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Azure Stack Sparks The Hybrid Cloud Explosion

New Forms Of Hybrid Cloud Are About To Radically Alter The Cloud Landscape

October 30, 2017


Why Read This Report

In practice, hybrid cloud has underdelivered on the vision of enterprise cloud transparency and fluid management of resources. The long-awaited introduction of Microsoft Azure Stack and the competitive countermoves by key competitors Amazon Web Services and Google have transformed the private cloud landscape and will trigger a new gold rush to stake out enterprise hybrid market share. I&O practitioners must understand this huge impending change on the hybrid cloud portability conversation within their larger digital transformation.

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Table of Contents

  • The Hope Of Hybrid — Pent-Up Demand Frustrated By Implementation
  • Microsoft Triggers The Gold Rush With Azure Stack
  • Behind The Scenes, Competitors Quietly Developed Responses
  • The Opportunity And Dilemma For I&O: Choose A Lock-In Strategy
  • Winners And Losers In The New Hybrid Cloud Order
  • Recommendations

  • All Hybrid Cloud Architectures And Plans Are Up For Review
  • What It Means

  • A Massive Cloud Industry Realignment Is Coming
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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