ondon, 21 May, 2014 – The value of the integrated systems market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) recorded another peak, growing by 58% year over year in 4Q13 and 63.5% for the full 2013 at $1.76 billion, according to the latest Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure & Platform Tracker from IDC, representing around a quarter of global sales in this segment. (TZ)
Major vendor offerings tracked in IDC’s report include Oracle Engineered Systems, VCE Vblock, Cisco/NetApp Flexpod, IBM PureSystems, HP Converged Systems, EMC Vspex, Hitachi Unified Compute Platform, and Dell Active Systems.
Integrated infrastructure systems, single SKU systems optimized for virtualization (see definitions below), have proven the more popular investment option, accounting for over 57% of total sales in EMEA in 2013, more than doubling from 2012, mainly driven by price point and vendor choice/momentum.
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