Integrated Infrastructure: Toward Software Integration
Until recently, servers, storage, and networking occupied separate domains of infrastructure, each with their own experts and management tools. But over the past half-decade, a new breed of integrated infrastructure systems have come to market, arguably simplifying procurement, integration, and operations management. This can result in both a more efficient and more agile IT infrastructure. The current market for integrated infrastructure has followed four approaches: single SKU, application-optimized appliances, reference architectures, and hyperconverged. This 451 Research analyst report excerpt provides an overview of the integrated platforms market for 2016.