Enterprise use of the cloud is becoming increasingly complex. Typically no longer satisfied with the limitations of a single public or private cloud deployment (or simple hybrids of the two), the enterprise is instead seeking ways to deploy best-of-breed infrastructure that spans multiple public and private cloud instances. This multicloud trend creates complex on- and off-premise IT estates that need careful management, creating a growing set of challenges for those following this path and significant opportunities for the suppliers of cloud-management solutions.
This GigaOM Sector RoadMapTM identifies and categorizes the principal disruption vectors at play, and it profiles a number of the significant solution providers in the space.
This report will examine:
- The rise of multicloud and the growing tension between best of breed and simplicity
- The role of cloud-management solutions
- The future of cloud-management tools: Are they products or features?
- The importance of APIs
- Emerging business models and companies to watch
Source: GigaOM Research
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