Gartner Research

Forecast Overview: Enterprise Infrastructure Software, Worldwide, 2015 Update

Published: 30 September 2015

ID: G00290076

Analyst(s): Federico De Silva , Fabrizio Biscotti , Matthew Cheung , Terilyn Palanca , Laurie Wurster , Jin-Sik Yim, Colleen Graham , Michael Warrilow


Digital business, bimodal IT, software-defined technology, cloud delivery and open-source software will drive investment in the infrastructure software market. Software providers can use this report to understand the trends and assumptions behind the forecast.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Digital Business
  • Bimodal IT
  • Software-Defined Infrastructure
  • Delivering Through the Cloud
  • Open Source

Foundational Assumptions

  • Application Development
    • Purchase Style
    • Product Ecosystem
  • Application Infrastructure and Middleware
    • Purchase Style
    • Product Ecosystem
    • Functional Expansion and Unit Expansion
  • Database Management Systems
    • Purchase Style Adoption
  • IT Operations Management
    • Buyer Demand
    • Technology Evolution
  • Storage Management
    • Technology Evolution
    • Enterprise Adoption
  • Operating Systems
    • Buyer Demand
    • Technology Evolution
  • Virtualization
    • Buyer Preferences
    • Competitive Environment

Market Model or Methodology

  • Forecast Components
    • On-Premises Forecast
    • SaaS Forecast
    • Subscription/Hosted Forecast
    • OSS Forecast
    • Infrastructure Software Revenue Forecast
  • Negotiated Factors
    • Price and Maintenance
  • Demand-Side Influencing Factors
    • Company and Unit Adoption
    • Purchase Style
    • Functional Expansion
    • Unit Expansion
    • Replacement Cycle
    • Buyer Behavior
    • Macroeconomic and Regulatory Factors
  • Supply-Side Influencing Factors
    • Hardware and Software Technology Innovation
    • Technology Roadmaps
    • Product Design and Pricing

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.