Cloud & Managed Services Transformation

Covering the technology and services, economics and business models, and cloud native approaches driving enterprise cloud transformation and the re-invention of the IT industry.


The Cloud & Managed Services Transformation Channel provides a point of intellectual convergence around the evolution of enterprise IT, encompassing cloud consumption and delivery models in the context of both IT and digital business transformation. We track vendors bringing innovative and disruptive approaches to the evolving enterprise IT landscape – covering the waterfront of technology, services, operating models, business models, and economics. The worlds of hosting, outsourcing, managed services, and systems integration are converging as the hyperscale cloud providers extend their influence and remit in the industry, bringing with them more agile (i.e., cloud native) approaches to IT operations. In the process, the market participants -- IT service providers, technology vendors, distribution/channel players, and telcos must reinvent themselves and redefine their value propositions. The Cloud & Managed Services Transformation Channel also examines how the IT industry is itself is changing in response to cloud, tracking ecosystem development, M&A activity, and shifting market dynamics.


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Recent Reports in Cloud Transformation
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Market Insight

The Cloud might be the Silver Lining for the COVID-19 Crisis

As the world is gripped by the COVID-19 crisis, questions have arisen about what this means for providers of digital services, including cloud infrastructure, communications and higher-level software platform services.

Cloud Transformation
Market Insight

Cloud Microeconomics in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The sudden shift surfaces rough edges, although the underlying ability for millions of employees to work remotely for their respective employers' hinges on the cloud – and the ability of cloud platform operators to scale to this unprecedented demand.

Cloud Transformation
Market Insight

Hyperscalers Join the Fight against COVID-19 with High-Performance Compute, AI Services

In a sign that public cloud has arrived as a player in high-performance computing (HPC), Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and IBM have joined a public-private partnership with academic, industry and public-sector powerhouses to pledge free compute resources to COVID-19 researchers.

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Market Insight

Access to Talent Driving Managed Services Opportunity

By tailoring services to customer needs, service providers can directly enable the business outcomes that enterprises seek such as improvements to agility, operating cost, performance, availability and security.

Cloud Transformation
2020 Trends Report Excerpt

2020 Trends in Cloud Transformation

The cloud space continues to evolve as hybrid/multicloud emerges as the key organizing principle for increasingly heterogeneous IT, cloud-native technologies enter into IT environments, and complexity (and lack of in-house skills) create a new landscape for IT operations. Enterprise workloads are on the move, and they’re transforming.

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2020 Trends Report Excerpt

2020 Trends in Managed Services & Hosting

Cloud is critical enterprise technology, but the breadth of platforms, features and combinations is creating new complexity. Businesses are universally discovering gaps in cloud skills, now the major roadblock to transformation. This demand for access to specialized talent is defining the next phase of the managed services market.