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 »

The Four Types of System Architectures

In the past, data centre computing was characterised by large, integrated resources called mainframes. As shared computing resources became more decentralized and affordable, these resources split into distributed computing layers of servers, storage, networks and software. To curb the proliferation of distributed IT sprawl, these computing layers were pooled and virtualized for maximum efficiency and […] Read more »