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The Alternative Cloud™

Savvy developers, SMBs, and service providers are drawn to the simplicity and price-performance of providers like Linode. Learn more about this growing category and how it may fit into your infrastructure strategy.

DevOps and the Alternative Cloud

DevOps and the Alternative Cloud (On-Demand)

Dive into the results of a recent study by Accelerated Strategies Group on how front-line DevOps staffers around the world define the essential characteristics and features of public cloud providers.
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DevOps Research Report

DevOps and the Alternative Cloud

Insight into the capabilities and priorities developers expect from their cloud infrastructure providers.
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Beyond the “Big 3”: The Benefits of the Alternative Cloud
Mike Maney

Beyond the “Big 3”: The Benefits of the Alternative Cloud

Apr 20, 2021 by Mike Maney
"A Look Beyond the Big 3: The Role and Importance of Alternative Providers" - a discussion about the benefits of the alternative cloud.
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How OTTs Save Money and Improve Performance by Streaming Video on the Alternative Cloud

How OTTs Save Money and Improve Performance by Streaming Video on the Alternative Cloud (On-Demand)

Hear from over-the-top companies that have grown their businesses while saving money thanks to alternative cloud providers.
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Hyperscalers and Alternative Cloud Providers: The Advantages of a Hybrid Public Cloud Model
Linode

Hyperscalers and Alternative Cloud Providers: The Advantages of a Hybrid Model

Mar 22, 2021 by Linode
How to choose the right cloud provider—or the right combination in a hybrid cloud model—for an optimum balance of performance and cost.
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How Managed Hosting Providers Thrive with the Alternative Cloud

How Managed Hosting Providers Thrive with the Alternative Cloud (On-Demand)

Find out how managed hosting providers deliver digital experiences with better ease and affordability in the alternative cloud.
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Alternatives to Hyperscale: Choosing the Right Public Cloud
Linode

Alternatives to Hyperscale: Choosing the Right Public Cloud

Mar 1, 2021 by Linode
Choosing the right public cloud between alternative providers and hyperscalers isn’t always clear—or binary.
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Demand and Opportunity in the Alternative Cloud Provider Market

The cloud market is dominated by a handful of large companies but there's innovation and growth using alternative cloud vendors.
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SMBs and the Cloud: Addressing Migration, Complexity and Choice

Migrating to the cloud is a massive undertaking for any business, but for small and medium size businesses, it’s particularly difficult. According to Nicole Henderson, research analyst at 451 Research, one of the biggest challenges these businesses face is understanding all of the available options in the cloud market and choosing the “best execution and venue for their workloads and applications.”

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The Multicloud Imperative: When One Cloud Provider Isn’t Enough

For some companies -- okay, most companies -- one cloud provider just isn’t enough. Whether to avoid vendor lock-in, to take advantage of best-in-breed offerings, for redundancy, or to optimize costs, organizations are using multiple clouds to meet their specific needs, according to Liam Eagle, Research Director at 451 Research.

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Selecting the Right Cloud Provider: Key Considerations for Moving to the Cloud

The public cloud has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. In fact, according to Melanie Posey, Research Director for Cloud and Managed Services Transformation at 451 Research, it’s entering its teen years (sure, but who’s counting?). And if there’s one thing some teenagers are known for, it’s “drama and complexity,” she says.

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Alternatives to Hyperscale: Choosing the Right Public Cloud

The term alternative cloud provider is more nuanced than it seems. One of the first to coin the term, Liam Eagle, Research Director at 451 Research, defines an alternative provider as any public cloud provider that isn’t a hyperscaler; for instance, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. And that’s where the nuance comes in because not every alternative provider can be a credible alternative to what the hyperscalers offer.

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