Regardless of how much systems inside data centers converge, the way they are managed will never be the same again. As a result, most IT service providers need to rethink how their IT infrastructure services are organized as we head into 2016.
A new report from Technology Business Research forecasts that the size of the converged systems market will grow from $11 billion in 2014 to $21 billion in 2019, representing a 15 percent compound annual growth rate.
That doesn’t mean traditional IT systems will disappear overnight. But it does mean that IT organizations are moving to a model where the management of compute, storage, and networking is increasingly unified.