IDC’s 4Q2016 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker has once again recognized Dell Technologies as #1 in the total converged systems market in terms of revenue, units shipped and new capacity shipments. In particular, Dell EMC leads the Integrated Infrastructure Systems segment with a 73% market share up six percentage points from the 67% in 4Q15. This IDC Tracker also confirmed our phenomenal growthin hyper-converged systems revenue, which was up 206% (Y/Y) during the fourth quarter of 2016. According to IDC, Dell Technologies captured 26.9% share of the overall Converged Systems (CS) revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 and 28.4% share of the calendar year revenue. We are clearly a leader in this market.
A winning Formula 1 car is built with 80,000 parts and components that must perform together at speeds of over 200 mph. To support the success of such a technologically advanced racing car, a wealth of compute, storage and network technologies are required to analyze data, aid design, support manufacturing, monitor on-track performance, and more. Smaller, lighter and faster are the driving forces behind IT as much as they are in Formula 1 racing.
To accomplish all that, it takes an IT infrastructure that’s as streamlined, sleek and powerful as the car itself. Today, with a converged infrastructure from EMC, Lotus F1 Team has achieved that goal.
Just a few months ago, EMC, Cisco and VCE announced that VCE will become an EMC business with the charter to focus on simplifying the deployment of hybrid clouds, including a full range of converged infrastructure offerings for enterprises and service providers. Today, VCE took another step to advance simplicity for customers as it launches a new architecture and solutions aimed to take it to new heights.
Simplicity.Next represents the next stage in VCE’s evolution, offering more hyper and hybrid innovation, more flexibility, more productivity, and the power to deliver more of what customers need most — simplicity, scalability and efficiency.
As one of the industry’s most successful joint ventures of all time, the speed and scale of VCE’s success in pioneering and validating the converged infrastructure market has been unprecedented and established CI as a mainstream market segment, with VCE as the clear leader. With today’s announcement from VCE, EMC is proud to provide further integration with VCE solutions to accelerate customers’ journey to the cloud, and to continue delivering innovative world-class technology solutions with VCE that will help our customers transform the way they deliver IT services.
OK, I admit it. I’m a true techy to the core. So this all excites me, not only for the technology advancements, but for what they enable customers to achieve. There is so much in today’s announcement, including multiple innovations straight from EMC, I thought it might be helpful to unpack the key highlights:
Today we announced new hardware, software and solutions to support traditional and emerging workloads in IT’s mission to transform itself to better meet business needs. These new offerings redefine what scale-out NAS is capable of and enable customers to build a scale-out Data Lake to ingest, store, protect and manage massive amounts of unstructured data.
We’ve teamed with a number of our key technology partners to introduce proven solutions for emerging workloads that help enterprises capitalize on the power of Isilon.
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