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IDC's Worldwide Converged Systems Taxonomy, 2021

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IDC's Worldwide Converged Systems Taxonomy, 2021
Published: March 30, 2021 Content info: 21 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, IDC's 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 Taxonomy

Converged Systems Taxonomy Changes for 2021

Taxonomy Overview


  • Converged Systems
    • Converged Systems Packaging Segments
    • Converged Systems Hardware and Software Segments
  • Integrated Infrastructure (Systems and Platforms)
    • Integrated Infrastructure Systems
      • Certified Reference Systems
        • Criteria to Meet to Be Considered Integrated Systems or Certified Reference Systems
    • Integrated Infrastructure Platforms
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure (Systems and Platforms)
    • Hyperconverged Infrastructure Systems
    • Hyperconverged Software and COTS Platforms
  • Composable Infrastructure (Systems and Platforms)
    • Composable/Disaggregated Infrastructure Systems
    • Composable Software and COTS Platforms
  • Converged Systems Additional Attributes
    • Deployment Location
      • Self-Owned and/or Operated Facilities (Local)
      • Service Provider Facilities
    • Consumption Model (for Infrastructure)
      • Capital Expenses
      • Operational Expenses
    • Deployment Model
      • Traditional IT
      • Dedicated Cloud Infrastructure
      • Public Cloud Infrastructure
    • Deployment Type
      • Turnkey (Off the Shelf)
    • Management Control Planes
      • Premises Based (Installed or as a Service)
      • Cloud Based (as a Service)
        • Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Control Planes
    • Stack Provider (Infrastructure Software Stack)
      • OEM Vendor (Self or Branded)
      • Independent Software Vendor
      • Public Cloud Service Provider
      • Managed Service Provider (Self or Branded)
    • Workload Support (and Optimization)
      • General Purpose (Mixed)
      • General Purpose (Current Generation)
      • General Purpose (Cloud Native)
      • Special Purpose (Fixed)
      • Special Purpose (Extensible)
    • Management Type
      • Self-Managed (Operated)
      • OEM Vendor
      • Independent Software Vendor
      • Cloud Service Provider
      • Managed Service Provider
  • IDC Market Sizing Criteria
    • 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
      • Route to Market: Single Vendor Versus Partnerships

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