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Storage and Computing Infrastructure Software Platforms

IDC's Storage and Computing Infrastructure Software Platforms service analyzes the opportunities, technologies, use cases, and trends that are driving the changes in and growth of (storage and computing) infrastructure software platforms markets. This service provides the market intelligence to help product, marketing, and strategic planning professionals create successful business strategies. Subscribers to this service receive direct access to IDC's top industry experts who provide market insights, competitive analysis, and positioning advice; identify strategic partnering opportunities; assist with speaking to the investment community; provide press quotes; and more.


Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Data protection and recovery software
  • Storage replication software
  • Archiving software
  • Storage and device management software
  • Storage infrastructure software
  • Software-defined storage controller software (including hyperconverged software)
  • Operating system (OS) environments
  • Emerging standards and their impact on infrastructure software platforms and corresponding vendor strategies
  • Use of (storage and computing) infrastructure software platforms to address business continuity and operational and disaster recovery
  • Impact of virtualization and containerization on infrastructure software platform markets, specifically storage software platforms and operating system environments
  • Convergence of storage and computing platform management with datacenter orchestration
  • Impact of integrated systems and hyperconverged systems on storage and operating system environments and go-to-market best practices
  • Adoption of storage software platforms and operating system environments in public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments

Core Research

  • Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software Market Size, Forecast, and Analysis with Vendor Shares
  • Worldwide Storage Replication Software Market Size, Forecast, and Analysis with Vendor Shares
  • Worldwide Archiving Software Market Size, Forecast, and Analysis with Vendor Shares
  • Worldwide Storage Software Market Size, Forecast, and Analysis with Vendor Shares
  • Worldwide Operating Systems Market Size, Forecast, and Analysis with Vendor Shares (focus on server/core and embedded OSs)
  • Vendor Profiles, Case Studies, Demand-Side Viewpoints, End-User Insights, and Market Predictions

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 has the adoption of cloud-based services changed the requirements for storage software?
  2. What is the impact of software-defined storage on the storage hardware and software markets?
  3. What role will software-only offerings have in the hyperconverged market?
  4. How are storage software vendors addressing the needs of small and medium-sized businesses?
  5. What impact will convergence have on the storage software market?
  6. How will start-ups influence the storage software market and established offerings?
  7. How are server/core operating systems evolving in a virtualized, containerized, cloud-centric world?
  8. How is software-defined storage, networking and compute impacting server/core operating system environments?
  9. How are embedded operating systems evolving in an edge, converged IT/OT, and IoT-centric world?
  10. How are trends in virtualization impacting compute and storage infrastructure software platforms?

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Meet the Experts
Eric Sheppard

Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group

Greg Macatee

Research Analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies

Lucas Mearian

Research Manager, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group

Phil Goodwin

Research Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group


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