Article by DH Kass, Feb 1, 2019 @ channele2e.com
Customers crave multi-cloud management, cost management & other services across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platform (CSPs). Will MSPs respond?
If you’re an MSP (managed services provider) easing your way into the public cloud service market, it’s time to move faster — and introduce multi-cloud management services, particularly across both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.The evidence: Fully 58 percent of companies actively use at least two of the big three cloud services (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud), according to Kentik’s survey of 310 cloud pros attending the 2018 AWS re: Invent conference. Kentik’s report, entitled AWS Cloud Adoption, Visibility & Management, examines challenges for cloud management, monitoring, visibility and cost control.For MSPs, the bottom line looks clear: It’s no longer safe to bet on just one cloud. Quite the opposite, the multi-cloud management opportunity looks too good to pass up — assuming you have the staff, budget and resources to ramp up support and expertise across more than one CSP’s system.
Nearly 60% of respondents indicated they are actively using more than one of the big-three cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud). Some 40% actively use two cloud service providers and 18% use all three. Only 33% of respondents reported using hybrid-cloud, with at least one cloud service provider as well as some type of traditional infrastructure (company-owned or co-location / third-party data centers).Also of note:
“We’ve reached the point where cloud providers have proven effective as an alternative to the huge overhead of building, maintaining and upgrading physical infrastructure,” said Jim Frey, vice president of strategic alliances at Kentik. “But at the same time, the rapid expansion of public cloud use, as well as multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and cloud-native environments, has created new challenges for visibility and cost control,” he said.Look here to download the report.Full Article
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