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Worldwide Semiannual Managed Cloud Services Tracker

IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Managed Cloud Services Tracker® builds on the existing services tracker program by providing an in-depth view of top services vendors' cloud-related services revenue. Specifically, it is an extraction view of vendors' managed cloud services revenue (private, hybrid, and managed public) from existing IDC tracked services revenue (by IDC's MCS taxonomy and regions).


Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in vendor revenue.

Core Coverage

Primary markets: Managed public, private, and hybrid cloud services

Secondary markets:

  • Application management (AM)
  • Managed IaaS
  • Managed SaaS/PaaS

Geographic Scope

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China)
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • United States
  • Western Europe

Data Deliverables

This tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. Deliverables for this tracker are:

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated semiannually and include one year of historical data and an additional five years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the worldwide and regional levels. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage

Primary markets: Managed public, private, and hybrid cloud services

Secondary markets:

  • Application management (AM)
  • Managed IaaS
  • Managed SaaS/PaaS

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports

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Eric A. Prothero

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Tracker Research and Corporate Development