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Internet Infrastructure Services Overview 

The Internet Infrastructure Services practice tracks the evolution of these markets with respect to factors affecting hosters and MSPs, such as cloud computing. The global managed hosting market is covered, broken into major geographic regions -- North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world -- with information including leaderboards, regional overviews, market sizing, and projected growth rates for each geographic area. The program provides detailed analysis for hosters and MSPs that can be used as support for enterprise end users making procurement decisions, guidance for infrastructure vendors seeking to supply the hosting and managed services community, and insight for financiers investing in this sector.

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Contributing Analysts

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Al Sadowski
Research Director
Carl Brooks
Jim Davis
Senior Analyst


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Rory Duncan
Senior Analyst
Liam Eagle


Complimentary Research

The Chicken Little approach to net neutrality should be put aside
Analysts: Carl Brooks Al Sadowski Christian Renaud 3 February 2014
Net neutrality is a hot-button issue, and for good reason. The world of IT infrastructure – the Internet marketplace and the nearly universal expectations of access to it – are converging rapidly.

Creating 451 Research's hybrid cloud definition
Analysts: Al Sadowski Carl Lehmann 7 January 2014
Hybrid cloud is a topic of great interest to enterprises, and the centerpiece of many vendor marketing campaigns in 2013. It is also ripe for cloud washing. A simple Google search for 'hybrid cloud' provides nearly one million results, and an upward-sloping Google Trend graph indicates the search term's popularity has steadily increased over time.

OpenStack-related business revenue to exceed $1bn by 2015 as commercial models evolve

Analysts: Al Sadowski Jay Lyman 23 Oct 2013
At 451 Research, we are tracking nearly 60 vendors that have embraced OpenStack as a source of revenue. As the open source platform matures, so do the business models supporting it.

451 Research to present at Capacity North America
Analysts: Jim Davis 18 Oct 2013
Executives will be gathering in Toronto at the Capacity North America conference to keep abreast of changes in the carrier and datacenter markets. We offer up a preview of what to expect.

Nirvanix and the challenge of pricing the commodity cloud
Analysts: Owen Rogers Carl Brooks Simon Robinson 3 Oct 2013
The demise of Nirvanix has awoken cloud providers to the competitiveness of the market; as cloud services are commodified and margins get squeezed, how can providers stay profitable in such a cutthroat industry?

Nirvanix's exit: the impact on the cloud market
Analysts: Carl Brooks Simon Robinson 22 Sep 2013
Nirvanix's hasty exit, with or without leaving customers flat, has chilling implications for the provider market even as a potential rescue mission may be underway.

451 Research publishes State of the European Hosting Market report
Analysts: Rory Duncan 13 Sep 2013
The European hosting industry rises to the cloud challenge as vendors and partners transform service offerings.

451 Research publishes Managed Infrastructure Market Overview - 2013 report
Analysts: Carl Brooks 10 Sep 2013
Sizing the market and the opportunity during a boom - IT infrastructure providers show all the signs of sustained growth and a maturing market for IaaS.

451 Research publishes Web and Application Hosting - Summer 2013 report

Analysts: Liam Eagle 10 Sep 2013
Overall growth is slowing in the Web and application (formerly 'mass market') hosting space as workloads move to emerging venues. Along with attracting new users, hosting providers are pursuing new avenues to drive additional per-user revenue.

451 Research survey shows boom in cloud consumption by the enterprise
Analysts: Carl BrooksPeter ffoulkes 4 Sep 2013
The takeaway from new end-user research on cloud is pretty straightforward – enterprises are evaluating and using infrastructure providers in record numbers and the trend is set to continue.

451 Research releases 2013 CDN Global Market Overview report
Analysts: Jim Davis 25 Aug 2013
The 2013 CDN Global Market Overview report from 451 Research provides a look at 2012 revenues and a forecast through 2015 for CDN services. The market's continuing growth is again attracting investors this year after a slew of acquisitions in 2012.

451 Research to participate, present at CDN World Las Vegas
Analyst: Jim Davis 19 Jun 2013 ~ The comingling of CDN and cloud will be at the top of the agenda at the CDN World Summit in Las Vegas. The event aims to explore the synergies (as well as the challenges) that are emerging between cloud services and CDNs.

451 Research to participate, present at HostingCon in Austin
Analyst: Liam Eagle 30 May 2013 ~ 451 Research will have a presence that includes presenters and attendance at the hosting industry tradeshow, as service providers gather to address the threats and opportunities presented by cloud.

Community-driven momentum and interoperability key themes at OpenStack Summit 2013
Analyst: Carl Brooks 22 Apr 2013 ~ OpenStack clearly has momentum. The Summit saw a good deal of constructive discussion on technical features and also marked a shift from technical advancement to a period of decision making about the direction of the project and fostering further growth.



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