It is claimed to drive business agility and make IT staff more efficient.
A new study has estimated that IT departments will invest over $10bn this year on converged infrastructure systems, and will experience a 27% growth rate in coming years to represent $14.3bn in 2018.
The study found that in order to seize the opportunities, enterprises should embrace the cloud as a system to deliver IT resources, with the use of cloud-based computing offering higher-level services like databases and applications.
According to the study, 4.6 times more apps were developed or delivered in 2014 and 41% less time was spent keeping the lights on.
New services or products came 4.4 times quicker to market and organisations experienced 96% less downtime.
IDC said in its report that by working with higher-level application and cloud development platforms, VCE is positioning itself as a turnkey cloud service development platforms provider for new business innovation.
Organisations experienced a 66% less time in the deployment of apps and application development life cycles were 55% faster.
IDC found that companies reduced their time and budgets to keep the lights on to 46% from 78% earlier.