IDC's Hosting Infrastructure Services has moved far beyond the original "Web hosting" value proposition as distinctions between public Internet-facing Web sites/applications and private, internal-facing corporate IT business functions continue to blur. Businesses look to hosting infrastructure services as a more flexible and optimization-oriented approach to "big IT" issues such as enterprise datacenter/IT consolidation and extended enterprise enablement and as a tactical solution for specific needs related to Web site infrastructure management and digital media delivery. As cloud-based IT service delivery models gain momentum, hosting providers are adding cloud options to their portfolios and incorporating cloud principles into their business strategies. IDC's Hosting Infrastructure Services research keeps clients informed of market and end-user trends, shifts in the competitive landscape, technology developments, and service provider opportunities and challenges.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Hosting infrastructure market segmentation
Cloud infrastructure services and service provider strategies
Content delivery network (CDN) services
Hosting services market ecosystems
Value-added strategies and customer uptake
Service provider strategies and competitive positioning
Industry alliances and partnerships
U.S. Hosting Infrastructure Services Forecast and Analysis
Content Delivery Network Services Forecast and Analysis
U.S. Hosting Infrastructure Services: End-User Survey
U.S. Hosting Infrastructure Services Competitive Analysis
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Key Questions Answered
What is the market for hosting infrastructure services, and who are the market leaders and what are their strategies?
How is the emergence of cloud-based IT service delivery models affecting the strategies and portfolios of "traditional" competitors in the hosting infrastructure services space?
How will the different types of hosting infrastructure services — shared, dedicated, complex/managed, and colocation, as well as virtualized versus physical and cloud versus "noncloud" evolve over time?
What are the market dynamics in the CDN services space, and how are providers positioning themselves in this market?
Cloud/On-Demand Delivery Models
IDC's Hosting Infrastructure Services research examines how hosting service providers are positioning themselves to compete in the market. This service reviews strategies, market positioning, value proposition development, and future direction of selected providers in the hosting infrastructure services market, including:
Akamai, Amazon Web Services, AT&T, CSC, Equinix, Go Daddy, HP, IBM Global Services, Internap, Limelight Networks, Microsoft, NaviSite, Rackspace, CenturyLink/SAVVIS, SoftLayer, Sungard, Verio, and Verizon/Terremark.
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