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Web Scale IT is the future of datacenter and will become a necessity for large enterprises: Infoholic Research

March, 2016

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With its recently published study on “Web Scale IT”, Infoholic predicts Web Scale IT to change the environment of datacenter and become a necessity for large enterprises. The usage of Web Scale IT will have a huge impact on the operational investment with the increase in workload reliability. As per the study, Web Scale IT allows an organization to customize its own architecture and design according to the changing demands. In addition, an increase in scalability of stored data over servers, less investment in hardware and accessibility to large amounts of data will continue to drive the market revenue. North America is the leading region in the usage of Web Scale IT followed by Western Europe and Asia Pacific. Witnessing a wide adoption of Web Scale IT across various sectors, Web Scale IT market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% during the period 2016–2022.

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If we analyse the market by verticals, the major share of the Web Scale IT revenue comes from Telecom & IT (21.5%), followed by Media & Entertainment (18.0%) and Retail (9.8%). The growth in the verticals has led to the overall growth of Web Scale IT market with the Transportation market predicted to reach $81.4 million by 2022 from $28.9 million in 2016, at a CAGR of 18.8%.

If we analyse the market by solutions, the major share of the Web Scale IT revenue comes from SDDC followed by healing software and analytics. The growth in the solutions has led to the overall growth of Web Scale IT market with the healing software market predicted to reach $139.8 million by 2022, at a CAGR of 22.0%.

“The combination of automation, analytics, healing system, and software defined has made enterprises quicker, simpler, and more adaptable to infrastructures required to capitalize on new business opportunities. IT & Telecom and Media & Entertainment are the two key end-users in the race of efficient utilization of Web Scale IT and are expected to be more profitable in the near future.” – Tariq Shaik, Research Manager

Web Scale IT is a niche market offering a lot of opportunities for datacenter players that will empower their decision flexibility. Software providers like IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft will be heavily investing in web scale in the next four to five years.” – Preeti Wadhwani, Senior Research Analyst

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The report aims to highlight key insights from providers and end-users. The report provides an in-depth analysis and forecast about the industry covering the following key features:

  • This report not only highlights users’ conundrum (challenges and barriers to adopt Web Scale IT) but also brings in their perspective on the Web Scale IT market.

  • This market has been analyzed by taking into account the key regions – American Continent, Western Europe, CEE, Asia Pacific, and MEA.

  • The top 5 verticals covered are BFSI, IT & Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Retail, and Manufacturing

  • Analyst has rated top five vendors Vis a Vis end user inputs on key factors. The opportunities for datacenter providers and software providers with their key capabilities have also been analyzed

  • Competitive benchmarking analysis to optimize short term and long term strategy of the organizations

  • Stakeholders’ insights and key trends (current and future) of the market


Mr. Karthick Subramani

Infoholic Research LLP

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