Western Europe Hosting Infrastructure Services Spending Forecast, 2018—2022: Spotlight on Managed Cloud Services
This IDC Market Forecast examines the HIS market in Western Europe for 2018 to 2022 by service line and key territory. It includes analysis of the main trends that are shaping the market, demand drivers and inhibitors, emerging opportunities, and advice for HIS providers. To reflect the evolution of the hosting infrastructure services market, this report includes for the first time HIS-related managed public cloud services built around the major public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platforms (e.g., AWS, Microsoft). Previously, these managed cloud services were not considered as part of the HIS market. In this context, this forecast document can be considered the first HIS-related managed cloud services forecast of its kind. This HIS forecast document follows the latest IDC's Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2017 (IDC #US43147017, October 2017)."Cloud is turning hosting infrastructure services into a highly dynamic marketplace, with interconnection and managed cloud services emerging as new revenue streams. But equally, cloud is also bringing new challenges to many hosting providers," said Francesca Ciarletta, lead research analyst, IDC Infrastructure Management Services. "To gain market share in the highly competitive managed cloud services market, hosting providers must expand their hybrid portfolios and invest in automation and cognitive to seamlessly integrate end-user hybrid and multicloud infrastructure environments. But they must also differentiate their hosting offerings by leveraging strategic partnerships with cloud technology suppliers."