Best Practice Report

Forrester’s Public Cloud Buying Guide, 2021

Infrastructure Differences Matter To Few — Focus On Global Availability Of Innovative Services

August 2nd, 2021
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Chris Gardner , Duncan Dietz , Diane Lynch


In 2020, Forrester published a series of Forrester Wave™ vendor evaluations for public cloud. We researched, analyzed, and scored public cloud platform providers, providing cloud leaders with evaluations of the most important vendors in the US, China, and Australia/New Zealand. However, technology leaders must consider additional factors when making a final purchasing decision. This report provides a breakdown of the elements involved in a public cloud selection and identifies the criteria you must leverage.

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