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By Mike Small

Hybrid Cloud Services – A Buyer’s Guide

Organizations now commonly use multiple cloud services as well as on premises IT. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide focusses on IaaS services. It will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and the requirements for successful deployments. This report will prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs for IaaS as part of a Hybrid IT service delivery model.

1 How to use the Buyer's Guide

This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Guide on Hybrid Cloud Services provides information about

  • Use Cases
  • Functional Selection Criteria
  • Non-functional Se ...
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2 Market segments defined

This report focusses on IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) in the context of the hybrid IT environment that is typically found in organizations. IaaS ...

The responsibility for security and compliance in the use of cloud services is shared between the customer and the cloud service provider (CSP). The c ...

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3 Top 5 Use Cases

The top 5 use cases for IaaS are listed in table I:

Use Case Description
DevOps This is the most common starting point for cloud ...
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4 Top 20 Selection Criteria - functional

When looking at products in detail - for instance, during an RFI or RFP - there frequently are hundreds of different criteria to be evaluated. However ...

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5 Top 10 Selection Criteria - non-functional

As well as the functional selection criteria listed above, there are several non-functional criteria to consider when deciding on an IaaS service in t ...

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6 Use Cases / Selection Criteria Matrix

Having identified the most important use cases and selection criteria for IaaS vendors, this section provides a matrix that maps use cases and functio ...

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7 Top 5 technical Prerequesites

IaaS in the context of a hybrid IT service model cannot be isolated from other areas of IT service delivery. Thus, there are some technical prerequisi ...

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8 Top 10 Organizational Prerequesites

Successful exploitation of IaaS in the context of a hybrid IT service delivery model depends not only on the technology selected but also on how IT is ...

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9 Top 10 Questions to ask the vendors

As well as asking about specific features, there are some more questions that are worth asking vendors. The following questions help in understanding ...

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