Converged Infrastructure: More than just cost savings

It can land big returns for all facets of cloud economics.

Businesses in Asia Pacific are demanding more and more of their IT infrastructures. IDC estimates in a recent report that the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region would see its IT services market grow to US$100 billion by 2019 at an annualised growth rate of close to 8 percent. IDC also predicts that the public cloud services market in Asia Pacific region will double in the next few years, growing from US$3.2 billion in 2014 to US$7.1 billion by 2018.

How can Asian businesses stay agile while making each dollar count? Converged infrastructure, according to this report from IDC. Interviews with 16 of our customers led them to conclude that “by working with higher-level application and cloud development platforms, VCE is positioning itself as a provider of turnkey cloud service development platforms for new business innovation.”

VCE’s Robert Crutchley recently wrote that “cloud economics” is about more than just the dollar-costs of IT. According to Crutchley, CIOs need to be thinking in a range of different business “currencies” like time and convenience, since these are what businesses derive the most underlying value from. When it comes to time, IDC found converged infrastructure can deliver pretty big dividends including:

  • 41 percent less time spent keeping the lights on.
  • Getting new products and services to market 4.4 times faster.
  • 55 percent speed boosts to app development life-cycles.

Converged infrastructure also offers substantial returns in other parts of the cloud economics portfolio – everything from convenience to scalability to business agility. And it does so while yielding significant OpEx savings at the same time. As economies in the Asia Pacific region continue their blistering speed of growth, converged infrastructure will help local and regional businesses generate value in far more than just cost savings. How much value? Check out the video below to find out:

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