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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

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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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