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Filling the Void in Cloud Adoption with Cloud Management Providers

Filling the Void in Cloud Adoption with Cloud Management Providers

As companies contemplate how the cloud can fit into their IT and business plans, two recurring concerns are present: performance and security. As data from Stratecast’s 2014 Cloud Computing survey demonstrates, more than half of the survey respondents rated several criteria as “very important” in their decisions not to use the cloud.2

Despite these reservations, cloud adoption is on a positive trajectory. In comparison of 2014 survey results with those from 2013, the following conclusions were drawn:

The percentage of companies using public cloud has more than tripled.

The percentage of companies planning to implement public cloud has doubled.

The percentage of companies choosing not to implement public cloud has declined by more than half.

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With the ascension of the cloud, and changes in the provider community and new services and features being a routine occurrence, the need for navigational assistance is not surprising. What is potentially more interesting is how the surgical focus of CMPs on their customers’ workloads will change how IT and security technologies and services will be procured and used in the future. This is the topic of this SPIE.


  • Introduction1
  • Cloud Adopters Calling Out for Assistance
  • Cloud Management Providers Aim to Demonstrate a Highly Positive Return
  • CMPs Follow an Integrated and Continuous Customer-Servicing Approach
  • Three Attributes to Building Long-Lasting Customer Relationships
  • The Long-Distance Impact of CMPs
  • The Last Word

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