Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Market Surges in Q3: IDC
Integrated infrastructure sales were up 108.6 percent year over year during the third quarter on $984.9 million worth of sales.The worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market generated 622.6 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments during the quarter, which was up 101 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012, according to a report from IT analytics firm IDC. The firm found an impressive 68.5 percent year-over-year factory value growth in the integrated infrastructure and platforms market during the third quarter of 2013 (2Q13), with system sales totaling $1.4 billion. Integrated infrastructure systems are designed for general-purpose, distributed workloads that are likely to have differing performance profiles.The report noted that 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 systems market continues to gain momentum and we saw strong adoption across all categories in the third quarter," Jed Scaramella, research director for IDC’s enterprise servers division, said in a statement. "A greater number of IT customers are realizing the value proposition of integrated systems and how they can simplify IT operations. IDC expects integrated systems to be on many customers' radar during purchasing cycles in 2014."
Integrated infrastructure sales were up 108.6 percent year over year during the third quarter on $984.9 million worth of sales, representing 71.2 percent of the total market value.