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Forecast Analysis: Integrated Systems, Worldwide

Published: 29 April 2019

ID: G00389043

Analyst(s): Roger W. Cox , Naveen Mishra , Jeffrey Hewitt , Kiyomi Yamada


The integrated systems market is one of the highest growth sectors in compute infrastructure with a five-year CAGR of 13.1% to reach $18.7 billion by 2023, driven by growth in HCIS and reference architecture. The forecasts for HCIS, IIS and integrated stack were lowered from the previous iteration.

Table Of Contents
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Market Impacts
  • Notable Changes

Forecast Data Summary

  • 2019 Will Witness Significant Reduction in IIS Spending Coupled With Minor Declines in HCIS and Integrated Stack
    • IIS
    • HCIS
    • Integrated Stack

Forecast Model Summary

Influencing Factors and Assumptions

  • Influencing Factor: Technology Preference: Business-Critical Workloads Continue to Move Toward HCIS
    • Forecast Assumption: Thirty percent of business-critical enterprise applications currently being deployed on traditional three-tier IT infrastructure will transition to HCIS by 2021.
  • Influencing Factor: Sourcing Option-Shift Toward Subscription-Based Consumption Model for Integrated Systems
    • Forecast Assumption: By 2021, more than 20% of the integrated systems installed base will migrate to a subscription-based service, from the current level of 5%.
  • Influencing Factor: Ecosystem — DRAM Oversupply in 2019
    • Forecast Assumption: DRAM pricing is expected to see large, double-digit declines in 2019 before stabilizing in the fourth quarter.

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