Hybrid Cloud Isn’t Cloudy Enough, Suggests New Forrester Data

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It hasn’t been a good year for the private cloud, and the Forrester Wave for Global Public Cloud Platforms isn’t going to make it any better. With Forresteracknowledging it had previously under-projected the torrid growth of public cloud spending—the new total 23% higher at $236 billion by 2020—the private cloud remains the province of “suckers.”

Indeed, nowhere is this more evident than in looking at Forrester’s scoring for the would-be heirs to the AWS cloud throne. As comes out in the chart and throughout the report, the more enterprise incumbents like IBM focus on a hybrid approach to cloud, the more they fall behind.

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