Dec 2016 - Industry Developments and Models - Doc # US42096416
On-Premise As-a-Service Assets — Are We There Yet?
By: Rob BrothersProgram Vice President, Datacenter and Support Services, Susan G. MiddletonResearch Director, Flexible Consumption and Financing Strategies for IT Infrastructure, Richard L. VillarsResearch Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud
This IDC study outlines the definition of this service and provides insights on what the offering should include from a hardware, software, and services perspective.
"IDC sees the adoption of on-premise utility and as-a-service consumption models advancing rapidly. Vendors and other service providers (VARs and system integrators) need to examine their back-end infrastructures first before putting together an offering such as pay as you go/grow," says Rob Brothers, VP, IDC Software and Hardware Support and Deploy Services.