Menu
Vendors find value as Oracle leads integrated systems market

Vendors find value as Oracle leads integrated systems market

"The integrated systems market continued to exhibit strong momentum throughout 2014 and represents a growth opportunity for IT vendors."

Vendor revenue for the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased 19.4% year over year to $2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14).

According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platform Tracker, the market generated 1.2 exabytes of new capacity during the year, which was up 42.2% compared to same period a year ago.

For the full year 2014, worldwide integrated systems revenues increased 28.9% year over year to $9.4 billion, while new storage capacity shipments grew 52.8% to 3.5 exabytes.

"The integrated systems market continued to exhibit strong momentum throughout 2014 and represents a growth opportunity for IT vendors," says Jed Scaramella, Research Director, Enterprise Servers, IDC.

"The industry saw competitive dynamics shift in 2014 with major vendors completing company privatisation and acquisitions, as well as many forming new partnerships."

Consequently, IDC believes these actions are sure to set a new competitive landscape for 2015.

"An expanding number of organizations around the world are turning to integrated systems as a way to address longstanding and difficult infrastructure challenges," adds Eric Sheppard, Research Director, Storage, IDC.

"This drove $2.1 billion of net-new spending in 2014 and makes these solutions an increasingly rare source of high growth within the broader infrastructure marketplace."

Integrated Platforms vs. Integrated Infrastructure

IDC distinguishes between two market segments: Integrated Platforms and Integrated Infrastructure.

Integrated platforms are integrated systems that are sold with additional pre-integrated packaged software and customized system engineering optimised to enable such functions as application development software, databases, testing, and integration tools.

While Integrated infrastructure systems are designed for general-purpose, distributed workloads that are likely to have differing performance profiles.

While integrated infrastructure is similar to integrated platforms in that it will leverage the same infrastructure building blocks, it is not optimized for a specific workload.

The Integrated Platforms market was essentially flat during the fourth quarter, generating $917 million in sales on 0.4% year-over-year growth rate.

Oracle was the largest supplier of Integrated Platform Systems with $371 million in sales, or 40.5% share of the market segment.

Meanwhile Integrated Infrastructure sales grew 31.9% year over year during the fourth quarter 2014 to $1.8 billion in total sales.

VCE was the top-ranked supplier of Integrated Infrastructure in the quarter, generating revenues of $521 million and capturing a 28.6% share of the market segment.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.

Tags HPOracleciscoIBMIDCVCE

Featured

Slideshows

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments