This IDC study discusses how the use of virtualized and cloud environments as deployment platforms is forecast to increase in the future with hybrid cloud being a major driver, thereby strengthening the need for system management software for distributed systems. IT organizations will need to embrace end-to-end, cross-platform system management for systems and applications as scale and operational complexity increase, driving positive market growth in the future.
"The worldwide distributed performance and availability management software market experienced a slight decline in 2015 in terms of USD current currency and is forecast to grow at a midsingle-digit annual rate during the 2016-2020 forecast period. The market is being driven by the need to monitor, manage, and optimize systems, applications, and the end-user experience across increasingly complex on-premise, hybrid cloud, and public cloud deployments together with the rapid adoption of 3rd Platform technologies." — Tim Grieser, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software