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What Microsoft's Azure Stack Could Do for — or to — Your Cloud Business

Published: 20 June 2016

ID: G00308142

Analyst(s): Mike Dorosh

Summary

Microsoft's Azure Stack software product extends Microsoft's vision for hybrid clouds. In doing so, it creates new opportunities for managing and consulting services, while simultaneously threatening businesses built on alternative stacks.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Product managers and strategists must consider that Azure Stack will be consumed primarily from a service provider or with the assistance of a consulting partner, and create services to exploit this opportunity
  • With Azure Stack, Microsoft is providing a capability that will make the Azure franchise a much more powerful competitor to alternative hybrid cloud offerings, creating new opportunities for service providers to extend their portfolios

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