Featured Data: Top three storage pain points for enterprise customers

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Voice of the Enterprise: Storage survey respondents indicate that handling data growth, meeting disaster-recovery requirements and high costs are the top three storage pain points. But other pain points, most notably growth from new applications, are up markedly YoY. Nearly one in five respondents cite managing data stored in third-party cloud environments as a top pain point.

The core challenges in storage are shifting; public cloud is beginning to assume the burden of inexorable data growth, and the emphasis is moving to other areas, such as effectively managing data and storage across both on- and off-premises locations. Organizations are increasingly moving to hybrid cloud environments, bringing new providers into the mix (chiefly public cloud providers). The core role of IT infrastructure managers is shifting away from adding capacity toward more effectively managing it. Some storage managers are now charged with handling an organization's cloud storage capabilities – which is often a steep learning curve, and one that incumbent vendors can help alleviate by adding more comprehensive cloud-based integration to their offerings.

The VotE: Storage, Budgets and Outlook study represents more than 1,000 completed surveys from pre-qualified IT decision-makers about adoption levels of various cloud storage technologies, and the impact of public cloud and SaaS strategies on enterprise storage.

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Featured Data: Application container market revenue expected to quadruple by 2021

451 Research Market Monitor CET Overview March 2017-2

According 451 Research's Cloud-Enabling Technologies (CET) Market Monitor & Forecast service, the application container market will explode over the next five years. Annual revenue is expected to increase by 4x, growing from $749m in 2016 to more than $3.4bn by 2021, representing a CAGR of 35%.

New vendors are emerging rapidly, while the largest players in the industry are prioritizing support of Docker and other container technologies, projects and customers. Vendors are aggressively competing to fill enterprise gaps such as management and orchestration, data services, security and networking – as the market grows and containerized applications increasingly move beyond evaluations, testing and development and into production.

Access more analysis of the application container space and related markets in the latest Market Monitor and Forecast for Cloud-Enabling Technologies, which identifies, sizes and segments revenue from 291 participating vendors with an estimate and forecast for the market based on a bottom-up analysis of each vendor. This Market Monitor CET report provides updated market and vendor estimates through Q4 2016.
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Webinar April 12: Telecom Operators’ Multi-Play and Content Strategies

The shift from telecom operators offering stand-alone landline and mobile services to selling converged multi-play services is now well established and will continue to expand over the next few years. This is having a major effect on the telco competitive landscape. It also has implications for customers, regulators, technology vendors and other players in the telecom/content ecosystem. Convergence between landline and mobile is also a growing influence on M&A transactions, as is the practice of operators investing in premium content.

Join Declan Lonergan, VP of Mobile Telecom, on April 12th for an interactive webinar where he will examine the approach being taken by several leading operators, focusing on propositions and commercial impact. He will also present recommendations for telcos to successfully make the transition to multi-play and to become fully integrated service providers. Reserve your spot today!


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Featured Data: Enterprise mobility management revenue set for 25% CAGR through 2021

Fueled by increasing budgets for mobile applications and the proliferation of both company-issued and employee-owned BYOD devices in the workplace, the overall enterprise mobility management (EMM) market will nearly triple in revenue from $5.5bn in 2016 to $16.69bn by year-end 2021.

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Among the individual markets under the EMM umbrella, the mobile-back-end-as-a-service (MBaaS) sector will experience the fastest growth, nearly doubling its share of the total EMM market from 4% in 2016 to 7% in 2021. With increasing demands on companies to engage with clients and employees through mobile applications, MBaaS growth will be driven by an increasing need for enterprises to move to more agile development methods that shorten the application development lifecycle, as well as a growing demand for back-end connectivity for IoT devices and applications.

The mobile application platform (MAP) market and mobile device management (MDM) market combined make up 70% of total EMM revenue in 2016. By 2021, mobile application management (MAM), is expected to overtake MDM as the second-largest segment of EMM in revenue terms.

451 Research's Market Monitor Enterprise Mobility Management database contains individual models on 156 vendors in six market segments, including intelligence and a forecast specific to each company (i.e., customers, pricing, deal sizes and trends) in each segment.
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VoCUL survey finds original content investment paying off for Netflix and Amazon Video

According to 451's latest Voice of the Connected User Landscape survey, consumers are increasingly paying for three or more streaming video services. 

The survey found that 19% of streaming subscribers are paying for three or more services – up 4 points over the previous year. These streaming enthusiasts are creating their own bundles of video services, starting with Netflix (95%) and Amazon Video (82%) then adding a combination of subscription and a-la-carte platforms including Hulu, HBO Now and iTunes.

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Among all respondents who pay for a streaming service, 79% say they subscribe to Netflix and 53% to Amazon Video. Amazon Video continues to be the growth story, up 5 points over the past year.

Read the full Press Release here. 

19% of streaming subscribers are paying for three or more services – up 4 points over the previous year. These streaming enthusiasts are creating their own bundles of video services, starting with Netflix (95%) and Amazon Video (82%) then adding a combination of subscription and a-la-carte platforms including Hulu, HBO Now and iTunes.

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