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Table of Contents

List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide Composable/Disaggregated Infrastructure Revenue Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Table: Worldwide Composable/Disaggregated Infrastructure Forecast, 2016–2023 ($M)

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors


Maturity of New Fabrics and Interconnects

Demand for New Memory-Centric Infrastructure


Stickiness of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

The Question of Cloud

Solution Looking for a Problem

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

Disaggregation: Scaling Beyond Physical Servers and Racks

Figure: Evolution of Disaggregating Physical Server Racks

Composability: Infrastructure as a Code

Figure: Composability of Hardware Resources

Attributes of Composable/Disaggregated Systems

Independent Scaling

Common Unified APIs

Management and Templates

Similarities and Differences with Existing Technologies and Markets

With Converged and Hyperconverged Infrastructure

With Software-Defined Infrastructure

With Server Virtualization

With Infrastructure Software and Computing Platforms (aka Servers)

Figure: Traditional Converged, Hyperconverged, and Composable/Disaggregated Infrastructure

Figure: Evolution of Converged, Hyperconverged, and Composable/Disaggregated Infrastructure


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