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IDC's Worldwide IT Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2015

IDC's Worldwide IT Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2015

This IDC study discusses the IT cloud services market, which continues to rapidly expand and evolve, and updates IDC's Worldwide IT Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2012 (IDC #233396, March 2012), further clarifying IDC's definition of cloud services and cloud services deployment models and IDC's categorization of IT cloud services offerings.

According to IDC chief analyst Frank Gens, "Technology and business innovators, almost daily, are creating new ways to deliver the benefits of cloud services to the market and so the territory steadily expands and definitional boundaries are repeatedly tested and sometimes shift. Consequently, IDC continues to refine, expand, and clarify our framework for identifying and defining the most important IT cloud services categories."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
IDC's IT Cloud Services Taxonomy Team, 2015
Situation Overview
What's New in IDC's IT Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2015
What Are "Cloud Services?"
Six Cloud Services Key Attributes
Shared, Standard Service
Solution Packaged
Elastic Resource Scaling
Elastic, Use-Based Pricing
Published Service Interface/API
Cloud Services Deployment Models
Hybrid Cloud Services
Community Cloud Services
Private Cloud Services Key Attributes (Points of Note)
IT Cloud Services Taxonomy: Key IT Cloud Services Categories
Our Starting Point for Cloud Services Segmentation — IDC's Functional IT Market Taxonomy
IT Cloud Services Primary and Secondary Market Segmentation
Definitions of the IT Cloud Services Segments
A Note About PaaS Segmentation: Foundation Markets Versus Competitive Markets
Other Definitional Clarifications
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Table: Cloud Services Key Attributes
Table: IT Cloud Services Primary and Secondary Market Segments
Table: "Competitive PaaS" Market Segmentation
Figure: Major Cloud Services Deployment Models

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