The enterprise infrastructure market is crowded and complex, with several market segments that organizations must take into account when evaluating their infrastructure needs. IDC’s definition of the enterprise infrastructure market shows the wide array of technology suppliers currently in the market, and how specialized needs have become.
Seeing the wide array of vendors inhabiting the enterprise infrastructure space can be overwhelming. However, through this exercise, IDC has been able to identify emerging market trends in the space:
Public Cloud Demands are Reshaping the Space
Rapidly increasing demand for public cloud services is shaping how enterprise infrastructure solutions and related services are packaged, sold, deployed and managed by enterprise IT or outsourced IT teams. Public cloud is becoming increasingly heterogeneous and developer-friendly, which enables enterprises to adopt a multi-cloud strategy for packaged, off-the-shelf products as well as custom applications.
While the demand for on-premises infrastructure remains strong, this request stems mainly from enterprises choosing to keep certain systems in-house, while they explore public cloud options for the rest.
The Edge Offers Growth Opportunities for both Suppliers and Users
Edge both as a deployment model and as a location is rising in prominence, with application continuity and performance at the enterprise/IoT edge becoming business critical. Edge Infrastructure, including computing, networking and storage, provides new growth opportunities to vendors and service providers alike.
The transition from hardware to software with network infrastructure is starting to gather momentum; now that as-a-service subscription models for network software are available from key network equipment providers, network infrastructure that can support this shift will continue to be important.
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