1. Interest in converged platforms grows in Southeast Asia

    The adoption of converged and hyper-converged infrastructures in Southeast Asia is in its early stages, but growth is expected. According to the IDC Asia-Pacific C-Suite Barometer 2015 study, converged infrastructure is one of the top three emerging technologies being explored by respondents in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in 2015-2016. Globally, the hyper-converged integrated systems (HCIS) market is on the rise, and expected to grow from $371.5m in 2014 to nearly$5bn by 2019, according to Gartner.

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    1. Within the Asean countries, there is still a need to understand hyper-convergence.
    2. If required, the technologies in a converged infrastructure can be separated and used independently. The technologies in a hyper-converged infrastructure, however, are so integrated that they cannot be broken down into separate components.
    3. Technology plays a crucial role in enabling the success of the business.
    4. We have seen that adoption especially in telecoms, financial services and service providers, as the way they reach their users has changed rapidly. Efficiency and speed of go-to-market are critical for their businesses.
    5. Will the application used be efficiently deployed in a virtual environment, and does the organisation need an alternative disaster recovery plan or data migration plan, given that it is now running on a virtual environment? Organisations need to know which goals to achieve with the converged solution.
    6. The true power of hyper-converged platforms is that they allow you to get digital products to market faster, while streamlining your expansion, provisioning and management tasks.
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