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Market Trends: How and Why an Open-Source Cloud Infrastructure Is Emerging

Published: 15 August 2016

ID: G00314258

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung


Digital transformation has exerted pressure on IT to transform its infrastructure to be more agile and cost-effective. Product managers of IT infrastructure vendors should seize the opportunities of open-source cloud infrastructure by integrating and repackaging it.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Buyer Trend
    • Enterprise Digital Transformation Initiatives Require Infrastructure Software Providers to Offer More Standardized, Integrated and Quick-to-Deploy Cloud Infrastructure Solutions
  • Market Trend
    • Emergence of Open-Source Cloud Infrastructure Will Address the Challenges of Both Enterprise IT and Infrastructure Software Vendors
  • Technology Trend
    • Rise of New Open-Source Technologies Such as OpenStack and Linux Containers Facilitates New Use Cases Such as Programmable Infrastructure Through API, Integration Capability and Modern Application Development

Vendors to Watch

  • OpenStack Distributors and Users
  • Open-Source Orchestration Tool Vendors

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