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Market Trends: Managed Cloud Infrastructure, 2013

Published: 03 September 2013

ID: G00255607

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong

Summary

Cloud technologies are giving rise to new forms of managed infrastructure services that are neither purely managed hosting, data center outsourcing, remote infrastructure management, nor cloud infrastructure as a service. Service providers must adapt to this market evolution.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • The Market Is Evolving Toward Cloud-Enabled Managed Services
    • Managed Cloud Infrastructure: Between Managed Hosting and DCO
    • Traditional Characteristics of Managed Hosting
    • Traditional Characteristics of DCO
    • Traditional Characteristics of Managed Cloud Infrastructure
    • Managed Hosters Will Expand the Scope of Their Services
    • Data Center Outsourcers Will Use Cloud Infrastructure to Go Down-Market
    • The Managed Hosting and DCO Markets Will Converge
    • The Managed Cloud Infrastructure Market Will Be Extremely Competitive

Contrarian View

  • Infrastructure Platform Evolution May Substantially Alter the Future of This Market

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