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Gartner - Marketscope on the DDI market 2012

Posted by Dora Vigfusdottir on 5/21/12 7:29 AM

Gartner has released its annual Marketscope on the DDI market for 2011-2012. 

Market rating

In 2011, Gartner estimated that the DDI market generated approximately $290 million, representing a 36% increase over 2010.  Gartner estimates that the market will grow another 29% in 2012, to approximately $380 million, as more enterprises seek tools to improve the operational effectiveness and the overall stability of DNS and DHCP.  Gartner estimates that IPAM is the primary driver in more than 60% of DDI projects.  Many enterprise networks are still managing their IP address space manually via spreadsheets (approximately 75%), via homegrown applications or a combination of the two.  Microsoft’s entrance to this market highlights the increase importance of the DDI market.

 

Gartner 2012

Men & Mice rating

Men & Mice moves into the Caution category from last year’s Promising status.  Men & Mice is the only global vendor solely focusing on Overlay solutions and as before Gartner recommends that SMBs as well as large enterprises seeking an Overlay solution with strong administrative controls should consider the Men & Mice Suite.   Gartner highlights external factors as our main challenges.  With Windows Server 8, Microsoft is entering this market segment.  This is considered a challenge and the same applies to Overlay market shrinking.   The fact that Microsoft is entering this market with an Overlay solution suggests increased focus on the Overlay market segment which contradicts market shrinking. 

Men & Mice has primary focus on medium to large enterprise networks so the overlap with Microsoft SMB product will be limited.  Instead our solution is a natural extension and a professional upgrade of the Microsoft tools as it has been in the past with Microsoft snap-in.

Gartner also mentions our hardware plans.  Explosion in cloud based services and virtualization requires flexible DDI and focus on hardware based appliances will decrease, except for more dedicated purposes.  Based on this Men & Mice has started to offer DNS caching only appliance but that is outside of the scope of the Gartner report.  Men & Mice will continue to keep strong focus on the Overlay market segment and further build on our success there.  Men & Mice will also in the near future expand its product offerings using the core developed both in the Men & Mice Suite and in the Men & Mice DNS caching appliance.

We at Men & Mice have continued to add to our growing customer base and today Men & Mice is stronger than ever.  We see new opportunities with Microsoft putting more focus and effort into our market segment as well as through new Men & Mice products. 

Gartner continues to highlight some of the Men & Mice Suite strengths.

  • Easy deployment

  • Broad overlay support as the solution can centrally manage Microsoft, Linux and Cisco DNS and DHCP services.

  • Tight MS Active Directory integration

We at Men & Mice have continued to add to our growing customer base and today Men & Mice is stronger than ever.  We see new opportunities with Microsoft putting more focus and effort into our market segment as well as through new Men & Mice products. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Men & Mice Suite, DDI, Men & Mice

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