STAMFORD, Connecticut – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Businesses around the world are turning to cloud outsourcing providers to manage their private and hybrid cloud infrastructure due to increasingly complex IT environments, according to a new report released today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a global technology research and consulting firm.
ISG 2021 supplier objective™ Next Generation Private / Hybrid Cloud – The Global Data Center Services and Solutions Report reveals that many companies are focused on leveraging vendor capabilities to control the cost of managing their private and hybrid clouds.
“Companies around the world have realized that outsourcing the management of their cloud infrastructure is a great way to realign their IT systems to their business goals in the most cost effective way,” said Jan Erik Aase, Partner and Global Leader , ISG Provider Lens Research.
Outsourcing cloud management offers several other benefits beyond containing costs, according to the report. It gives businesses access to specific IT skills they may not have and allows them to share resources such as engineers and security services in cloud facilities.
Global interest in outsourcing has grown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Latest ISG index shows infrastructure as a service (IaaS) spending hit a record $ 8.2 billion in the second quarter of 2021, up 41% yoy and 15% yoy quarterly. Overall, global demand for IT and business services, at $ 19.1 billion in the second quarter, hit a new high for the third quarter in a row, as businesses accelerate their digital transformations and move to the cloud.
The ISG Provider Lens ™ report notes that while many companies froze their outsourcing efforts at the start of the pandemic, others plan to use outsourcing services for the first time in 2021.
The report finds a steady global growth in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market. The digitization of businesses brings about the convergence of the physical and digital worlds and eliminates the great layer of abstraction between hardware and software. Businesses use HCI for its high reliability, capacity, and scalability, and for its simplified monitoring and management capabilities. HCI also enables better disaster recovery and offers independent compute capabilities.
In addition, the cloud management platform (CMP) market has changed significantly in recent years, according to the report. Most of the management tasks that were previously done through the CMP can now be done easily with the console of an individual cloud provider. CMP, which was once a core functionality, has now become a commodity, and hybrid cloud management providers are expanding their functionality to provide the widest range of tools for users.
ISG 2021 supplier objective™ Next Generation Private / Hybrid Cloud – The Global Data Center Services and Solutions report assesses the capabilities of 29 vendors in two quadrants: hyperconverged systems and hybrid cloud management platforms.
The report names HPE and VMware as leaders in both quadrants and BMC, Cicso, Flexera, Morpheus Data, Nutanix and ServiceNow as leaders in one.
Additionally, CloudBolt and StarWind have been named Rising Stars – companies with “promising portfolios” and “high future potential” as defined by ISG – in one quadrant each.
Custom versions of the report are available from Morpheus Data and StarWind.
ISG 2021 supplier objective™ Next Generation Private / Hybrid Cloud – The Global Data Center Services and Solutions report is available for subscribers or for a one-time purchase on this webpage.
About ISG Provider Lens ™ Research
The ISG Provider Lens ™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider assessment of its kind to combine empirical and data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of the advisory team. world of ISG. Companies will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help them select suitable sourcing partners, while ISG advisors will use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to corporate clients. ISG. The research currently covers providers offering their services around the world, in Europe, as well as in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, the Nordic countries, Brazil and Australia / New Zealand, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information on ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.
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