Who should provide your public cloud?
To fuel digital transformations, enterprises are increasingly turning to public cloud services to improve their customer experience, operational excellence, and the broader ecosystem. CIOs have to select from a diverse and changing set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus.
My recent report, Now Tech: Public Cloud Development Platforms In China, Q2 2018, helps CIOs understand, identify, and shortlist the vendors in the market that align with their most critical business technology needs.
While public cloud began as a means of lowering infrastructure costs and creating new applications, today’s platforms also offer developers a broad range of application, development and infrastructure services.
Forrester defines a public cloud development platform as:
A standardized software foundation to build and run complete applications, which is freely accessible by developers through a self-service interface, employs pay-per-use billing, and offers shared and provider-managed resources on demand.
CIOs can get an overview of 24 public cloud development platform providers in China from the report. Regarding vendor selection, Forrester recommends that you:
To learn more about the current offerings, strategy, and market presence of the leading public cloud development platform providers in China, my colleagues and I are working on a Forrester Wave™ evaluation of enterprise public cloud platforms there. We plan to publish this in early July — so stay tuned!
(This post originally appeared on the Forrester Research blog, which can be viewed here).