Data Snapshot

Enterprises Seek Partners With Cloud-Native And DevOps Experience

February 15th, 2023
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Arthur Ross

Modern enterprises lean on partners to successfully utilize cloud, and selecting the right mix of partners is no easy task. While enterprise cloud decision-makers seek partners with broad skills across classic plan, build, and run service types, they prioritize those with cloud-native development skills and mature DevOps practices and favor major public cloud providers over vertical industry expertise. Notably, low cost is far less of a concern — and with an economic downturn upon us, it’s vital that enterprises don’t lose sight of this, especially for long multiyear contracts. This report provides a snapshot of Forrester’s cloud infrastructure data with a focus on what enterprises seek from potential cloud service partners.

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