This IDC study highlights that the overall spending on converged systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54.7% from $2.0 billion in 2011 to $17.8 billion in 2016.
According to Jed Scaramella, research manager, Enterprise Server Group, "The use of converged systems as an alternative to traditional procurement and delivery models will continue to be one of the most important developments in the evolution of IT infrastructure market. End users and service providers alike will rely heavily on suppliers to offer converged systems, which encapsulate server, storage, networking, and management services into smaller, more easily managed and efficiency infrastructure."
Converged Systems: State of the Market and Future Outlook 2012
Analytic applications, Applications, Data-replication services, Direct-attached storage, Switched SAS, Disaster recovery, Disk storage, Disk-based data protection, Enterprise server, Ethernet switch, Networks, Routers, Server blades, Storage area network, Storage systems, System and network management software