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Worldwide Virtual Machine and Cloud System Software Forecast, 2016–2020

Worldwide Virtual Machine and Cloud System Software Forecast, 2016–2020

This IDC study provides a preliminary top-down sizing of the virtual machine and cloud system software market in 2015 and a 2016–2020 forecast for this market. Historical and forecast revenue data is shown for the total worldwide market, and forecast revenue data is broken out by region and operating environment.According to Gary Chen, IDC research manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software, "Virtual machine software continues to be a foundational technology for the modern datacenter and cloud computing, but saturation of mature markets and the embedding of virtualization into a larger stack are becoming factors. We are seeing Microsoft competing much harder against VMware and open source platforms and containers gaining traction underneath cloud system software, which will adversely affect ASPs. Cloud system software and software containers are still a small market and has many challenges, but it is predicted to become a significant factor in the outer years of the forecast period."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Increasing Adoption of Private Cloud
Shift to Next-Generation Cloud-Native Applications
High Virtualization Rates in Mature Markets
Commoditization of VMS
Complexity of Private Cloud
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Virtual Machine and Cloud System Software
Resource Layer
Control Layer
Historical and Forecast Market Values and Exchange Rates
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