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Market Trends: Three Strategic Options for Evolving CSP Cloud Portfolio

Published: 20 May 2016

ID: G00297661

Analyst(s): To Chee Eng , Vincent Fu

Summary

Facing the dominance of hyperscale cloud providers, communications service providers must evolve their cloud business to retain influence on end-user IT buyers and gain credibility with new buying centers. Gartner offers CSP strategic planners three strategic options for evolving cloud development.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

  • Why CSPs Must Evolve Their Cloud Portfolio

Market Trend

  • Three Strategic Options for CSPs
    • Managed Hyperscale Cloud Provider
    • OT System Aggregator
    • Smart Cloud Pipe Provider
  • Strategic Option 1: Evolve Into Managed Hyperscale Cloud Service Providers
    • Why?
    • What CSPs Can Do
    • Implications for CSPs
  • Strategic Option 2: OT System Aggregator
    • Why?
    • What CSPs Can Do
    • Implications for CSPs:
  • Strategic Option 3: Smart Cloud Pipe Provider
    • Why?
    • What CSPs Can Do
    • Implications for CSPs

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