Big cloud players may get the hype, but they aren’t for everyone
The future of the cloud may lie with niche players, vying for specialized segments rather than market dominance.
By Justine Brown | July 17, 2017 Published in CIO Drive
The cloud market is maturing, and more companies are going “cloud native.” Approximately 18% of organizations now have more than half of their workloads in the cloud, according a survey of 100 IT managers from Cohesive Networks.
A similar study from Capgemini involving over 900 organizations estimates about 15% now consider themselves cloud native. Cloud-native deployments in the enterprise will double over the next three years.
As it matures, the cloud market is also evolving. The overarching narrative of cloud giants vying for dominance still exists, but more niche players have emerged in the market since 2016, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant (MQ) report released in June.
While none of the companies in the 2017 MQ are new, Gartner included just 10 companies in the MQ last year because it was harder to distinguish beyond the top 10, according to Lydia Leong, vice president and analyst at Gartner. This year’s report, however, includes 14 companies, eight of which appear in the niche players quadrant.
By: Margaret Valtierra