In This Study MethodologySituation Overview Converged Systems Survey ResultsInterest in and Adoption of Converged Systems Are ClimbingIT Organizations Look to Adopt Convergence in the Near FutureEnterprises with a High Rate of Business Change Favor ConvergenceInterest Is Up, But Confusion on Convergence Still ExistsCustomers Aim to Trim Vendor ListField Is Open, But a Couple of Vendors Are Taking an Early LeadConvergence Opportunity: Addressing the Inefficiencies Within ITIs Internal IT Delivery Competitive?Customers with Expansive IT Environments Considering ConvergenceConvergence Seen as Streamlined ITBut Opinions VaryFuture Outlook Essential Guidance Learn More Related ResearchSynopsisFigure: Customer Approach to Converged Infrastructure, 2010 and 2011 Figure: Likelihood to Adopt Converged Infrastructure over the Next Three Years, 2010 and 2011 Figure: Number of Converged Systems Currently Installed by Rate of Business Change Figure: Approach to Converged Infrastructure Figure: IT Vendors in the Customer's Datacenter: Current and Ideal Figure: Vendor Converged Infrastructure Solution Most Likely Considered/In Use, 2010 and 2011 Figure: IT Organization Resource and Time Allocation Figure: Delivery Time for New IT Service Figure: Total Number of Unique IT Applications Used by Approach to Converged Infrastructure Figure: Total Number of Servers Installed by Approach to Converged Infrastructure Figure: Major Benefits of Converged Infrastructure Figure: Top Challenges of Converged Infrastructure
Converged Infrastructure Survey 2011: Out of the Clouds, Down to Earth
This IDC study examines the converged systems market by analyzing the results of a 300-respondent survey. The analysis includes the responsibilities of the IT organization, the size of the infrastructure, the potential benefits and challenges of converged systems, and current market leaders.
"Converged systems have gained momentum within the customer's IT organization in the past year," says Jed Scaramella, research manager, IDC's Enterprise Server. "While converged systems can be a building block for private cloud environments, there are intrinsic benefits to convergence outside of a cloud. Customers view converged systems as a solution to simplify IT, improve availability, and lower operating costs."