Hyperscale, Hyperconvergence and Hyperappliance

We are at the beginning of a significant shift in system and supplier strategies, where established and acquired Intellectual Property is being used to get closer to a complete offering than the days of the mainframe and Unix minicomputers. These systems differ in being built for the large part on standard components and incorporating some […] Read more »

Sales of Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems to reach $5.5 billion in EMEA by 2018

London/Amsterdam, July 19, 2013 – A joint study by IT research firms ITCandor and The METISfiles finds that the Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems (CI and IS) market in EMEA was worth $2.6B in 2012 and will grow at 18% CAGR to reach $5.5B in 2018. CI and IS approaches include new ways of selling, […] Read more »

Converged Infrastructure And Integrated Systems

Launched last month – a major three report series for market planners providing a complete overview of Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems (CIandIS) vendor offerings and positioning, user adoption views and opportunities, market sizes and forecasts for the EMEA region. Available below is a description of each report complete with highlight findings, table of content […] Read more »

Where To Next For Systems Infrastructure Vendors?

Vendors of branded systems infrastructure hardware are reaching two major inflection points. First, system architectures are increasingly being sold as converged infrastructure (CI) that packages servers, storage, networking and infrastructure software into a single solution. Second, in order to gain agility, enterprises move away from on-premise solutions and increasingly adopt as-a-service infrastructure (IaaS) deployment options […] Read more »

The Future Of The Network Is Software Defined

Last week we attended the NetEvents EMEA Press and Analyst Summit. Part of the 2-day program was a debate session on Software Defined Networks (SDN) with panellists from Gartner, IDC, IBM, Dell, HP, Extreme Networks, Enterasys and yours truly. The debate centred on the question who is first to ride the SDN revolution, the Enterprise, […] Read more »