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 performance and availability management software. IT organizations will need to embrace end-to-end, cross-platform performance and availability management for systems and applications as scale and operational complexity increase, driving positive market growth in the future.
"The worldwide performance and availability management software market underwent a small 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 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