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Market Monitor: Cloud-Enabling Technologies

Market Monitor: Cloud-Enabling Technologies is a quantitative research service that tracks and forecasts the size and growth of the rapidly evolving server virtualization and on-premises cloud-enabling technologies marketplace. In addition to forecasting revenues over a five-year horizon, the service breaks out revenue by geographic region, company size and industry verticals. The service tracks revenue generated by  server virtualization, automation and management, cloud security, and cloud platforms. The Market Monitor analyst team uses a bottom-up approach to track and project revenue for more than 150 vendors operating in 10 segments of this marketplace.

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Recent Overviews - Cloud Enabling

This report examines the cloud-enabling technologies marketplace in terms of revenue, growth expectations and competitive landscape, and provides estimates for the aggregate size of the CET market and each market sector. The report leverages 451 Research's deep knowledge of and relationships within the cloud-enabling technologies marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of revenue based on a bottom-up analysis of 143 vendors' current revenue and growth expectations through 2016.


Market Monitor Overview - Cloud Enabling:  August, 2013      
The Cloud-Enabling Technologies Data File contains the most recently updated data set for the Market Monitor cloud-enabling technologies product, which covers the rapidly evolving server virtualization and cloud computing technology marketplace. The data provides current market size and five-year growth rates for the server virtualization and on-premises cloud-enabling technology segments, leaderboard rankings for the top vendors, a list of all vendors by category and the revenue 'cluster' in which they fall under currently as well as a breakdown of top-line revenue by geographic region, customer size and vertical market.


This is the sixth in a series of reports on the rapidly evolving cloud-enabling technologies (CET) marketplace. This report features an updated market taxonomy that incorporates several new market entrants, spanning small startups to large technology vendors. In addition to the updated taxonomy, we provide revised estimates and forecasts for each of our new CET market pillars: virtualization, automation and management, cloud platforms, and security.


This is the fifth in a series of reports on the rapidly evolving server virtualization and cloud computing technology marketplace. This report provides updated estimates for the server virtualization and on-premises cloud-enabling technology segments, and includes a breakdown of revenue by geographic region and vertical market. It also highlights key aspects of the server virtualization and cloud-enabling technologies stack that have made it a sustainable and profitable market since we started tracking it in 2008.


This is the fourth in a series of market overview reports on the rapidly evolving virtualization and cloud-enabling technologies space. This is a timely report in light of the attention, adoption and investment we are seeing in this market. There is rapid growth in private and public cloud environments alike, and vendors in the cloud-enabling technologies space are addressing both opportunities. This report provides updated estimates, historical revenues and growth forecasts for the cloud-enabling technologies market, and includes a breakdown of revenue by the six market subsectors, as well as by geographic region, customer size and vertical market.


This is the third in a series of reports on the rapidly evolving server virtualization and cloud computing technology marketplace. This report provides updated estimates for the server virtualization and on-premises cloud-enabling technology segments, and includes a breakdown of top-line revenue by geographic region, customer size and vertical market. The report also introduces a new market-sizing taxonomy that spans the aforementioned categories and will serve as the basis of our future market-sizing efforts.


This research report is the second in a series of reports on the rapidly evolving virtualization marketplace. The data in this report was assembled using The 451 Group’s proprietary virtualization database, which currently tracks 110 market participants. The estimates contained in our database are continually updated when new information/insight is received from our team of industry and financial analysts. In addition, findings from a recent survey of virtualization users and potential users aided in the estimate update process.


This report reflects a bottom-up analysis of 117 vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations though 2013. The estimates in this report leverage the deep industry knowledge and relationships of The 451 Group and its wholly owned subsidiary, Tier1 Research. The data is based on information gleaned from financial filings and other public sources, along with countless discussions with industry participants and management teams, followed by extensive internal debate and data validation


Recent Segments - Cloud Enabling

Virtualization is the foundation for cloud-enabling technologies. Here we present estimates for the aggregate size of the virtualization market, categorizing vendors by revenue range, forecasting growth trends for the space, and highlighting the opportunities and threats facing these vendors. This analysis leverages 451 Research's deep knowledge of and relationships within the cloud-enabling technologies marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of virtualization revenue based on a bottom-up analysis of 47 vendors' current revenue and growth expectations through 2016.


This report examines the virtualization security market from a quantitative perspective. It also provides market revenue estimates, growth forecasts and a full competitive landscape analysis, with vendors classified by revenue tier. Leveraging 451 Research’s bottom-up approach within the cloud computing marketplace, we arrive at our aggregate security forecasts and growth expectations through 2015 based on an analysis of 15 vendors.


This report examines the Automation and Management (A&M) market from a quantitative perspective. Included is a discussion of our further-revised A&M and Cloud Platforms taxonomy, as well as our observations on this developing space. The report also provides market revenue estimates, growth forecasts and a competitive landscape analysis.


This report examines the Automation and Management (A&M) market from a quantitative perspective. This sector, which was previously examined by individual feature, now comprises the entire stack that provides insight into and control of the virtual and cloud infrastructure. The report provides market revenue estimates, growth forecasts and full competitive landscape analysis, with vendors classified by revenue tier and revenue segmentation by geography and vertical market.


This report examines the I/O virtualization market revenue aggregates, vendor shares, and segmentation by geography and verticals. I/O virtualization takes the virtualization analogy and applies it across the entire datacenter. When the datacenter needs to be reprovisioned, the administrator can reassign software identities. The idea is to treat all datacenter resources as bare-metal compute nodes that can be provisioned and reprovisioned according to need. I/O virtualization has the highest CAGR within the cloud-enabling technologies stack, and this report evaluates the market size, as well as accelerators and inhibitors affecting this nascent sector.


This report examines the ‘Automation & Management – Infrastructure’ market from a quantitative perspective. This sector comprises the entire stack that provides insight into and control of a virtual or cloud infrastructure. It includes monitoring tools that apply the principles of performance monitoring to applications running inside VMs; capacity planning that provides historical capacity insights and predictive modeling, enabling future capacity management of VMs; and automation tools that seek to contain VM sprawl, or the uncontrolled number of system images brought about by virtualization. It also includes the cloud management vendors that help provision and automate processes in the cloud and streamline the private cloud environment.


This report focuses on the virtualization security market segment, one of 15 segments that make up our aggregate Market Monitor: Cloud-Enabling Technologies coverage. Security of a virtual or private cloud infrastructure can be defined as an amalgamation of products – including antivirus, firewalls, encryption, host intrusion prevention, policy management and access control – that aim to secure the virtual infrastructure by establishing controls within a privileged virtual guest.


Vendors in the backup and high-availability sector provide the much-needed fault-tolerance, backup, disaster-recovery, high-availability and business-continuity capabilities for virtualized IT environments. Backup and HA tools have become more important in a cloud-focused IT environment where the infrastructure is either virtualized or hosted in a private/public cloud, creating the need for a failsafe data-protection framework to be in place. The backup and HA tools on the market today largely represent a transition in existing technology, where both traditional data-protection vendors and the newer virtual-backup specialists are actively enhancing their products to address the challenges of the highly dynamic cloud environment. Included in this report on the backup & HA sector are the market revenue aggregates, growth forecasts, vendor shares, and segmentation by geography, customer and verticals.


This report focuses on server virtualization as the first layer within the cloud-enabling technologies management stack. This layer includes the hypervisor, containers and the administration tools that form the basis of any virtualized infrastructure. Administration vendors provide the foundation for centralized management of all hypervisors, containers and their VM guests. Included in this report are the market revenue aggregates; growth forecasts; vendor shares; and segmentation by geography, customer and verticals of the server virtualization sector.


This report focuses on automation as one of the essential tools within the cloud-enabling technologies management stack and includes vendors that have offerings for both virtual and cloud environments. Included in this report are the market revenue aggregates, growth forecasts, and vendor shares and segmentation by geography, customer and vertical of the automation sector.


This report leverages The 451 Group’s deep knowledge of and relationships within the virtualization and cloud computing marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of revenue from on-ramp providers and cloud brokers based on a bottom-up analysis of 23 vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations through 2013. Included in this report are the market revenue aggregates, growth forecasts, vendor shares and segmentation by geography, customer and verticals of the on-ramps and cloud brokers sector.


This report focuses on monitoring as one of the essential tools within the cloud-enabling technologies management stack. Included in this report are the market revenue aggregates and growth forecasts, as well as vendor shares and segmentation by geography, customers and verticals within the monitoring sector. Virtualization monitoring tools apply the principles of performance monitoring to applications running inside VMs. Some add sophisticated mathematical methods such as root-cause analysis. Some focus on the server tier alone, while others straddle the server and storage domains.


This report looks at the market revenue aggregates, vendor shares and segmentation by geography, customer and verticals of the I/O virtualization sector. I/O virtualization has the highest CAGR within the cloud enabling technologies stack and this report evaluates the market size of this sector along with pointing out some key points, accelerators and inhibitors affecting this nascent sector.


This report provides market share and sizing information on capacity planning. Capacity planning provides insight into the virtual tier and predictive trending. This enables customers to establish new server workload and capacity management strategies based on previous events, and walks new users through the process of discovering and analyzing their assets to identify the likeliest candidates for implementation of cloud-enabling technologies.


For the purpose of understanding virtualization security at its nascent level, this report examines the security market that consists of vendors that have integrated their core products with the virtual environment, or have developed new products to specifically cater to the virtual environment.


This report examines 14 vendors in the backup and HA marketplace and provides our assessment of key market value propositions and trends, growth accelerators and inhibitors, aggregate market size and growth rates, and the market share of leading vendors.


Administration represents the first level of server virtualization management. Administration vendors provide the foundation for centralized management of all hypervisors and their VM guests. Administration products provide wizards and templates to simplify the provisioning of new VMs. They may also include some task automation and even monitor utilization of the physical server’s CPU, memory and I/O performance. The results from our recently completed survey of IT end users highlight the importance of administrative functions to a virtualized environment. While these tools represent the most mature segment within the virtualization stack, their importance to initial and ongoing virtualization management has not waned. Administrative tools help companies realize the cost savings of virtualization by bringing the virtual environment together so it can be administered from a single location.


The term application deployment describes a set of tools for simplifying and managing application stacks to lower the complexity and cost of deploying applications throughout an organization. The companies included in our analysis are six vendors we have identified with a stand-alone application deployment capability. Deploying applications has always been a labor-intensive and complicated chore. Add the complexities of virtualization and cloud computing infrastructures underpinning large multi-tier agile Web applications, and deployment emerges as a significant performance bottleneck and creates a material challenge for IT staff.


This report examines nine vendors in the application fabric marketplace and provides our assessment of key market value propositions and trends, growth accelerators and inhibitors, aggregate market size and growth rates, and the market share of leading vendors, as well as recommendations for vendors. In addition, we provide an overview of the broader automation landscape, which, along with application fabric, includes automation (the VM lifecycle management, IT process automation and provisioning automation segments), application deployment and test lab automation.


At its highest level, test lab automation reproduces a physical test lab (or other dynamic IT environment) using VMs instead of hardware. The advantage is that when these dynamic environments need to be created, torn down or changed, this can be done in software, thereby materially lowering the cost and complexity of building and managing a physical test lab environment. This report offers a proprietary forecast of industry revenue based on a bottom-up analysis of participating vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations.


 

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