This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the datacenter transformation consulting and implementation services ecosystem through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the ecosystem. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the datacenter transformation services space. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market during both the short term and the long term.
"With the rapid adoption of hybrid cloud and datacenter virtualization, cloud has become the most critical theme of a customer's datacenter transformation journey," says Ali Zaidi, research director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Business Strategies at IDC. "Given all of the technical knowledge required to implement a datacenter transformation, the fact that the top project success factor for buyers was nontechnical indicates the balance of business/project management and technical skills that vendors need to have to deliver a successful project," says Chad Huston, research manager, Global Services Markets and Trends.