Gartner Research

What Microsoft's Azure Stack Could Do for — or to — Your Cloud Business in 2017

Published: 16 August 2017

ID: G00333273

Analyst(s): Mike Dorosh , Craig Lowery

Summary

By happenstance or by design, most customers are pursuing a hybrid cloud computing strategy. Technology product management leaders must understand the key use cases to build compelling hybrid cloud services using Microsoft's Azure Stack.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • What Are the Use Cases for Azure Stack?

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Azure Stack Will Be Consumed Primarily Through Service Providers in Both Hosted and On-Premises Models, Creating Natural Opportunities for Value-Added Services
  • Cloud Service Providers' Use of Azure Stack for Clients' Hybrid Cloud Solutions Creates Risks of Microsoft Lock-In
  • Azure Stack Provides a Unique, Consistent Cloud Capability, Creating New Opportunities for Service Providers to Extend Their Portfolios

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