IDC's Network Life-Cycle and Infrastructure Services provides strategic customer insights, competitive market analysis, vendor profiles, and in-depth market forecasts for network and infrastructure consulting and integration services. Leveraging ongoing interactions with customers, vendors, systems integrators, channel partners, and service providers, this program analyzes professional services opportunities in the enterprise and communication services provider markets. The program also explores professional services offerings across all IT infrastructure, regardless of deployment location, including network, compute, and storage technologies. The program provides deeper examination around critical and impactful technologies such as wireline and wireless network convergence, datacenter and multicloud networking, software-defined infrastructure, hybrid WAN strategies, public and private 5G implementations, enterprise mobility, unified communications, datacenter transformation, and the impact of hybrid and multicloud operating models.
For the service provider segment, this program tracks carrier-managed services and hosting contracts, market growth drivers, regional demand differences, and key alliances and partnerships.