The specialists of the analytical company IDC prepared the next report related to the market of convergent systems. It includes data for the second quarter of 2020. According to analysts’ calculations, this market in annual terms has decreased by 4.5%, to $3.9 billion.
Let us clarify that by converged systems IDC understand systems, which include computing, network and storage resources. Due to their software-defined specialization, these ready-made, tested solutions, optimized for different tasks and supporting virtualization, can be easily built into the existing infrastructure.
IDC experts divide the market into three segments.
The first is vendor-certified reference systems including server hardware, storage subsystems, network hardware and basic management software. During the year, sales in this segment decreased by 7.6% to $1.5 billion. At the end of the quarter it is 39.1% of the total market.
The second segment is integrated platforms. They include software and specialized tools, so they are suitable for software development, database management, testing and integration. Sales in this segment for the year decreased by 13.1%, to 544 million dollars. The segment accounts for 13.8 percent of the market.
The third segment is hyperconvergent systems, which combine key storage and processing functionality into a single solution with a high degree of virtualization. The advantages of hyperconvergent systems include good scalability, laid down at the architectural level. This is the only segment where sales, although a little, but increased in annual terms. The growth rate was 1.1%. As a result, sales were close to $1.9 billion, which is 47.1% of the market.