Guest Column | October 23, 2013

What You Need To Know About Converged Infrastructure Platforms: Part 1

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By Danika Alston, business value marketing manager, Eaton Power Quality Division

Converged infrastructures utilize virtualization and automation to achieve high levels of availability in a cost-effective manner. According to analyst firm IDC, the worldwide market for converged infrastructure solutions will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent between 2012 and 2016, rising from $4.6 billion to $17.8 billion. Sales of non-converged server, storage, and networking hardware, by contrast, will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of just a little over 2 percent over the same period. The following benefits help explain why adoption of converged infrastructures is rising so sharply.

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