The global integrated systems market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period on account of the consumer demand for abridged deployments and less standalone solutions. System integration demands heavy investments in technology, service delivery, channel partnerships and integration. The integrated systems market is expected to witness considerable growth as consumers trade in single module performance for integrated service delivery which is anticipated to change the trend in data center infrastructure. The IT sector is evolving rapid and has witnessed changing trends over the last few decades. The emergence of integrated systems has changed the IT sector tremendously.
Integrated systems are made from data centers which are melded into pre-engineered tested systems to function as a whole. Improvement in profitability, lower risk and reduction in total cost of ownership has led to the emergence of integrated systems. IT organizations are focusing on the adoption of integrated systems owing to support on-demand IT infrastructure which is expected accelerate the market growth over the forecast period. Furthermore, the companies are concentrating on increasing operational efficiency and IT staff productivity which is expected to boost the market growth even further. Furthermore, the benefits of integrated systems help meet a demand of end-users and tap different consumer opportunities effectively. Other benefits associated with integrated systems are they provide high flexibility, simplified management and cost saving.
Hardware components such as network equipment and storage servers are optimized and designed to function in collaboration, which reduces IT labor cost. Furthermore, managing integrated systems are easy with a single console which further reduces the operational expenditure significantly. The aforementioned factors are anticipated to spur the demand.
Service segment of integrated systems includes the provision of consultation, installation and integration and maintenance & support. Installation and integration services include implementation and start with breaking down organizational silos, including storage facilities, servers and networking that can be melded with the prevailing infrastructure to optimize enterprise performance. The segment is expected to witness exponential growth over the forecast period owing to high demand across various small, medium and large enterprises. Consulting services comprise of understanding the consumer requirements and build an operating integrated system that will include all the IT related needs of an organization. Maintenance & support services comprise of after sale services, preventive maintenance contracts and annual maintenance contracts. Maintenance & support tasks help the staff to focus on organization’s core competencies and innovate and are anticipated to spur the market growth of integrated systems over the forecast period.
Integrated systems are also known as converged infrastructure. These are pre-integrated, validated and tested systems that chiefly comprises of integrated platform systems and infrastructure. The integrated platform is fundamentally sold with added pre-integrated modified system engineering and packaged software with functions such as storage, integration and testing, application development, tools as databases, application development software, whereas, integrated infrastructure covers server, storage and network integrated to offer shared compute infrastructure. The integrated system solutions are offered and sold to customers in various domains, which include healthcare, educational institutes, retail, manufacturing, telecom & IT and BFSI. In terms of revenue, IT & telecom and BFSI are expected to dominate the segment owing to the high adoption rate of the aforementioned industries. Retail and manufacturing sector is expected to provide various opportunities for market growth and is anticipated to witness exponential growth over the forecast period. Reduced total cost of ownership can be achieved through proactive management of retail store systems.
High market penetration and technological advancements are expected to drive the demand of the North American market. Facebook and Amazon have successfully positioned the integrated system architecture which is expected to drive the demand for integrated systems even further in the region. Asia Pacific market is expected to grow considerably owing to the data center transformation projects and rapid IT sector infrastructure development in the region.
The key contributors to integrated systems market are Oracle Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Company. LLC., Cisco Systems Inc. and Hewlett and Packard (HP) Company.
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