The US government may be shut down, but FlexPod is still up and running. In fact FlexPod just busied itself earning a major recognition, following the Microsoft Best of TechEd success, FlexPod has now been ranked by IDC as #1 in worldwide Integrated Infrastructure.
IDC just released the results of new quarterly research, “IDC Worldwide Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker – 2013Q2” to measure the size and segments of this high growth market, often referred to as ‘Converged Infrastructure’. The press release highlights the rapid sales increase of 50% year over year, and a total market size surpassing $1.3 Billion. The details of this IDC Tracker show FlexPod was #1 in the Integrated Infrastructure segment!
Key Takeaways of the IDC Tracker
- FlexPod is the worldwide leader in Integrated Infrastructure.
- FlexPod is #1 in Revenue in the segment
- Integrated Infrastructure is the relevant segment for enterprises and service providers who need a Shared IT platform vs. a single workload system.
The IDC report splits the market into two categories: Integrated Infrastructure (i.e., horizontal infrastructure stack type solutions such as FlexPod and Vblock) and Integrated Platforms (workload specific stacks that include the application such as Oracle Exadata). FlexPod ranked #1 in revenue in the integrated infrastructure segment. We consider this Tracker strong validation of FlexPod leadership in the worldwide Integrated Infrastructure market, and the Cisco and NetApp long-term vision and strategy of a highly scalable, unified architecture.
Even More News on the Way
Along with these dominant quarterly rankings, FlexPod has been delivering savings in terms of time and money to thousands of customers for almost three years (do I sense another birthday cake in the near future?) Thanks for your role in the FlexPod community and helping to make FlexPod #1. Stay tuned for breaking Fall FlexPod news with new validated designs and program enhancements. Watch the FlexPod Community page for the Fall news at the end of the month.