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Converged infrastructure systems sales grow 19%

June 25, 2019 / MIKE WHEATLEY

Enterprises are showing no letup in their demand for converged infrastructure systems, if International Data Corp.’s latest numbers are any indication. In IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker published today, revenue from the market increased by 19.3% year over year to $3.75 billion during the first quarter of 2019. Once again, Dell Technologies Inc. led the way with the largest market share. Converged infrastructure refers to data management systems that package computing, networking, servers, storage and virtualization tools within a single appliance. Those systems are further broken down into three distinct categories. They include “Hyperconverged Systems,” which tightly integrate compute, storage and virtualization resources into a single system that’s managed via a common tool set; “Certified Reference Systems and Infrastructure,” which come prepackaged with servers, disk storage, networking gear and the necessary management...