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Abstract

This IDC Special Study provides clients with a demand-side view on IT infrastructure spending sentiments in 2Q19 as well as insights on technology buyer assessments of market trends that will shape the future of the IT infrastructure industry.

IDC's Enterprise Infrastructure Market Pulse provides detailed quarterly insights into spending sentiments regarding purchasing IT infrastructure (server, storage, and HCI) products and end-user priorities for short-term investments into IT infrastructure. The insights are gathered from a worldwide survey of 1,000 end users spread across various vertical industries and company sizes. Each quarterly survey also asks end users to provide insights into their plans of adoption of emerging technologies or IT delivery models. These survey themes change every quarter and look at longer-term trends that have significant impact on the IT infrastructure markets. In 2Q19, the survey theme was containers. In the next two quarters, the surveys will go deeper into end-user plans and practices around deployment of IT infrastructure for AI workloads (3Q19) and flash technologies (4Q19).

"Adoption of containers technology is growing and growing fast. Respondents to IDC's Enterprise Infrastructure Market Pulse Survey named improved security and better application availability as top benefits of container implementation," says Natalya Yezhkova, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies, IDC. "At the same time, end users also pointed out at a number of challenges related to container implementation, with data reliability and integrity being one of the top concerns."


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