An integrated stack system involves a bundled vendor product that helps in providing a scalable network, storage as well as server infrastructure done with the help of automation and management software. This are used by various organizations as this integrated stack system bundles servers, provides storage and networking within a preconfigured product that is both easy to install and manage. Essentially the customers have to only unpack the stack components and then add the associated software applications to get the system running. Although these stacks are packaged and then sold by a single vendor, there are some elements of the stack that includes networking interfaces and switches which might get supplied by a different vendor. Vendors may even form partnerships with other manufacturers to procure the parts of the stack they don’t manufacture providing the final stack system. The global market for integrated stack systems has been segmented on the basis of type, application and geography. Based on type, the market has been segmented into system in converged software and hyper-converged software. In addition to this, healthcare, automotive and telecommunication among others forms the various end use industries for this market.
Global integrated stack systems market geographically has been segmented into Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America and Middle East and Africa.
Easier usage, longer stability and better performance are some of the key drivers for this market. Integrated stacks helps in reducing the overall cost of deployment along with managing IT infrastructure of the organization. These systems provide an alternative for companies that doesn’t want to invest time as well as effort into integrating other solutions to their personal database. The suppliers here offer converged infrastructure delivering added value to the customer further providing validated configurations that are based on tested product components. Quick deployment that allows systems to be made in a short span of time along with a single support point providing solutions by a particular supplier makes things easier for the organization forming a major driver for this market. Moreover, certified solution by the vendors along with on-going maintenance support by suppliers also has a positive impact on the overall global demand. Even though there are numerous drivers that has pushed the demand for this market, still there are certain restraints that has posed challenges and limitations on its growth. One such factor being the fixed configurations and high costs associated with implementation of these systems that has acted as a major limitation for this market. Moreover, lack of choice for the components allows suppliers to provide parts that is only available to them and has been another major restraint for this market. Considering all these drivers and restraints, it is the rise of complex organization structure along with growing applications of different stacking methods may provide future opportunities for this market.
Geographically, North America followed by Europe formed some of the major regions for this market. It is the growing complex database structures along with rise of big data that formed a few important factors to positively impact this market. Asia Pacific formed another major region for this market along with accounting one of the fastest growth globally. China and India among others formed a few important countries contributing to the growth of this market in APAC region. Growing complexities associated with organization infrastructure along with rise in IT based data systems are likely some of the key factors to have a positive impact on this market in APAC region.
Some of the key players that are present in the global integrated stack systems market include Oracle Corporation (The U.S.), International Business Machine Corporation (The U.S.), HP (The U.S.), Nutanix (The U.S.) and Dell (The U.S.) among others.
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