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Market Trends: Infrastructure Software, Asia/Pacific and Japan, 2013-2017

Published: 26 July 2013

ID: G00250896

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow , Jie Zhang, Asheesh Raina, David Coyle, Matthew Cheung


The $30 billion infrastructure software market across APJ is made up of a diverse set of cultures, spending priorities and skills. Success in this region requires a variable sales and marketing strategy with investment aligned to the differing characteristics and opportunities of the region.

Table Of Contents


  • Focused on Growth
  • Challenged by Variety

Market Trend

  • The APJ Market Differs — by Infrastructure Software Segment, by Country and by Industry
    • Storage Management Software Being Driven by Rapid Data Growth
    • IT Operations Management Remains Slow to Adapt to Cloud
    • Security Software Increases Penetration
    • Operating Systems Show Growth on Server, Lower Decline on Client
    • Virtualization Set for Expansion
    • The Growth Engine for Application Development Is APJ
    • Application Integration and Middleware Continue to Evolve, Grow and Cannibalize
  • Market Structure Trend
    • APJ Continues to Grow
    • China Is the Future, but Japan Is the Present
  • Buyers Trend
    • Purchasing Preferences Favor Hardware and/or "End to End'
    • The Great Leap to the Future

Vendors to Watch

  • Appendix — Languages in APJ Region

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