Hybrid IT has been discussed as the future for businesses for some time, but it is clear this future is now, with most organizations already having at least some of their infrastructure deployed off-premises.
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Worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 10.8 percent year-over-year to $2.99 billion during the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), according to the latest market study by IDC. The market consumed 1.96 exabytes of new storage capacity during the quarter, which was up 30 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
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“The vast majority of organizations are still working on IT infrastructure transformation, and over a third (38%) have only just started their journey. Another 44% have are right in the middle of their transformation program, and still have some way to go.”
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