The global web-scale IT market is anticipated to witness considerable progress over the forecast period on account of ever increasing broadband customer base. Rising social media usage and awareness is expected to be the key factor driving market growth. In order to gain a competitive edge, key market players focus on providing scalability, high capacity and reliable web-scale IT solutions. Next generation network services such as 4G, enable operators gain advantage over other vendors. Hyper-converged organization solutions fabricated on web scale principles are transforming the enterprise datacenter by sending radically simple, efficient, physical, cloud and virtual environments.
Increasing complex application necessities and amount of data are estimated to significantly drive the web-scale IT market growth over the next few years. The demand for digitalization in enterprises coupled with mobility in workplace tends to favorably impact the web-scale IT market growth. The market comprises large cloud services organizations that enable achieving extreme levels of service delivery as compared to their competitors. These technologies are expected to be strategic for most organizations over the coming years as it is expected to affect their long-term plans, programs and initiatives. Technological developments in the field of e-commerce may lead to secondary markets and online re-sale form a substantial part of the commerce space. The methods and intentions for re-selling are diverse in the web-scale IT market.
Web-scale IT system includes a system-defined architecture pattern that allows quick, scalable & flexible development, and distribution of web-based IT services leveraging flexible, optimal and continuous principles. Elements of web-scale IT include velocity-focused processes, web-oriented architectures, programmable management, collaborative organization style, industrially-designed data centers and innovation-centric & knowledge culture. Web-scale IT enables organizations shift from traditional scale-up architectures to scale-out architectures that leverage open source hardware & software coupled at a low-cost. This delivers benefits in terms of scalability, resiliency, flexibility and low ownership cost owing to less maintenance.
Web-scale data centers are software defined as a number of innovative ideas generated by service providers and IT vendors that are implemented using the cloud technology. Companies in the web-scale IT market design their versions of solutions using complex operating system and sophisticated technology on account of efficient and high speed connectivity. In addition, the Wide Area Network (WAN) services rely on web-scale infrastructure owing to economies of scale out storage infrastructure.
Key factors driving the web-scale IT market include wireless communication, strict government mandates, rapid adoption of cloud-based services and growing cybercrimes in public utilities industries. Henceforth, the approval for cyber security solutions is swelling to combat the sophisticated and advanced threats created by professional opponents. Further, cloud service verticals and providers such as energy, education and oil & gas are anticipated to adopt solutions for cyber security more voluntarily owing to growing cybercrimes which may result in the loss of financial and intellectual assets.
Web-scale IT demands less focus on frameworks such as ITIL and more on lean and agile models. These models benefits smaller companies against the large-scale organizations, and hence are estimated to witness high growth over the forecast period. Web-scale IT enables practices of large web innovators into every business through components including open source software, commodity hardware, hybrid cloud, and web-oriented architecture. Availability of capacity and performance management skills for horizontally scaled architectures is further expected to hinder the web-scale IT market growth over the coming years.
The U.S. is expected to exhibit high growth over the forecast period closely followed by Asia Pacific, which is expected to have the highest number of new cell sites deployment over the next six years. Asia Pacific along with Europe is projected to have a significant market share on account of high level of service quality. Key market participants include Rackspace, Google, Netflix, Facebook and Amazon. Other vendors such as CSC, Cisco, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, Sophos, Symantec and McAfee are projected to offer innovative cyber solutions at reasonable prices by merging the portfolios counter to bundled attacks.
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