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AWS Mainstreams Public Cloud IaaS, Creating New Opportunities for Managed Service Providers

Published: 11 April 2016

ID: G00301359

Analyst(s): Mike Dorosh, Douglas Toombs

Summary

AWS has a significant lead in public cloud IaaS, a market that has spawned significant opportunities beyond infrastructure for additional add-on services. Many managed service providers have turned to brokering third-party IaaS and managed services on top of AWS to engage and retain customers.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • AWS has made enterprise IaaS adoption mainstream; in doing so, it has allowed many other providers to pursue offering value-added services without the capital-intensive needs of a data center infrastructure
  • AWS has lowered the barriers to entry for MSPs globally; providers can offer value on top of the AWS platform in many ways, such as implementation, integration and managed services
  • In making IaaS adoption mainstream, AWS is opening the market to more opportunity; the window of opportunity will shrink as more MSPs bring forward AWS capabilities

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