IDC's Worldwide Converged Systems Taxonomy, 2015
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 director, Storage. "The wide-ranging benefits associated with converged systems are helping drive interest in the technology and ultimately increased rates of adoption.