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Economic Outlook and Customer Needs Set to
Drive Demand for Alternative Cloud Platforms
Beyond the Hyperscalers


A new generation of alternative cloud providers with offerings that blur the lines between products and services has begun to emerge, bringing fresh ideas – and solutions – to enterprises seeking improved cost, portability, and integration.

A new generation of alternative cloud providers and products has begun to emerge and is bringing fresh ideas to market that target these areas of concern while also aspiring to deliver a user experience comparable to the user experience provided by hyperscalers. To be sure, however, these alternative cloud providers may present themselves not as full-on replacements for hyperscalers but as ways to augment, extend, and harmonize customers’ use of public cloud relative to considerations such as cost, skills, and integration. They also seek to ameliorate the challenges and limitations associated with private and hybrid cloud deployments, such as integration, system visibility, and harmonization with other systems. In this Spotlight paper, IDC examineswhat’s at stake in the hyperscale cloudmarket and how customers, vendors, and channel partners can adapt and benefit.

Download the IDC Spotlight report here