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How Challenger Network Service Providers Should Approach Their Direct Cloud Connect Strategy

Published: 15 September 2017

ID: G00319501

Analyst(s): To Chee Eng , Kenshi Tazaki


With adoption of cloud services picking up momentum, network service provider technology product management leaders must accelerate deployment of direct network connections to major cloud providers, to improve application performance for customers and to protect enterprise network service revenues.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Phase 1: Focus on Cloud Market Leaders
    • IaaS/PaaS
    • SaaS
    • Cloud Exchanges
  • Phase 2: Extend to Other Cloud Providers
    • IaaS/PaaS
  • Phase 3: Build an Ecosystem for Wholesale

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