TECH SUPPLIER Sep 2019 - Market Analysis Perspective - Doc # US44828019

Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Software-Defined Compute, 2019

By: Gary ChenResearch Director, Software Defined Compute

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This IDC Market Analysis Perspective presents the overall market perspective on the software-defined compute market, which is made up of virtual machine software, container infrastructure software, and cloud system software. Server virtualization, a standard datacenter technology, continues to serve as the foundation for the software-defined datacenter and is increasingly being combined with cloud system software to create private clouds. Containers, ignited by Docker and subsequently Kubernetes, is driving disruptive innovation across the stack with significant impacts on the role of hypervisors and VM-based clouds. This Market Analysis Perspective covers core technology trends, current and emerging industry trends, drivers for and barriers to adoption, and IDC's essential guidance for IT suppliers.


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