According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker, the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased revenue 33.8%...
gadget IT-internet-technologyAccording to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker, the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased revenue 33.8% year over year to $2.4 billion during the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14).

The market generated more than 833 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments during the quarter, which was up 63.4% compared to same period a year ago. First half results were comparable with the market value growing 35.9% compared to 1H2013, to $4.3 billion.

“It’s notable that sales of integrated systems have driven considerable and continued growth at a time when many portions of the enterprise infrastructure market have experienced lackluster results,” said Eric Sheppard, Research Director, Storage. “Integrated systems have clearly become a critical go-to market approach and an important source of growth for infrastructure suppliers looking to capitalize on a market need to reduce datacenter infrastructure inefficiencies.”

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Integrated Platforms vs. Integrated Infrastructure

IDC distinguishes between two market segments: Integrated Platforms and Integrated Infrastructure. Integrated platforms are integrated systems that are sold with additional pre-integrated packaged software and customized system engineering optimized to enable such functions as application development software, databases, testing, and integration tools. Integrated infrastructure systems are designed for general-purpose, distributed workloads that are likely to have differing performance profiles. While integrated infrastructure is similar to integrated platforms in that it will leverage the same infrastructure building blocks, it is not optimized for a specific workload.

During the second quarter of 2014, the Integrated Platforms market generated more than $1 billion in sales, which represented an 11.1% year-over-year growth rate and 43.7% of the total market value. Oracle was the largest supplier of Integrated Platform Systems with $577 million in sales, or 55.0% share of the market segment.

Top 3 Vendors, Worldwide Integrated Platforms, Q2 2014 (Revenues are in Millions) 

Vendor

2Q14 Revenue

2Q14 Market Share

2Q13 Revenue

2Q13 Market Share

2Q14/2Q13 Revenue Growth

1. Oracle

$577.0

55.0%

$487.6

51.6%

18.3%

2. IBM

$116.6

11.1%

$115.4

12.2%

1.0%

T3. HP

$17.9

1.7%

$9.3

1.0%

92.1%

T3. Hitachi

$17.3

1.7%

$0.0

0.0%

NA

All Others

$320.1

30.5%

$332.0

35.2%

-3.6%

Total Factory Value

$1,048.9

100%

$944.3

100%

11.1%

 

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