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Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 6.2% Year Over Year in the Second Quarter of 2017 with Vendor Revenue at $3.15 Billion, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, worldwide converged systems vendor revenues increased 6.2% year over year to $3.15 billion during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17). The market consumed 1.78 exabytes of new storage capacity during the quarter, which was up 5.6% compared to the same period a year ago.

"The converged systems market is benefiting from an expansion into new environments and a new set of customers," said Eric Sheppard, research director, Enterprise Storage & Converged Systems. "This expansion is driven by products that are offering new levels of automation, tighter integration between technologies ,and, in many cases, software-defined solutions based on scale-out architectures."

Converged Systems Segments
IDC's converged systems market view recognizes four segments: integrated infrastructure, certified reference systems, integrated platforms, and hyperconverged systems. Integrated infrastructure and certified reference systems are pre-integrated, vendor-certified systems containing server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment, and basic element/systems management software. 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. 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 scale-out architecture and their ability to provide all compute and storage functions through the same x86 server-based resources.

During the second quarter of 2017, the combined integrated infrastructure and certified reference systems market generated revenues of $1.56 billion, which represented a year-over-year decrease of 1.5% and 49.6% of the total market. Dell Inc. was the largest supplier of this combined market segment with $758 million in sales, or 48.5% share of the market segment.

Top 3 Companies, Worldwide Integrated Infrastructure and Certified Reference Systems, Second Quarter of 2017 (Revenues are in Millions)

Company

2Q17 Revenue

2Q17 Market Share 2Q16 Revenue 2Q16 Market Share 2Q17 /2Q16 Revenue Growth
1. Dell Inc.* $758.2 48.5% $730.4 46.0%

3.8%

2. Cisco/NetApp $516.1 33.0% $429.5 27.1%

20.1%

3. HPE $184.7 11.8% $290.7 18.3% -36.5
All Others $104.1 6.7% $135.6 8.6% -23.3%
Total $1563.0 100% $1586.3 100% -1.5%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, September 26, 2017

* Note: Dell Inc. represents the combined revenues for Dell and EMC sales for all quarters shown.

Integrated Platform sales declined 4.9% year over year during the second quarter of 2017, generating $822.3 million worth of sales. This amounted to 26.1% of the total market revenue. Oracle was the top-ranked supplier of Integrated Platforms during the quarter, generating revenues of $510 million and capturing a 62.1% share of the market segment.

Top 3 Companies, Worldwide Integrated Platforms, Second Quarter of 2017 (Revenues are in Millions)

Company

2Q17 Revenue 2Q17

Market Share

2Q16 Revenue 2Q16

Market Share

2Q17 /2Q16 Revenue Growth
1. Oracle $510.6 62.1% $483.1 55.8% 5.7%
2. HPE $65.4 8.0% $84.7 9.8% -22.7%
3. IBM $40.6 4.9% $44.4 5.1% -8.6%
All Others $205.7 25.0% $252.9 29.2% -18.7%
Total $822.3 100% $865.1 100% -4.9%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, September 26, 2017

Hyperconverged sales grew 48.5% year over year during the second quarter of 2017, generating $763.4 million worth of sales. This amounted to 24.2% of the total market value.

In addition to the tables above, a graphic illustrating worldwide revenues for the four converged systems product segments over the previous five quarters is available by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

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. Numbers in this press release may not sum due to rounding.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, please contact Lidice Fernandez at 305-351-3057 or lfernandez@idc.com.

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