Enterprise Hosting & The Channel: State of the Market 2013
Growth in data volumes, consumerization of IT, virtualization and mobility is transforming business IT and putting new demands on the enterprise data center in terms of security and scalability, as two examples. Enterprises are finding that meeting those demands can require more specialized facilities and/or expertise than they have in-house. At the same time, new cloud delivery models are expanding IT buyers' options for outsourcing these critical IT functions. By most measures outsourcing of all data center services — colo, dedicated, shared, managed and cloud hosting — is on the rise, but buyers are not necessarily choosing one path or another, but selecting them on a continuum based on where each best fits. As trusted advisers, channel partners must be able to guide those decisions and make recommendations to meet customer needs today with a clear road map for the future.
This second annual "State of the Market" Report on Enterprise Hosting includes year-over-year analysis of: