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IDC's Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker Taxonomy, 2019

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IDC's Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker Taxonomy, 2019
Published: March 2, 2020 Content info: 18 Pages

This IDC study provides an overview of how IDC defines and measures the converged systems market. Technology definitions that directly relate to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker are provided as the descriptions of IDC's approach to segmenting this market. "IT departments around the world are increasingly turning to converged systems to improve utilization rates of their infrastructure, reduce time to deployment of new applications, ease infrastructure management burdens, and reduce the risk of downtime," said Eric Sheppard, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group. "The wide-ranging benefits associated with converged systems are helping drive interest in the technology and ultimately increased rates of adoption."

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IDC's Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker Taxonomy

Converged Systems Tracker Taxonomy Changes for 2019

Taxonomy Overview


  • Converged Systems
    • Certified Reference Systems
    • Integrated Infrastructure
    • Integrated Platforms
    • Criteria to Meet to Be Considered Integrated Systems or Certified Reference Systems
    • Hyperconverged Systems
      • Maturing Market Drives Diversity of HCI Architectures
      • Background: Getting to Disaggregated Hyperconverged Systems
      • Route to Market: Single Vendor Versus Partnerships
    • Software Included Within Converged Systems Market Sizing
  • IDC Market Definitions
    • Branded Market View
      • System Vendor and Hyperconverged Software Vendor Revenue Attribution Differences
      • Metrics Used to Measure the Integrated Infrastructure and Platform Market
      • Exchange Rates
    • Vendor Recognition
  • Enterprise Storage System, Server, Networking, and Software Taxonomies
    • Enterprise Storage System Definitions
      • Important Enterprise Storage System Metrics
    • Enterprise Server Definitions
    • Enterprise Network Infrastructure Definitions
      • Ethernet Switches
      • Fibre Channel Switches
      • InfiniBand Switches
    • Software Definitions
      • Applications Market Definition
      • Application Development and Deployment Software Market Definition
      • System Infrastructure Software Market Definition
        • Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
        • Hyperconverged Software-Defined Storage Controller Software
        • Network Infrastructure Software

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  • Methodology
  • Synopsis
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