The Emergence of the Internet "Mainframe" -- the WebFrame -- Will Drive Infrastructure Growth Says NetsEdge Research Group
LOS ALTOS, CA, Sept. 24, 2002 -- Over the next five years, driven by the need to develop and evolve technology to support the growing use of Internet-enabled applications, the market for Web Data Center infrastructure products and services will continue to grow and will approach $1B in 2007, according to a study released today by NetsEdge Research Group (NRG) of Los Altos, California.
The study, titled The 2002 Internet Data Center Infrastructure Report: Accelerating Internet Applications, looks at the future of server systems with the collapse of the .COM bubble and shift of focus to the Enterprise. The analysis and growth forecast are based on executive interviews with leading users, service providers and technology vendors. "While the recession has slowed demand, enterprises have been rethinking their computing infrastructure and are beginning a transition from mainframe computing to what we're calling WebFrame computing," says NRG principal and co-founder John Katsaros. "This report captures the state of the market for Internet Data Center Infrastructure products and services -- the ideas, the players, the offerings and the issues."
One of the biggest changes on the horizon, according to this report, will be the adoption of Internet data center technology to replace traditional mainframe computing. The 2002 Internet Data Center Infrastructure Report identifies the technologies that will be instrumental to driving this transition, the changes that will occur, the impact this can have on application acceleration and how these events will influence enterprise demand.
"Performance and robustness are increasing in value as Internet focus swings to the enterprise, and the applications are becoming increasingly complex and business important," noted Peter Christy, NRG principal and co-founder. "These emerging applications are driving continuing evolution in application and server architecture and technology, and a lot of room for clever infrastructure and acceleration vendors."
The 350-page study includes an in-depth analysis of the market segments that will be buying network products in 2003 and 2004. "We've built the framework that networking vendors can use to develop their 2003 strategic business plans," said John Katsaros. Additionally, this study includes an in-depth analysis of the primary vendors in the field -- covers the market issues and opportunities surrounding Web data center application acceleration infrastructure.
NetsEdge Research Group provides marketing and strategy research reports and consulting services, specializing in areas related to Internet infrastructure. Both Katsaros and Christy have authored multiple publications on the Internet. Information on the company, the principals and on The 2002 Internet Data Center Infrastructure Report: Accelerating Internet Applications is available now. An overview of the Market Forecast is available at www.internetacceleration.com, a portal on technologies involved with Internet infrastructure business and technology issues.
About NetsEdge Research Group
NetsEdge Research Group provides marketing and strategy research reports and consulting services, specializing in areas related to Internet infrastructure. NetsEdge offerings combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy. NRG's mission is to help major Internet technology vendors and market-leading startups make faster and better decisions about their product, market entry, and market development strategies. NRG provides technical product and market analyses, develops authoritative reports on specific markets, and creates white papers and other information products. NRG's consulting practice helps companies develop successful market entry and development strategies for new products in early adopter markets.
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