New York, New York – (The Hosting News) – January 14, 2008 – Tier1 Research has issued a new report, focused on research highlights including the leaders in the managed hosting and Internet infrastructure sector, while detailing and identifying recent trends affecting future directions for the marketplace.
Daniel Golding, Senior Analyst at T1R and author of the report noted, ”While the managed hosting sector sees tremendous growth, a massive transformation in how shared hosting services are successfully marketed and sold is well under way. Disk space and bandwidth is no longer a selling point, and customers are now looking for the functionality that enables them to do things like blog, share photos, publish profile pages on a social network or sell things online. As a result, shared hosting has quickly commoditized and become a common denominator of sorts. In other words, shared hosting is no longer just about selling web space for static websites; rather, it is more about the many different things that can be done in a hosted environment.”
The report shows that the content Internet infrastructure market will continue to grow rapidly through 2008. T1R analysts estimate that the total for 2007 Internet infrastructure revenue will reach $17,990.75m, which represents 26% growth over the 2006 total of $14,216.39m. Based on current trends in consumer behavior, T1R expects the market for Internet infrastructure to grow another 24% in 2008.
The managed hosting sector remains the largest sector within Internet infrastructure and has experienced tremendous growth in the last 12 months in excess of 30% and will continue to show similar growth rates moving forward. Several trends account for that strong growth, including increased managed hosting adoption by SMBs and mid-tier enterprises and hosting for software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. Moving forward into 2009 and 2010, an array of new utility storage and hosting services will continue to fuel strong growth.
The findings are contained in a report released by New York-based T1R, an independent research firm that analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments affecting public and private companies within the hosting, IT, communications and Internet sectors. The report is the second in a series designed to provide timely analysis and perspective on key technology trends and marketplace developments in the Internet infrastructure marketplace. It includes sector-specific examinations of shared hosting, dedicated hosting, managed hosting, Internet content delivery, colocation and interconnection.
The 36-page report, ‘Internet Infrastructure: Market Overview 2008,’ provides an idea of the overall size, scope and growth of the sectors within the Internet infrastructure market. It spotlights various prominent firms in each segment and gives the market outlook for each. It also includes an overview of the Internet infrastructure taxonomy, including the breakdown among various types of Internet infrastructure services.
The report covers more than 40 key public and private companies in the Internet infrastructure sector, including 1 and 1, Akamai, AT and T, BitGravity, CDNetworks, CI Host, ChinaCache, Endurance International, GoDaddy.com, GS Neotech, Hostway, Intergenia, Internap, Layered Tech, Level3, Limelight Networks, Melbourne IT, Mirror Image, NaviSite, Network Solutions, NTT America, OpSource, Peak 10, Peer1, The Planet, Rackspace, Register.com, Savvis, ServerCentral, ServePath, SoftLayer, SunGard, Terremark, United Internet, ViaWest, Verio (NTT), Verizon, WebSite Pros and Yahoo.
Tier1 Research (T1R), a division of The 451 Group, analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments affecting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet sectors. Tier1 blends traditional Wall Street investment research with industry analysis to deliver dynamic market and financial intelligence. Clients include institutional investors and technology vendors, along with end users and venture capitalists. Clients leverage Tier1 Research’s analytical insight for idea generation, trend identification, due diligence and grounded opinions, as well as metrics and forecasts on companies and industries covered. Since its founding in August 2000, Tier1 Research’s coverage has spanned the largest publicly held technology companies as well as smaller, pioneering public and privately held companies.
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