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Market Trends: CSPs Bypass the Internet to Public Clouds

Published: 15 March 2016

ID: G00300720

Analyst(s): To Chee Eng , Vincent Fu


A small number of large CSPs are setting up direct WAN connections to public cloud providers, enabling enterprises to bypass the Internet and enjoy better performance when accessing cloud services. Product leaders in other CSPs should add these services to maintain portfolio competitiveness.

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Market Trend

  • Rising Cloud Adoption Drives Need for Improved WAN Performance
  • Global CSPs Lead Deployment of Direct WAN Cloud Connectivity
  • Service in Early-Stage Deployment, but Sufficient to Jump-Start Market
    • Early CSP Movers Focus on Progressive Rollouts and Market Leaders
    • Service Easy to Access, With Cloudlike Features
    • CSPs Provide Additional Value Beyond What Customers Can Do Themselves
  • Wholesale Model May Emerge

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