rsscloudcomputing IDC RSS alerts Future of Work and UC&C Players <P>This IDC Market Perspective looks at the UC&C vendor landscape through the lens of the Future of Work. Enterprise communication is changing in line with ongoing digital transformation, creating new ways in which people communicate at work. While cloud-based enterprise communication tools offer the benefits of modern business communications, legacy on-premise solutions cannot be discarded either, paving the path for hybrid solutions that combine on-premise legacy infrastructure with cloud-based communication tools.</P><P>"Setting strategic direction has never been more important for UC&C vendors as the industry goes through a tectonic shift, with enterprises breaking away from the traditional mode of communication on account of changing work patterns involving the growing penetration of remote and mobile workers increasingly needing to work in a collaborative fashion on time-sensitive matters. This is leading to the need for new communication tools that can connect remote workers into a virtual collaborative space. Conventional offerings that include on-premise devices and software are proving to be inadequate, but enterprises with a large legacy infrastructure are unable to make the move just yet. This creates strong business opportunities for vendors to provide hybrid solutions, consultation and integration services, and UCaaS offerings while advancing their on-premise offerings with more sophisticated features," said Oru Mohiuddin, research manager, European Enterprise Communications and Collaboration.</P> Market Perspective Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT John Gilsenan, Oru Mohiuddin Hybrid Cloud Definitions and Hybrid Cloud Adoption Plans by Enterprises <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights how enterprise customers interpret the term <I>h</I><I>ybrid </I><I>c</I><I>loud</I>. This Survey Spotlight also highlights the current and planned adoption of hybrid cloud by enterprises.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Deepak Mohan Independent Software Vendors Plan to Leverage Public and Private Cloud for Their SaaS Delivery Buildout <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights how independent software vendors (ISVs) view public and private cloud, in the context of the business transformation efforts to add a SaaS delivery model.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Deepak Mohan The State of Multipublic Cloud IaaS Adoption by Enterprises <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights current customers' approach to the use of multiple public cloud IaaS providers and the relative prioritization of the multiple providers that are being used.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Deepak Mohan Western Europe Network Life-Cycle Services Forecast, 2018–2022 <P>This IDC Market Forecast provides an overview of macro trends (including drivers and inhibitors) shaping the enterprise network life-cycle services (NLS) market in Western Europe. It provides IDC's spending forecasts on network-related professional, outsourcing, and support services until 2022, and contains essential guidance for technology and services vendors.</P><P>"Networking is changing faster than ever before, and the coming years promise more rapid changes as digitalization progresses. Adoption of cloud, IoT, automation, and SDx will challenge businesses and fuel the network life-cycle market," said Sylvia Wünsche, senior research analyst, IDC's EMEA Telecommunications and Networking Team.</P> Market Forecast Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Sylvia Wünsche Worldwide File- and Object-Based Storage Forecast, 2018–2022 <P>This IDC study provides historical data as well as a forecast (2018–2022) for the worldwide file- and object-based storage market. The forecast and historical data focuses on end-user consumption of two main categories of the FOBS market: scale-up and scale-out storage solutions. For each of these categories, IDC has estimated value (end-user spending), terabytes, and price per gigabyte.</P><P>"Change is the only constant in the IT industry. The 3rd Platform is driving new applications, business models, and innovation — thus opening doors to new business opportunities for both end users and storage vendors," says Amita Potnis, research manager, File- and Object-Based Storage Solutions. "These dynamics result in significant unstructured data growth and are shaping the future of the FOBS market such that many new storage platforms are now made available and adopted in the marketplace based on specific customer requirements."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Amita Potnis Worldwide IT Operations Management Software Forecast Update, 2018–2022 <P>This IDC study provides an updated sizing and forecast for the recently defined IT operations management software market, which incorporates software and SaaS solutions previously reported in the performance management and IT event and log management categories. See the Market Definition section and refer to <I>IDC's Worldwide Software Taxonomy, 2018 </I>(IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44220818">US44220818</A></B>, September 2018) for further details.</P><P>According to IDC estimates, the worldwide IT operations management software market achieved revenue of $8.45 billion in 2017. The market as a whole is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.0% during the 2017–2022 period, with the public cloud–based segment growing at a much higher double-digit rate. </P><P>"The market is being driven by the need to monitor, manage, and optimize systems, infrastructure, applications, and end-user experience across increasingly complex on-premise, hybrid, public cloud, and multicloud deployments." — Tim Grieser, research vice president, Enterprise System Management Software</P> Market Forecast Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Tim Grieser HPE Composable Cloud: An Integrated Platform for Hybrid Cloud <P>HPEs' Composable Cloud further strengthens the vendors' hybrid cloud strategy through an integrated turnkey cloud platform. Positioning HPE Pointnext advisory services as an essential component addresses the full spectrum of IT and cloud transforming, namely the people, process, and technology.</P> IDC Link Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Jed Scaramella IDC's Worldwide Private Cloud Taxonomy, 2018 <P>This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's worldwide private cloud market taxonomy. Enterprise private clouds remain critical parts of most IT organizations' datacenter modernization plans, especially for those that may be considering the movement of some existing workloads as well as components of new composite workloads off public cloud IaaS. A new generation of private cloud built on a standard hardware (e.g., hyperconverged) platform and a software-defined foundation are enabling delivery of new cloud-based services to local communities of users/things in local rather to centralized internal datacenters. These new private cloud solutions will be offered increasingly via consumption/subscription-based as-a-service models that enable rapid deployment and expansion, continuous enhancement, and a dramatic reduction in the time/effort required for patches, upgrades, or migrations.</P><P>"Greater consistency in packaging, cloud integration, and consumption models will make private clouds a critical component in organizations' efforts to extend digital transformation to the edge of the business." — Richard Villars, vice president, Datacenter and Cloud, IDC</P> Taxonomy Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Richard L. Villars, Natalya Yezhkova, Jed Scaramella IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2019 <P>This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Spending Guide data deliverable and all of IDC's worldwide vertical research. Technology suppliers may utilize this approach and structure as well to help them build an industry-focused organization.</P><P>"IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide presents a comprehensive view of the marketplace," said Eileen Smith, program director, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis Group. "It is an invaluable resource to help vendors define and standardize their vocabulary for digital transformation."</P> Taxonomy Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Nikhil Anand, Ashutosh Bisht, Eman Elshewy, Naoko Iwamoto, Jonathan Leung, Roberto Membrila, Ivana Slaharova, Eileen Smith, Angela Vacca