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.
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.
Hosted by SK Ventures General Partner Eric Norlin, with participants Liam Eagle, research director at 451 Research, and Dr. KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, research analyst at Redmonk.