This IDC study provides a forecast for worldwide IT automation and configuration management software market for the 2018–2022 period. This market achieved a level of $6.3 billion in 2017 according to IDC estimates. The market as a whole is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6% during the 2018–2022 forecast period, with the public cloud-based segment growing at a much higher double-digit rate.
"The market is being driven by the need to automate tools and processes that monitor, manage, and optimize systems; infrastructure; applications; and end-user experience across increasingly complex on-premise, hybrid, public cloud, and multicloud deployments." — Stephen Elliot, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software