CI adop­tion

CRN - - EDIT OPINION - Satyavir Singh Noida

The story on con­verged in­fra­struc­ture (CI) painted a rosy pic­ture around sales op­por­tu­ni­ties for IT chan­nel part­ners. We do agree that the IT in­fra­struc­ture is now headed to­ward CI and it may be­come a stan­dard in­fra­struc­ture of to­mor­row.

How­ever, we must not for­get the fact that CI is yet an­other at­tempt from the ven­dors to com­modi­tize the SI space. With avail­abil­ity of server, stor­age and net­work­ing in a pre­con­fig­ured box, there is lit­tle re­quire­ment for sys­tem in­te­gra­tion and hence re­duced ser­vices share; main­te­nance of course will be taken by the ven­dor.

Cur­rently, only en­ter­prises are opt­ing for CI sys­tems as the prices are high, but as the prices go down, mid-mar­ket and SMB cus­tomers will also start adopt­ing CI due to op­er­a­tional ben­e­fits.

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