In a global report containing a series of predictions about IT infrastructure services, Gartner analysts said that by 2020, cloud, hosting and traditional infrastructure services will come in more or less at par in terms of spending
Gartner: In three years, 90% of organizations will move to a hybrid infrastructure
The year 2020 will see a massive shift to hybrid infrastructure services, said research firm Gartner in a recent report containing a series of predictions about IT infrastructure services.
In 2016, a Gartner survey of 303 data center outsourcing (DCO) reference customers worldwide found that 20% use hybrid infrastructure services and 20% more intend to get them in the next 12 months.
The traditional DCO market is shrinking. It is expected to decline from USD 55.1 billion in 2016 to USD 45.2 billion in 2020. On the contrary, the spending on colocation and hosting is expected to grow, from USD 53.9 billion in 2016 to USD 74.5 billion in 2020. In addition, infrastructure utility services (IUS) will grow from USD 21.3 billion in 2016 to USD 37 billion in 2020 and storage as a service will increase from USD 1.7 billion in 2016 to USD 2.7 billion in 2020. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 90% of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities.
Gartner analysts believe that traditional DCO vendors will exit the DCO market due to price pressure, while others will develop solution capabilities and continue to compete. This, inturn, will empower the buyers, who will now have the ability to choose between many more vendors, choose traditional or new solutions and achieve price reductions year-over-year through 2020.
"Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimize costs and increase efficiency. However, it increases the complexity of selecting the right toolset to deliver end-to-end services in a multisourced environment," DD Mishra, research director at Gartner.