This IDC Market Presentation provides an executive summary of the worldwide findings for IDC's Managed CloudView Survey. This survey involved polling 1,500 organizations, which included both IT and LOB respondents, across 6 countries and a broad range of industries, to collect information on adoption of managed cloud services by enterprises. Key topics covered in this executive summary include cloud strategy and business resiliency, critical metrics, enterprise maturity, sourcing strategy, advanced automation, operational expectations, cloud operating models (private, public, and hybrid), mainframe, recovery services and availability, and perceptions and preferences of managed SPs (service providers). This IDC Market Presentation provides IDC's analysis of these results and includes strategic messages, top 10 key highlights, implications for service providers, and IDC's essential guidance for managed SPs.
"This IDC Market Presentation provides insight into the critical needs of buyers of managed cloud services that will help managed SPs to optimize managed cloud services opportunities, develop most effective positioning strategy, implement an effective partnership model, create means of enabling control, assure quality of services, design most appropriate journey to the cloud, and meet resiliency and sustainability needs, all of which, ultimately, should help drive success in this rapidly expanding market," said David Tapper, VP, Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services, at IDC.