The business case for public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions is often based on expectations for capital and operational cost savings paired with increased business agility and application performance. The ability to achieve the expected outcomes depends heavily on the choices that customers and service providers make about products and processes for physical and virtual systems management, automation, and control as well as on the strategies used to implement and finance the associated infrastructure. Customers, software vendors, service providers, and investors look to IDC's IT Cloud Decision Economics service to provide the expert insight and market intelligence needed to make important public and private IT cloud computing management and governance decisions.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Public and private cloud systems management software revenue forecasts
Customer functional priorities and timelines for investing in cloud systems management software solutions
Major vendor cloud systems management strategies
Cloud systems management software vendor market shares
Enterprise tactics and strategies for optimizing public, private, and hybrid cloud systems management and business value
Cloud systems management software and SaaS innovators and strategies to disrupt the status quo
Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software Forecast and Trends
Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software Vendor Strategies and Market Shares
Cloud System Management Customer Priority Surveys and Use Cases
Cloud Systems Management Start-ups and Innovators
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
Key Questions Answered
What public and private cloud systems management functional capabilities will be most widely implemented in 2012–2017?
How are major vendors and start-ups addressing the cloud systems management software market?
What are the latest forecasts and market shares for worldwide cloud systems management software solutions?
What are the most important choices and trade-offs IT and business decision makers need to consider with regard to developing governance, business case, and management strategies for their cloud environments?
What types of best practices and decision frameworks are emerging to help enterprise decision makers optimize cloud operations and architectures?
Five Factors with Greatest Influence on Decisions Regarding the Use of Public Versus Private Cloud Services
This service is designed to assist IT buyers and decision makers as well as system management software, cloud solution vendors, and service providers that support them. Cloud represents a major shift in the way IT solutions and software are developed, deployed, and operated. Buyers need up-to-date insight into best practices, vendor capabilities, and lessons being learned by early adopters. Vendors and service providers need current insight into the market opportunity, decision drivers, business case models, and competitor activities.
Designed for business, IT, and financial executives seeking input on emerging best practices, vendor strategies, and market opportunities, this research program serves the needs of a wide range of IT buyers, vendors, and service providers.
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