IaaS and Hosting Infrastructure Services
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IDC's IaaS and Hosting Infrastructure Services examines the dynamics of a rapidly evolving market — hosting market. Businesses look to IaaS and hosting as a more flexible and optimization-oriented approach to the strategic issues of IT and business transformation and as a tactical approach to specific projects such as digital media delivery, ecommerce/Web presence, and distributed enterprise applications. As cloud-based IT infrastructure models gain momentum, "traditional" hosting providers are incorporating cloud options and architecture principles into their business strategies to support increasingly hybrid IT environments. IDC's IaaS and Hosting Infrastructure Services research keeps clients informed on end-user requirements, market trends, technology developments, and shifts in the service provider landscape — particularly the impact of the hyperscale public cloud service providers.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Managed hosting and colocation services
  • Hosted private cloud
  • Public cloud IaaS
  • Hybrid cloud adoption and implementation
  • Service provider positioning and go-to-market strategies

Core Research

  • U.S. IaaS and Hosting Infrastructure Services Forecast and Analysis
  • IDC CloudView Survey: IaaS and Hybrid Cloud
  • U.S. IaaS and Hosting Infrastructure Services Market Share
  • Enterprise Communications Survey: IaaS/Hosting Services Adoption and Implementation
  • Enterprise Cloud Connectivity, Cloud Service Provider Ecosystems, and Hybrid Cloud
  • Service Provider Strategies: Technology, Services, and Go to Market
  • Colocation Services: Forecast and Analysis

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

  1. How is the market for hosting infrastructure services evolving as public cloud IaaS gains momentum?
  2. How is the competitive landscape changing and who are the market leaders?
  3. How are the hyperscale IaaS providers affecting the strategies, portfolios, and service delivery architectures of traditional hosting providers?
  4. How will the different IaaS/hosting services delivery models compete for end-user dollars?
  5. How are end-user requirements changing as IaaS/cloud solutions mature and adoption expands?
  6. What are the sources of differentiation in the increasingly competitive IaaS/cloud market?

Meet the Experts
Melanie Posey
Research Vice President, Hosting & Managed Network Services