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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

Summary

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

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