IDC's Worldwide Private Cloud Infrastructure Taxonomy, 2020

IDC's Worldwide Private Cloud Infrastructure Taxonomy, 2020

  • November 2020 •
  • 13 pages •
  • Report ID: 5983311 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC study provides a detailed taxonomy for the IT infrastructure elements at the backbone of enterprise private cloud deployments and the delivery of dedicated cloud services. The document covers the definitions of private cloud and private cloud IT infrastructure building blocks and provides an top-level overview of dedicated cloud services discussed in detail in IDC's Worldwide IT Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2019 (IDC #US45714519, December 2019). Private clouds are environments in which IT resources are dedicated to a single organization and managed and delivered to end users utilizing cloud attributes. The growing availability of commercial and open source cloud platforms enables the increasing adoption of private clouds by enterprises, while the proliferation of infrastructure management platforms for managing resources across multiple environments drives the expanding growth of hybrid IT environments.'"The growing need for private clouds provides IT infrastructure suppliers with an opportunity to maintain or expand their market presence and influence amid increasing competition from cloud IT service providers," says Natalya Yezhkova, research VP, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies Group at IDC. "Yet major developments and future growth are tied to the enablement of hybrid environments and integration of private and public cloud resources and on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure."