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Update from Agatha Poon, Research Director for Asia-Pacific Services

Cloud offerings: Climbing Maslow’s Hierarchy

December 7, 2017

Following last month’s update on our multi-tenant datacenter research in the Asia-Pacific region, with insights provided by the MTDC team highlighting the state of the colocation market in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru; I would like to share with you our analysis on a closely-related topic - cloud computing as a service, which is considered the driving force that keeps Asia’s datacenter market growth engine humming.

In our recent Spotlight report, we discuss the growth prospect of the market for cloud services and technologies in China and India and review some of the macro and micro trends shaping the competitive landscape. The focus on technology innovation is particularly topical as cloud players start to grapple with spiraling operational costs while turning their attention to delivering on the promise of business agility and security – not least, the possibility that vendors and service providers don’t have the right skills and tools to compete on a par with their counterparts that are “born in the cloud”. This gives rise to new business models and renewed strategic focus. Nowadays cloud players are more willing to make “new friends” in order to keep pace with changing customer expectations. Partnering with hyperscale cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud is becoming the norm, and building an ecosystem of SaaS partners and ISVs to industrialize platform offerings is trending these days.

Based on our observations, cloud providers both large and small are setting out to deliver transformative, prescriptive customer experiences using a combination of their own IP and strategic partnerships. But the question remains: Who are really moving ahead and pursuing new growth opportunities – and how? For analysis purposes, we have developed a hierarchy of cloud offerings, inspired by Maslow’s theory. To learn more about Maslow’s hierarchy in the context of cloud service functions and value propositions, check out our Spotlight report here.

On the research side, please see the following list of recent publications highlighting key trends, market analysis, and vendor activities.



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On the research side, please see the following list of recent publications highlighting key trends, market analysis, and vendor activities; those marked with an asterisk* are available to view without a subscription.

TCS targets data monetization with Enterprise Data Marketplace
December 7, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

Alibaba Cloud global strategy: Taking its first steps in Europe with Vodafone
December 6, 2017
Analyst: William Fellows

GDS Services lays the foundation for business growth with CloudMiX
November 29, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Trend Micro expands hybrid cloud security strategy with IMMUNIO acquisition
November 28, 2017
Analyst: Scott Crawford

HCL's new Cloud Native Platform practice brings open source skills to market
November 28, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

Cloud providers gear up for innovation leadership in China and India*
November 28, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Fujitsu talks customer co-creation at 2017 Fujitsu Forum Munich
November 22, 2017
Analyst: Christian Renaud

Behind BIH's hybrid cloud value proposition
November 22, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Orange Business Services claims to be on the right path with SDx strategy in APAC
November 21, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Alipay intends to be the glue that binds US retailers with Chinese tourists
November 17, 2017
Analyst: Jordan McKee

GDS Services caps off year of growth with $100m CyrusOne investment and partnership
November 16, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

AWS sells operational assets in China to Beijing-based colocation partner Sinnet
November 15, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

Hitachi unifies IT and OT with Vantara
November 10, 2017
Analysts: Henry Baltazar, Christian Renaud, Liam Rogers

Public Cloud Price Index: Asia-Pacific Q4 2017 Data and Analysis
November 3, 2017
Analysts: Owen Rogers, Jean Atelsek

Lenovo nabs another PC biz
November 2, 2017
Analyst: Scott Denne

21Vianet signs BMW up for turnkey datacenter offering in Shanghai
November 2, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

HCL Technologies reveals key propositions for next-gen datacenter and cloud
October 31, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Rackspace hopes to exert its influence in APAC with Datapipe
October 27, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Mapletree enters US market with acquisition of 14 datacenters from Carter Validus
October 25, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

China and India Entering a New Phase of Growth with the Cloud
October 24, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Wipro taps HPE Flexible Capacity for consumption-based private clouds
October 16, 2017
Analyst: William Fellows

Alibaba announces DAMO Academy to inspire innovation and creativity
October 11, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

HCL's Enterprise Intelligence Hub is part of its DNA
October 10, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

Huawei aims to enable digital transformation with Connection+Cloud
October 6, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Markets
October 6, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

Fujitsu adds application services to help customers master the productivity puzzle
October 5, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

Alipay looks to expand retail footprint outside of China with Adyen partnership
October 4, 2017
Analyst: Jordan McKee

Packaging the Alibaba experience in Alibaba Cloud
October 3, 2017
Analyst: William Fellows

Toshiba and Bain Capital-led investor consortium finally sign their $17.9bn flash deal
September 28, 2017
Analyst: Tim Stammers

Alibaba Cloud leverages IP, strategic partnerships as it focuses on its growth priorities
September 27, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

QingCloud closes $158m series D round, expands cloud infrastructure products and services
September 20, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Hitachi forms Vantara as a new business entity to unify its OT and IT capability in IIoT
September 20, 2017
Analyst: Ian Hughes

HCL shows progress in IIoT efforts with revenue, customer and ecosystem growth
September 15, 2017
Analyst: Brian Partridge

Huawei grows the cloud opportunity with global partner alliance, AI baked into the stack
September 13, 2017
Analyst: William Fellows

Infosys brings together BPM, robotic process automation and AI with Amplify framework
August 29, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

Samsung launches Bixby, a new multimodal voice assistant for mobile and IoT
August 25, 2017
Analyst: Raul Castanon Martinez

TCS addresses procurement for cloud-first organizations
August 22, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

China entering a new era of open source development *
August 8, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Fujitsu's datacenter innovations: From liquid-cooled HPC to custom deep-learning chips
July 31, 2017
Analyst: Andrew Donoghue

Mumbai likely to continue as India's top datacenter market, thanks to cloud demand*
July 28, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

From labor arbitrage to skills arbitrage: What's next for Indian vendors?*
July 27, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

Digital India initiative fuels growth in New Delhi's datacenter market
July 26, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

T2Cloud sets out its vision for 'industry cloud' with OpenStack-based platform
July 25, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres India plans for expansion to meet growing demand
July 25, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

Orange Business Services and Huawei join forces to exploit opportunities in Asia
July 6, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

How Alibaba and Tencent came to hold the keys to the future of payments
June 27, 2017
Analyst: Jordan McKee

Infosys targets the 'AI First' customer
June 23, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

EdgeVerve AssistEdge is Infosys' RPA weapon
June 20, 2017
Analyst: William Fellows

Fujitsu takes the 'hackathon company' idea to Japan

June 20, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

Alibaba widens its open datacenter architecture by joining the Open Compute Project
June 15, 2017
Analyst: Jeffrey Fidacaro

Taiwan: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Market
June 15, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

CtrlS begins expansion of Mumbai datacenter, targets international enterprises
June 14, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

GPX Global Systems sells out Mumbai datacenter, new phase will launch in Q4
June 13, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

Pricing and Service Availability in the Chinese Cloud Market
June 13, 2017
Analyst: Owen Rogers

NTT Com adds SD-Exchange to complete the hybrid cloud puzzle
June 12, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Seiko Epson aims to give engineers and drone pilots safer, hands-free, IoT-fed AR displays
June 9, 2017
Analyst: Ian Hughes

Alibaba open frontier of cloud price war in APAC
June 6, 2017
Analyst: Jean Atelesk, Owen Rogers

Samsung ARTIK IoT security starts deep in the hardware
June 2, 2017
Analyst: Ian Hughes

Mirantis’ collaborative approach pays off in Asia-Pacific
June 1, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Public Cloud Price Index: Asia-Pacific Q2 2017 Data and Analysis
June 1, 2017
Analyst: Jean Atelsek, Owen Rogers

Telstra pursues global opportunity with Telstra PBS and telkomtelstra
May 31, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon 

Huawei aims to become a billion dollar business in datacenter facilities
May 30, 2017
Analyst: Daniel Bizo

OpenStack deployments reach new heights in China*
May 22, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

APAC remains a major growth area for Equinix
May 17, 2017
Analyst: Dan Thompson, Teddy Miller, Stefanie Williams

Deutsche Telekom to enter the Singapore market with Open Telekom Cloud
May 11, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

High-density Hangzhou: The Chinese city's datacenter market caters to cloud
May 11, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

South Korean datacenter markets still dominated by local telcos
May 10, 2017
Analyst: Dan Thompson

Trend Micro XGen brings machine learning to Deep Security
May 8, 2017
Analyst: Eric Ogren

Taiwan Mobile sells out initial phase of first datacenter
May 5, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

South Korea: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Market
May 5, 2017
Analyst: Dan Thompson

ChinaNetCloud looks for new growth as it goes west with OpsStack
May 4, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Dealing with the dragon*
May 3, 2017
Analyst: Brenon Daly

Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom shifts focus to global customers for new datacenter
May 2, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

Huawei looks to accelerate telecom 'cloudification'
May 1, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Subex takes on IoT security challenges facing telcos, government and enterprises
April 28, 2017
Analyst: Brian Partridge

Telstra harnesses the power of digital technologies with its programmable network
April 28, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Taiwan datacenter industry continues to lag other Asia-Pacific markets
April 28, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

Wipro addresses next phase of big-data services market opportunity
April 28, 2017
Analyst: Katy Ring

Tata Com adds integrated security and management to IZO Private Cloud
April 26, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Huawei: Telling the wireless story around IoT, gigabit LTE, CoudAIR and 5G
April 26, 2017
Analyst: Ken Rehbehn

Huawei: An open source bet will determine its future
April 24, 2017
Analyst: Al Sadowski

WPS unveils cloud storage offering for WPS Office Suite to grow mindshare in US
April 21, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Huawei: Services and the channel are engines for growth
April 21, 2017
Analyst: William Fellows

Tianjin's dormant datacenter market earns newfound attention
April 21, 2017
Analyst: Teddy Miller

Huawei: For HKT, digital transformation opens doors to new opportunities
April 20, 2017
Analyst: Owen Rogers

Huawei: operating at hyperscale to serve enterprise public cloud adoption globally
April 19, 2017
Analyst: William Fellows

Paying for performance: Dentsu picks up its M&A pace
April 18, 2017
Analyst: Scott Denne

Optus sets its sights on software-enabled services, buddies up with Pure Storage
April 11, 2017
Analyst: Agatha Poon

Lenovo restructures datacenter business group, targets server market
April 7, 2017
Analyst: Peter Christy

Australia: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Market
March 31, 2017
Analyst: Stefanie Williams



   


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