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ISG to Release Report on Massive Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Data Center Outsourcing Market

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Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has launched a research study examining the large and growing market for private cloud, hybrid cloud and data center outsourcing services.

The study results will be published in a comprehensive ISG Provider Lens™ report, called Next-Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud – Data Center Services & Solutions 2021, scheduled to be released in July. The report will cover providers of a range of private cloud, hybrid cloud and data center services, including managed services, managed hosting and colocation services.

Enterprise buyers will be able to use information from the report to evaluate their current vendor relationships, potential new engagements and available offerings, while ISG advisors use the information to recommend providers to the firm’s buy-side clients.

The new report will provide an in-depth look at dozens of providers, said Jan Erik Aase, partner and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research. “Private cloud, hybrid cloud and data center outsourcing are huge markets across the globe with many choices for companies looking for providers,” he said. “Our ISG Provider Lens™ report will help companies make informed decisions about the providers they partner with.”

ISG has distributed surveys to more than 315 public and hybrid cloud technology and service providers. Working in collaboration with ISG’s global advisors, the research team will produce five quadrants representing the services and products the typical enterprise customer is buying in the public and hybrid cloud space, based on ISG’s experience working with its clients. The five quadrants that will be covered are:

  • Managed Services, assessing a provider’s ability to offer ongoing management services for private and hybrid clouds as well as traditional data center infrastructure and platforms, including physical and virtual servers, middleware, storage, databases and networking components. The infrastructure may reside in the customer’s data center or the service provider’s facilities or can be co-located in a third-party facility.
  • Managed Hosting, covering providers offering standalone enterprise-grade hosting solutions, using their own or third-party facilities and infrastructure. The providers assessed are responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of data center equipment such as servers, storage, operating systems and connectivity to the external network.
  • Colocation Services, assessing providers offering standardized data center operations as colocation services for midmarket and large enterprise customers. The participating companies offer community access points for various hosting providers, system integrators, carriers or telecommunication providers and end users. Enterprise customers using colocation services expect a standardized and sophisticated data center setup, many carrier choices, low latency and high bandwidth at affordable prices to deliver rich content or critical, latency-sensitive information to users.
  • Hyperconverged Systems (Software Vendors), analyzing vendors offering hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with preconfigured software and blueprints designed to scale server and storage clusters. An HCI can centrally manage a scalable enterprise cloud, on-premises infrastructure and private clouds built on public cloud virtual machines. An HCI manages network, disks, memory, CPU and GPU cores, forming clusters or processing nodes.
  • Hybrid Cloud Management Platforms, looking at vendors of software used to build and operate infrastructures, and offering a robust integrated management platform for on-premises, public, private and hybrid clouds. This platform provides consistency across cloud environments and enables enterprises to achieve cost-effective, automated and standardized application deployments across multi-cloud environments with robust container capability.

The report will cover the global public and hybrid cloud market and examine products and services available in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Switzerland, Brazil and the Nordic countries. ISG analysts Shashank Rajmane, Manoj Chandra Jha, Dr. Nils Kaufmann, Prakash N., Wolfgang Heinhaus, Katharina Kummer and Pedro L. Bicudo Maschio will serve as authors of the report.

An archetype report will also be published as part of this study. This report, unique to ISG, is the study of typical buyer types of public and hybrid cloud services as observed by ISG advisors.

A list of identified providers and vendors and further details on the study are available in this digital brochure. Companies not listed as public and hybrid cloud providers can contact ISG and ask to be included in the study.

About ISG Provider Lens™ Research

The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG’s global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG’s enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe and Latin America, as well as in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., France, the Nordics, Brazil and Australia/New Zealand, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.

The series is a complement to the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, which offer a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit