The amount of data under management by IT organizations continues to grow faster than IT budgets. This divergence is expected to continue for the foreseeable future and is driving IT organizations to seek greater efficiencies - in both CAPEX and OPEX - wherever possible. The use of converged infrastructure is one tool available to improve efficiencies. The benefits of converged solutions include reduced data center footprint, lower power and cooling costs, lower maintenance costs, and streamlined management. These benefits are valuable, particularly for storage, as data growth has resulted in more complex infrastructure. Scalar iBlade enables converged solutions with a server and supported applications integrated into Scalar i6 or Scalar i3 tape libraries.