Infrastructure Services - Annual Report 2016: "Infrastructure As Code - It's Not Automation!"

26 Jul 2016
by Ashwin Venkatesan, Chirajeet Sengupta, Mukesh Ranjan, Yugal Joshi


Infrastructure As Code (IAC) has thrown DevOps a lifeline – it offers a comprehensive approach for automating the end-to-end provisioning and management of IT infrastructure through code, which is built and maintained based on software development principles. However, many enterprises still equate IAC with traditional IT infrastructure automation, failing to realize that IAC takes a more holistic approach to provisioning and management of hybrid IT infrastructure and requires a careful revamp of tools, processes, and people.

This research provides fact-based trends impacting the infrastructure services market. It analyzes multiple aspects such as overall infrastructure service market size, leading players, deal sizes, deal durations, and pricing. Buyers will gain by understanding these trends and evolving their sourcing portfolio accordingly. Service providers will benefit by aligning their strategy to cater to these trends.


  • IT service market size (split across applications, consulting, infrastructure service, geography, and industry verticals)
  • Market share of leading IT service providers in applications, consulting, and infrastructure service
  • IS buyer adoption trends across geography, industry verticals, and revenue size
  • Key trends shaping the IS market (Exploring “Infrastructure As Code”)
  • Outlook for 2017


This annual research deep dives into the IS landscape. It provides data-driven facts and perspectives on the overall market. It covers IS adoption trends, demand drivers, and buyer expectations. It also analyses buyer challenges, trends shaping the market, and also provides an outlook for 2017 for the broader IT as well as IS market.

For example, the section on “IS Overview” analyses the following:

  • Deal trends (new vs. renewals)
  • Deal size and duration
  • Scope of services (e.g., application development, maintenance, and consulting)
  • Pricing trends
  • Delivery location

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