Gartner Research

The Coming Converged Infrastructure Vendor Battle and What to Do About It

Published: 05 February 2015

ID: G00272470

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss

Summary

As the integrated system and converged infrastructure market matures, including hyperconverged systems, competition will intensify and drive rapid changes. I&O leaders must broaden their CI understanding and focus to include hyperconvergence and new technology developments and implications.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Vertically architected CI products have reached a tipping point; traditional CI vendors are shifting to support HCI, which is creating market turmoil that complicates the buying decisions of I&O leaders
  • The rise of bimodal IT, together with other IT trends, will cause CI systems to proliferate, creating market crowding and confusion among IT leaders
  • Appendix
    • Server Hype Cycle 2014: Maturity of Key Converged Infrastructure Technologies

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