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Market Trends: Managed Cloud Infrastructure, 2013

Published: 03 September 2013

ID: G00255607

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong


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


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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