This IDC study presents the worldwide virtualization services forecast for 2013–2017 and includes a segmentation of the virtualization services opportunity by service type. This study summarizes market trends and analyzes what has changed in the market in the past 18 months since the previous forecast was released.
"The size of the server virtualization services market is significantly larger than was estimated in our last forecast, primarily due to an increase in the quantity of virtual servers and virtual storage compared with our earlier estimate," says Rob Brothers, program director, Support and Deploy Services. Coauthor Gard Little, research director, IT Consulting and System Integration Research, added, "While server virtualization is an end goal for some organizations, many see it as an evolutionary step toward a private cloud delivery model, or a hybrid model including public cloud services."
Hypervisors, IT consulting services, IT education and training, IT maintenance and support, Networking virtualization, Private cloud services, Public cloud services, Server virtualization, Systems integration services, Virtual machine software, Virtualization