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China Summary Translation: 'Selecting a Cloud IaaS Provider for Specialized Scenarios'

Published: 05 June 2019

ID: G00389527

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong , Kevin Ji


While hyperscale cloud providers dominate the cloud IaaS market, infrastructure and operations leaders may find scenario-specific providers to be a better fit for some workloads.

Table Of Contents



Selecting a Cloud IaaS Provider for Specialized Scenarios

  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Specialized Providers for Non-Cloud-Native Applications
  • Use Private Cloud IaaS Only When Isolated Cloud IaaS Is Necessary
  • Consider Regional IaaS Providers as Part of an Edge Strategy
  • Migrate From Legacy Providers as If From On-Premises
  • Mitigate Risks Using Both Contractual and Technical Means

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