This IDC study, which is a translation of the Japanese report IDC #J12030101, analyzes the trends of the Japan carrier solutions and managed services market. It explores the market situation based on the results in 2011 and provides forecasts of the market size and growth rate from 2012 to 2016. Damages caused by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake in March 2011, accompanying power shortages following the suspension of operations in nuclear power plants, and increased risk awareness toward a threat of a right-under-the-capital earthquake, have a substantial impact on the Japan carrier solutions and managed services market. IDC forecasts that the market will continue to grow steadily, as a result of these impacts and increased use of cloud services.
"Carriers should combine new technologies with in-house networks, datacenters, and operation technologies, and provide wide-area distributed backup solutions that are superior in both cost and technology. The risk awareness among companies in Japan toward potential large-scale disasters has increased and the demand for business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery (DR) measures will increase. Amid the increasing trend toward cloud and virtualization, many technologies that achieve more flexible wide-area distributed backup have appeared in the market," says Yoko Ono, senior market analyst, Communications, IDC Japan.