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Providers of Cloud Managed Services: Use Composable Industry Platforms to Productize Your Offerings

Published: 26 April 2022

Summary

Traditional enterprise cloud categories will morph into composable industry cloud platforms. Product leaders at providers of cloud managed services must use these platforms to differentiate and productize their offerings without creating technical debt.

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Overview

Key Findings
  • Cloud providers are launching industry cloud platforms by combining SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings with industry-specific functionality and composable capabilities to create more compelling propositions for mainstream customers.

  • Emerging industry cloud platforms are leveraging innovative approaches such as composable packaged business capabilities, marketplaces, data grids and fusion teams to accommodate faster change and platform adaptability.

  • Addressing vertical-industry-specific requirements is becoming the preferred go-to-market approach for cloud services, but can be costly and impact the scale advantages of cloud computing.

Recommendations

Product leaders responsible for cloud managed services as part of an industry product planning and strategy initiative must:

  • Adopt a

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Analysts:

Gregor Petri

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