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Managed and Cloud-Hosted Virtualized Network Services

IDC's Managed and Cloud-Hosted Virtualized Network Services program analyzes the market for service provider network-related offerings delivered to the enterprise. To help enterprises tackle the challenges of network complexity, service providers of all stripes are developing a variety of premise-based and off-premise networking solutions that offload management responsibility from in-house staff and support more holistic approaches to networking. New deployment models based on virtualization technology are also changing the market landscape. IDC's Managed and Cloud-Hosted Virtualized Network Services helps clients understand business drivers, evolving enterprise networking requirements, service provider selection criteria, and service and support requirements and analyzes what these mean for service providers and vendors that seek to develop and/or refine their go-to-market strategies.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Cloud-based videoconferencing
  • Network functions virtualization (NFV)–based network services
  • Transition from CPE- to cloud-based managed network services
  • Hosted IP voice
  • Unified communications as a service
  • Cloud-managed wireless LAN services
  • Service provider go-to-market strategies

Core Research

  • Enterprise Communications Survey: Managed and Hosted Network Services Adoption and Usage
  • U.S. MPLS VPN Forecast and Analysis
  • U.S. Cloud-Managed Wireless LAN Forecast and Analysis
  • U.S. Managed and Hosted Network Services Forecast and Analysis
  • Cloud-Based VPN Services Forecast and Analysis
  • Service Provider Managed Network Services Strategies
  • Unified Communications as a Service Forecast and Analysis
  • U.S. Hosted IP Voice 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 are managed network services platforms evolving?
  2. What business requirements are driving demand for managed and cloud-hosted network services?
  3. What impact will software-defined network (SDN) and NFV have on the market?
  4. How will the different managed network services delivery models compete for end-user dollars?
  5. How is the convergence of network and IT impacting the managed network services market?
  6. What are the sources of competitive differentiation in the highly competitive managed services space?

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Courtney Munroe

Research Vice President, Worldwide Telecommunications Research

Curtis Price

Program Vice President, Infrastructure Services

Ghassan Abdo

Research VP, WW Telecom , Virtualization & CDN