Due to increase in the demand by customers for lesser standalone solutions and abridged deployments the factors such as major storage, management, networking & systems are forecasted to have a larger stake in integrated systems market. Huge investments in channel partnerships, integration, service delivery and technology are demanded by integrated systems market. Due to the tendency of the consumers to trade single module performance for integrated delivery which denotes a phase change in data centre infrastructure is estimated to provide a boost to the growth of integrated systems market over the next few years.
Rapid evolution in the IT sector has led to a shift from the silos which were traditionally being used. Emergence of integrated systems has led to development of systems wherein the technologies concerned with data centre are fused into pre-engineered and tested systems to operate as a whole. Business agility is being tried to improve using the integrated systems by the IT executives. Integrated systems provide IT organizations with support to on demand IT infrastructure and thereby increase operational efficiency, and staff productivity which is expected to fuel the growth of integrated systems over the forecast period. Moreover, the above mentioned advantages help the organizations to respond more efficiently to the customer’s demands and focus on the markets that are unattended.
Service for integrated systems involves provisions for consulting & maintenance, installation & integration and support. Implementation is included in the installation and integration services which starts with breaking down the traditional organizational silos, including storage, networking and server facilities that can be easily fused into existing arrangements to make optimum performance possible. High demands across various small, medium and large scale enterprises is expected to drive the demand of integrated systems over the forecast period.
Understanding customer’s requirements and devising a plan to implement and operate the integrated systems is included in the consultancy services. Any after sales services are included in maintenance and support services along with annual maintenance contracts. Function of maintenance and support services is to provide guidance to the staff about the core organisational competencies and innovate which is expected to drive the market in next few years.
Integrated systems are also called as converged infrastructure which are tested and validated, pre-integrated and mainly consist of integrated infrastructure and integrated platform/workload. Integrated platform comes equipped with functions such as application development, storage, testing and integration tools whereas integrated infrastructure consists of network & server and storage facilities to provide shared infrastructure. The integrated infrastructure market is expected to overtake the integrated platform market over the forecast period in the integrate systems market.
Integrated systems are being put to use in various domains like educational institutes, BFSI and telecom, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and IT. IT and BFSI are expected to consume largest share of the revenue over the forecast period due to reasons such as the increased adoption rate of systems across various industries. Retail and manufacturing sector too will provide ample amount of growth opportunities and may witness rapid growth in next few years.
Due to extensive technological advancements and higher market penetration, North America is expected to rise as the dominant region. Presence of larger firms like the Facebook and Amazon that have implemented integrated systems may also drive the regional market of integrated systems over the forecast period. Asia Pacific is another reason which is expected to have considerable growth rate over the next few years. The reason can for this can be cited as rapid IT infrastructure coupled with data centre transformations in the region. In the event of the steady development that the economies are undergoing, buyer confidence is driving the demand for the integrated systems, but with less enthusiasm.
Integrated systems market is consolidated with few key players such as Oracle, VCE, IBM, HP and Cisco who account for most of the market share in the year 2013. Maintenance systems are generally provided by the vendors for deployment of the equipment at customers place. Virtualization and Cloud- storage vendors are collaborating with integrated system providers to increase the installation of systems in enterprises.
Integrated Systems Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
• Integrated Platform/Workload Systems
• Integrated Infrastructure Systems
Integrated Systems Service Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
• Integration & Installation
• Maintenance & Support
Integrated Systems End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
• IT & Telecom
Integrated Systems Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
• North America
• Asia Pacific
• Latin America
• Middle East & Africa
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