This IDC study presents in-depth analysis of primary customer research data analyzing five common server virtualization use cases to understand enterprise demand for services. Virtualization has become a very important part of the enterprise IT strategy for most enterprises. Despite the current economy, enterprises are still investing in virtualization because of the technology's ability to enable new business initiatives. Additionally, the virtual environments are becoming greater in scale and complexity. This continued deployment, support, and management are generating opportunities for IT services providers that can provide a wide range of services.
"There are considerable opportunities for vendors and partners that are able to provide a wide range of services," says Rob Brothers, program director, Support and Deploy Services. "IDC data has shown that enterprises do not want to support these complex environments on their own and are willing to turn to external providers for assistance."
Datacenter Networks , Enterprise Communications Infrastructure , IT Consulting and Systems Integration Strategies , Network Life-Cycle Services , Software and Hardware Support Services , Storage and Data Management Services
Availability and clustering software, Business continuity, Disaster recovery, Failover and failback, IT maintenance and support, Infrastructure as a service, Operating systems and subsystems, Private cloud services, Server virtualization, Systems integration services, Virtual machine software, Virtualization, Virtualized server