Managed Cloud Services: Critical Requirements for Sovereign Clouds

Managed Cloud Services: Critical Requirements for Sovereign Clouds

This IDC Market Perspective provides insight into buyer expectations of managed SPs in supporting enterprise requirements for sovereign clouds as part of managed services that include a significant degree of interest in using sovereign clouds, the value that sovereign clouds can offer enterprises, the geographic scale required across countries, and the preferred architectural approach. This IDC Market Perspective also provides IDC's essential guidance to help managed SPs optimize their opportunities with sovereign clouds as part of managed services."In meeting client requirements to incorporate sovereign clouds as part of managed services, managed SPs will need to manage a vast array of resources while offering value that extends beyond the core purpose of utilizing sovereign clouds as a means of supporting government regulations involving secure access to and privacy and control of data and information," says David Tapper, program VP, Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services at IDC. "Investments that managed SPs must make to ensure that they can effectively support provisioning and managing sovereign clouds include extending the value of sovereign clouds to supporting areas such as business resiliency and information assurance, emphasizing industry and business process skills for localized needs, creating a diverse pool of suppliers spanning different types of service providers and OEMs, and incorporating a multicloud management platform with analytics and FinOps capabilities."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Executive Summary
Market and Buyer Requirements
Sovereign Clouds
Sovereign Cloud Usage
Main Drivers for Sovereign Cloud Usage
Number of Locations of Sovereign Clouds Required
Preferred Architecture of Sovereign Clouds
Key Impacts on Managed Cloud Services and Managed SPs
Advice for the Services Provider
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