Regional Shift toward Converged and Hyper-Converged Infrastructures in Place

GCC Businesses are Considering Implementing an Integrated IT Approach as Datacenters Increase in Complexity

Complexity is a challenge faced by many datacenters today because of the ever evolving nature of technology and the endless opportunities it presents. As a result, businesses are increasingly looking for ways to more efficiently manage their datacenters by using an integrated IT approach. We are currently witnessing a recent trend in the region towards converged and hyper-converged infrastructures that can help regional businesses reduce operational costs, facilitate scalability, and simplify IT management processes.

CIOs across the GCC region are particularly keen to keep technology acquisition as simple as possible. We believe this is the reason behind the increasing adoption rate of converged and hyper-converged infrastructures that provide a localized single resource pool solution, offer streamlined management tools, and reduce deployment time.

According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platform Tracker, the global integrated infrastructure and platforms market experienced over 19 percent growth in revenue, reaching USD 2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014. The report also indicated that 1.2 exabytes of new capacity was generated, representing an increase of over 42 percent from the previous year, and that integrated systems revenues increased 28.9% year over year to $9.4 billion, while new storage capacity shipments grew 52.8% to 3.5 exabytes.

We expect that this is the future of data centers in the region as they become increasingly complex with the vast expansion of technology, and are accompanied by heavy financial risks associated with using ineffective data management tools. An integrated approach will help simplify UAE IT infrastructures, allowing managers to focus more on their primary business objectives.

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