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Market Trends: Multicloud Usage Will Drive Cloud Management Platform Growth

Published: 17 October 2017

ID: G00340286

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith , Laurie Wurster , Matthew Cheung


Cloud management platforms are positioned to facilitate multicloud usage. Technology strategic planners of infrastructure software vendors need to integrate or partner with complementary cloud management tool providers to extend capabilities to manage multiclouds effectively.

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Market Trend

  • CMP Is Still an Emerging and Highly Fragmented Market
  • Increasing Public and Multicloud Usage Drive Demand for CMPs
  • Merger and Acquisition Activities Reflect Dynamic and Evolving Characteristics of the CMP Market
  • Multiple Tools Required for a Comprehensive Cloud Management Experience
  • New Entrants From Adjacent Markets Increase Pressure on CMP Providers
    • Traditional ITOM Vendors
    • Infrastructure Software "Stack" Vendors
    • Point Solution Vendors
    • Fabric-Based Infrastructure Vendors
    • Service Providers

Contrarian View

  • If a Monopolized Public Cloud Market Emerges, These Trends Change

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