Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure, Vendor Evaluations - Quarterly Advisory Report
Combining a proprietary panel of over 50,000 senior IT buyers with our robust data-collection methodologies, 451 Research's Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure tracks and analyzes the disruption occurring in the market today and exposes the major opportunities for enterprises, IT vendors, suppliers and investors. The study represents more than 730 completes of a web-based survey, completed by IT and server decision-makers worldwide, primarily based in North America and Europe, and supplemented by 20 in-depth, phone-based interviews. The sample is representative of small, medium, large and very large organizations in both the private and public sectors. In addition to regular quarterly topics, the survey focuses on evaluations of the suppliers of server products, including both traditional, standalone servers (x86, RISC and mainframe) and converged infrastructure (standard, hyperconverged and data-optimized). This includes the 451 Research Vendor Window, which plots enterprise adoption as well as Promise and Fulfillment indices that compare vendors' effectiveness at both marketing and execution. The study also looks at budgets, as well as the role and impact of storage transformation initiatives on enterprise IT strategies.