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Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increases 11.0% Year over Year in the First Quarter of 2016, Surpassing $2.5 Billion in Value, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 23, 2016 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, the worldwide converged systems market increased revenue 11.0% year over year to $2.5 billion during the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16). The market generated 1,367 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments during the quarter, which was up 36.2% compared to the same period a year ago.
"End users within the mid-market and even in the outer edge of the enterprise datacenter continue to prioritize simplicity in all aspect of the user experience. This is at the heart of the rapid growth rate within hyperconverged systems." said Kevin M. Permenter, senior research analyst, Computing Platforms. "Going forward, IDC believes the vendors that can present the end user with a seamless and simple end-to-end experience will be well-positioned for further growth."
Converged Systems Segments
IDC distinguishes between three market segments: Integrated Systems, Certified Reference Systems, and Hyperconverged Systems.
  • Integrated systems are pre-integrated, vendor-certified systems containing server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment, and basic element/systems management software.
  • Like integrated systems, certified reference systems are pre-integrated, vendor-certified systems containing server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment, and basic element/systems management software. Certified reference systems, however, are designed with systems from multiple technology vendors
  • Hyperconverged systems collapse core storage and compute functionality into a single, highly virtualized solution. A key characteristic of hyperconverged systems that differentiate these solutions from other integrated systems is their ability to provide all compute and storage functions through the same server-based resources.
During the first quarter of 2016, the Integrated Systems market generated revenues of $1584.25 million, which represented a year-over-year increase of 1.8% and 62.8% of the total market value. Please note that all VCE product brands, which became the EMC Converged Platforms Division, are reported under EMC starting with the Q1 2016 quarter; all historical data from 2012 to 2015 will remain under the VCE vendor. EMC was the largest supplier of Integrated Systems with $403.90 million in sales, or 25.5% share of the market segment.

Top 3 Vendors, Worldwide Integrated Systems, First Quarter of 2016 (Revenues are in Millions)
Vendor1Q16 Revenue1Q16 Market Share1Q15 Revenue1Q15 Market Share1Q16 /1Q15 Revenue Growth
1. EMC*$403.9025.5%$330.6721.2%22.1%
2. Oracle$379.6224.0%$397.0625.5%-4.4%
3. HPE$356.9322.5%$266.3717.1%34.0%
All Others$443.7928.0%$562.7536.1%-21.1%
Total$1,584.25100.0%$1,556.85100.0%1.8%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, June 23, 2016

*Note: VCE product brands became the EMC Converged Platforms Division and are reported under EMC starting with the Q1 2016 quarter
Certified Reference Systems sales rose 0.3% year over year during the first quarter of 2016, generating $567.95 million worth of sales. This amounted to 22.5% of the total market value. Cisco/NetApp was the top-ranked supplier of Certified Reference Systems in the quarter, generating revenues of $336.72 million and capturing a 46.86% share of the market segment.

Top 3 Vendors, Worldwide Certified Reference Systems, First Quarter of 2016 (Revenues are in Millions)
Vendor1Q16 Revenue1Q16 Market Share1Q15 Revenue1Q15 Market Share1Q16 /1Q15 Revenue Growth
1. Cisco/NetApp$313.6655.2%$307.3254.3%2.1%
2. EMC$186.4032.8%$201.6035.6%-7.5%
All Others$67.9012.0%$57.4910.2%18.1%
Total Factory Value$567.95100.0%$566.41100.0%0.3%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, June 23, 2016

Hyperconverged sales grew 148.0% year over year during the first quarter of 2016, generating $371.88 million worth of sales. This amounted to 14.7% of the total market value. Please note the above hyperconverged systems values, like the other product categories listed here, exclude revenue from support and maintenance contracts.
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Taxonomy Notes:
IDC defines converged and hyperconverged systems as pre-integrated, vendor-certified systems containing server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment, and basic element/systems management software. Systems not sold with all four of these components are not counted within this tracker. Specific to management software, IDC includes embedded or integrated management and control software optimized for the auto discovery, provisioning and pooling of physical and virtual compute, storage and networking resources shipped as part of the core, standard integrated system.
For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker, please contact Lidice Fernandez at 305-351-3057 orlfernandez@idc.com.
About IDC Trackers
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About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

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