The infrastructure and enterprise cloud market continues to evolve as as-a-service and hyperscale cloud put pressure on traditional delivery models. More and more enterprises are looking for partners to tackle challenges from writing off legacy to providing a platform for the expansion of digital services. As this market develops, providers are becoming more specialised—more providers are coming to the market armed with deep relationships with the major cloud providers, placing less emphasis on their own infrastructure assets. Indeed, some are coming to market with no assets at all—playing the role of a pure-play services broker.
While infrastructure and cloud may no longer be the buzzword on the lips of business and IT leaders, it’s the essential foundation for many of the digital technologies that take up more mindshare. To this end, Infrastructure spending is shifting away from specific IT components and instead is being reframed as an enabler for other engagements in contracts. Infrastructure and applications, for example, are becoming increasingly interchangeable for enterprises. The focus is on the outcome to be achieved not on the tools and levers used to achieve them.
In this second iteration of this research (but first in the developed HFS Top 10 methodology), we explore the emerging market in the provider ecosystem for infrastructure and enterprise cloud services.
WHAT YOU’LL KNOW AFTER READING
- How the market is evolving to face the onslaught of hyperscale cloud and as-a-service delivery models
- The movements of the biggest providers operating in the space, and how they are evolving offerings to meet the changing needs of enterprise clients
- The strengths, challenges, and opportunities for the major providers servicing the infrastructure and enterprise cloud market.