rsscloudcomputing IDC RSS alerts Australia Hardware State of the Nation, 2021 <P>This IDC Market Presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the entire Australia ICT market, specifically focusing on shifting business attitudes, vertical growth breakdowns, and COVID-19 pandemic business recovery. Australian organisations continue their digital transformation (DX) journey to enable the future enterprise as well as build up digital resiliency, which was reflected in the shifting buyer trends and patterns in 2020.</P><P>This study gives an overview of the major spending activity and trends in the following areas:</P><UL><LI>Australia's macroeconomic and ICT decision-making trends</LI><LI>The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on ICT investment and planning</LI><LI>Australia's market outlook for ICT, which includes the total addressable market, market category breakdown by vendor, vertical growth trends, and market forecast up to 2025 in various areas, such as IT services, software market, telecommunications, public cloud, and hardware</LI></UL> Market Presentation Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Anastasia Antonova, Emily Lynch, John Feng, Ahmar Karimullah, Jimmy Ersheng Li, Reynard Lowell, Neha Ralhan, John Emanuel Riga Factors Determining Selection of Cloud Service Providers in META <P>IDC surveyed 841 CIOs and IT decision makers across 11 countries in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region in January 2021. The purpose of this survey was to gauge the level of cloud adoption across organizations in the region. IDC looked at current and planned cloud investments trends, approaches toward cloud, the business benefits of cloud transitions, and the challenges limiting cloud uptake.</P><P>Based on the survey results, this IDC Survey Spotlight provides a high-level view of the factors that META organizations consider when selecting cloud services providers.</P><P>"Organizations across META consider deep technical and industry expertise, availability of a wide range of cloud services, and a strong partnership ecosystem as extremely important criteria when selecting a suitable cloud service provider." — Software and Cloud Program Manager Manish Ranjan, IDC META</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Manish Ranjan Key Enterprise Infrastructure Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa <P>This IDC Market Perspective examines the trends impacting the enterprise infrastructure market in Sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa). It studies the impact of COVID-19 on ongoing investments in IT infrastructure and responses from enterprises. It examines emerging technologies that will enable enterprises to modernize their IT infrastructure. </P><P>"The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on overall spending on enterprise infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many organizations were impacted by disruptions in supply chains and the weakened economic environment. While this impact was significant, businesses are making more strategic initiatives focused on business continuity and long-term digital resilience. Recovery in the enterprise infrastructure market should be realized as organizations respond to the changing customer requirements and as uptake of emerging technologies gains traction." — Research Analyst Linda Ngenoh, IDC EMEA</P> Market Perspective Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Linda Ngenoh Market Analysis Perspective: Japan Storage Systems, 2021 <P>本プレゼンテーションでは、国内ストレージ市場の動向と予測について各種の市場調査に基づいて考察する。具体的には国内ストレージソリューション市場における2020年の市場動向、ユーザー動向、ベンダー競合状況、および2021年~2025年の予測を提供すると共に、ストレージインフラ市場の需要の構造変化と新技術普及といった観点から分析する。</P><P>エンタープライズストレージシステムを中心に国内市場の分析と予測を行っているが、ストレージソリューション市場全体の動向を把握するため、ストレージサービス、ストレージソフトウェア、テープストレージ、ファイバーチャネルスイッチの実績と予測も掲載している。また、エンタープライズストレージシステムは、カテゴリー別(外付型、サーバー内蔵型、ODM Direct)、アレイタイプ別(オールフラッシュアレイ、ハイブリッドフラッシュアレイ、オールHDDアレイ)などに分類して市場実績と予測を提供している。</P> Market Analysis Perspective Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Masaaki Moriyama Oil and Gas Industry Quarterly Update: April–June 2021 <P>This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the oil and gas industry in 2Q21. It covers M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; upstream, midstream, and downstream deals; global LNG contracts; EPC deals; major ICT ecosystem acquisitions and agreements; and ICT contract wins.</P><P>"Digital technologies adoption, experimentation, and implementation for remote operations, data-driven decision making, and digital infrastructure will continue to be a burgeoning market in the O&G industry," said Gaurav Verma, research manager, IDC Energy Insights.</P> Market Perspective Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Gaurav Verma, Luiza Semernya Red Hat and Nutanix announce a Strategic Hybrid Cloud Partnership <P>The partnership between Nutanix and Red Hat is complementary for both vendors and extends the value proposition of their respective platform ecosystems. The combined solution supported by both vendors will enhance the experience for their customers in a mutually beneficial manner.</P><P>A recently published IDC market sentiment study noted that hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems are steadfastly gaining traction in the enterprise. IT organizations are investing in an HCI stack as a building block for a dedicated (private) cloud, as a part of an organization wide hybrid cloud operating strategy. Edge is also expected to be a large portion of HCI spending. HCI solutions are increasingly deployed for business-critical workloads. Finally, IT organizations seek a common infrastructure layer that delivers a seamless experience for their traditional (virtualized) and cloud-native (containerized) applications. </P><P>This same study found that as most organizations anticipate higher HCI investments in 2021, improved productivity and reduced software and hardware capex remain top areas of budget savings directly attributable to HCI deployments. To overcome these hurdles, IT organizations invest in an HCI solution from a vendor that continues to advance a complete one-stop experience. This is important as direct and indirect costs associated with piecemeal solutions can quickly add-up. </P><P>For leading HCI vendors like Nutanix, delivering a complete experience means investing in strategic partnerships and bolstering their software ecosystem to complement investments in their core HCI stack. Nutanix's partnership with Red Hat strengthens and diversifies the appeal of Nutanix's core hybrid cloud platform with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. </P><P>Nutanix was founded with a vision to make managing IT infrastructure simple. Nutanix pioneered the convergence of compute, storage, networking, and virtualization into a single simple to deploy and operate stack, laying the foundation for what was to become hyperconverged infrastructure. Today Nutanix's Cloud Platform is taking this value proposition further by enabling organizations to run their applications and workloads in dedicated or public cloud tied together by a hybrid cloud operating model. </P><P>Red Hat was founded with a mission to accelerate enterprise adoption of commercially supported open-source platforms. Since its inception, Red Hat's portfolio of products, offerings, and solutions have enabled customers to preserve many of their existing investments, and without making serious financial investments to self-maintain open-source platforms. With Linux have wide mainstream adoption, IT organizations need a commercially supported Linux platform such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with enterprise-grade features such as stability, reliability, security, and performance for current-generation workloads. RHEL provides a solid, yet flexible foundation for a new generation of workloads and solutions with the ability to deploy them in the core, at the edge and in the cloud. Consistency is a key value proposition for all Red Hat offerings across deployment choices. RHEL also enables organizations to tap into the industry’s most extensive community of partners, customers, and experts on infrastructure software. </P><P>As enterprises begin to modernize applications, Red Hat has shifted to the OpenShift container platform to lead the charge and provide the delivery vehicle for the rest of the Red Hat portfolio, including RHEL, which is a key foundational component of OpenShift. OpenShift and the Nutanix Cloud Platform are highly synergistic as Kubernetes still requires a robust cloud infrastructure layer underneath that can provide agile core compute, storage, and network infrastructure. While Kubernetes is the foundation for OpenShift, OpenShift is much more than Kubernetes and provides capabilities needed for more advanced deployments at scale:</P><P>As strategic partners, Nutanix and Red Hat can now open additional routes to market via expanded access to each other's partners and alliances. They can seek to deliver a seamless and consistent experience to their customers. They can now deliver a seamless experience for a diverse set of applications and workloads via a certified stack comprising of hyperconverged infrastructure (e.g., Nutanix Cloud Platform), commercial enterprise Linux (e.g., Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and enterprise Kubernetes (e.g., Red Hat OpenShift). It is worth noting here that while Nutanix already has a built in Kubernetes distribution called Karbon that is part of the Nutanix Cloud Platform, the overlap between Karbon and OpenShift is minimal. Karbon allows Nutanix Cloud Platform users to get started with core Kubernetes quickly and at no extra cost. As part of this partnership Nutanix and Red Hat will need to elaborate on this distinction.</P><P>The success of any partnership lies in the commitment and investments from both parties. IDC recommends Nutanix and Red Hat to develop a present state (day one) operating model that addresses the key short-term requirements of their existing customers. They must then refine and integrate that model into their respective product and solutions roadmaps, thus delivering a viable future state experience that will attract new joint customers. The vision, strategy and execution for this partnership must be matched by a long-term commitment from executives at both vendors and equitable investments from both parties. Finally, Red Hat and Nutanix must invest in a joint end-to-end services venture to reassure and grow their base of joint customers that are seeking to accelerate their hybrid cloud operating strategy.</P> IDC Link Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Ashish Nadkarni, Eric Sheppard, Greg Macatee, Lucas Mearian, Gary Chen The Intelligent Oil and Gas ERP <P>This IDC Market Perspective discusses the intelligent oil and gas ERP. Business systems in oil and gas are being innovated at a substantial pace, and suppliers and service providers should be prepared for the future intelligent oil and gas enterprise.</P><P>"Recent IDC survey data indicates that oil and gas end users are keen to transform their core systems for the next phase in the oil and gas industry." — Andrew Meyers, research director, Worldwide Oil and Gas at IDC</P> Market Perspective Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Meyers Worldwide AI Life-Cycle Software Forecast, 2021–2025: Scalable MLOps and ModelOps to Drive Growth <P>This IDC study presents a view of the worldwide AI life-cycle software revenue from the historical year 2020 to the forecast years (2021–2025). The expected slowdown of the AI life-cycle software market due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic did not materialize in 2020, and thus the forecast of this market has been revised to reflect increased growth in 2021 and beyond. </P><P>"The AI life-cycle software market showed strong growth in 2020 despite the economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Sriram Subramanian, research director, AI and Automation Software research at IDC. "IDC expects this growth trend to continue through 2021 and beyond, driven by more enterprises pursuing AI-enabled digital transformations, an increased adoption of AI/ML platforms driven by democratization of AI capabilities, and ever-expanding innovative use cases across industries."</P> Market Forecast Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Sriram Subramanian Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Software Forecast, 2021–2025 <P>This IDC study presents the historical view of the worldwide BDA software market for 2015–2020 and the forecast of the market for 2021–2025. The study includes a breakdown of the market by segments of business intelligence and analytic software; analytics data platforms; enterprise performance management, planning, and analytic applications; and artificial intelligence software. Each of these segments are further categorized into subsegments, three geographic regions, and two deployment methods: public cloud and on-premises/other. The study also includes a discussion of key market drivers and inhibitors as well as guidance to vendors.</P><P>"Despite the pandemic, or because of it, the big data and analytics software market grew faster in 2020 than expected at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand for situational awareness, scenario planning, and decision support to move out of the crisis and build digital resilience is fueling better-than-expected growth in this market." — Dan Vesset, group VP, Analytics and Information Management</P> Market Forecast Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Dan Vesset, Chandana Gopal, Raymond Huo, Stewart Bond, Carl W. Olofson, Amy Machado Worldwide Collaborative Applications Forecast, 2021–2025 <P>This IDC study looks at the evolving future of collaborative applications, and how we connect, meet, collaborate, and measure the business impact of working together in evolving ways. During 2020, these applications became how we connected, felt human together, and kept our work together and moving forward. Advanced collaborative enterprises saw streamlining of new processes that digitally transformed their companies and created advantages they could build upon. Often, this was paired with a culture of collaboration: modeling and mentoring working together as a team from the top of the organization down and from the bottom of the organization up. </P><P>"The future of collaborative applications will see the introduction of more intelligence, new and more visual ways of connecting with each other, and measuring true value for customers," according to Wayne Kurtzman, research director, IDC's Social, Communities and Collaboration applications. "Fast-evolving features, intelligence, a need to work together from anywhere, and a still growing demand see the collaborative applications market growing to become a $50.7 billion industry by 2025." </P> Market Forecast Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Wayne Kurtzman