The old way to buy servers, storage and networking equipment in different cycles has reached its end. Today we see a trend towards buying integrated systems that are tested, certified, sold and deployed as a single unit.
"IDC expects 1/3rd of the market to move to Integrated Systems by 2016"
ref: IDC Converged /Integrated Systems Survey, September 2012 (N=300)
Oracle Engineered solutions provide a consolidated, integrated & tested configurations, there is much less risk to partners who sell & deploy them. Oracle’s offering in Engineered Systems and Appliances continues to grow giving Oracle Partners even greater opportunities.