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How to Choose a Managed Service Provider for a Hyperscale Cloud Provider

Published: 07 January 2016

ID: G00296007

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong

Summary

Many customers of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform — all hyperscale cloud providers of integrated IaaS and PaaS — want managed services. Choose a cloud-native, cloud-specific approach to selecting MSPs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Select an MSP Based on Your Use Case
  • Choose an MSP for Cloud-Specific Capabilities
    • Traits of a Best-in-Class MSP for Hyperscale Cloud Providers
    • The Maturity of Hyperscale Cloud MSP Partner Ecosystems
  • Consider Using More Than One MSP If You Have Diverse Use Cases

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