analyst in its Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure & Platform Tracker.
“The wide-ranging benefits associated with integrated systems are helping to drive interest in the technology and ultimately very high market value growth rates,” said Eric Sheppard, research director for IDC’s storage software market segment.
According to Jed Scaramella, research director for enterprise servers at IDC, customers are depending on integrated systems to optimize their IT processes and increase their value to the company.
“Integrated systems adoption is rapidly moving from evaluation to mainstream use, with customers increasingly deploying Tier 1 applications,” Scaramella added.
The IDC study defines integrated infrastructure and platforms as pre-integrated, vendor-certified systems sold with four components: server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment and basic systems management software.