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cloud_services.jpgIn the past decade, the cloud decision has moved from tactical to strategic, from a cost-cutting move to an investment in business agility and speed-to-market. Cloud services are the cornerstone of enterprise IT transformation efforts that are upending traditional data center technologies, operations, and roles. The new goal is a seamless, hybrid environment that comprises multiple deployment models and environments: premises-based and hosted; physical and virtual; public and private. But in these early days of the cloud era, there continues to be a gap between customer expectations and provider capabilities. Is your business at risk of being left behind?

Why Stratecast|Frost & Sullivan

With analyst teams located across all regions of the world and representing multiple disciplines, our cloud research provides service providers, IT vendors, and enterprises with a comprehensive view of a business model that continues to reshape how we procure and utilize technology resources.

Our Solution – Growth Partnership

Stratecast|Frost & Sullivan’s cloud Growth Partnership Services (GPS) offer extensive market analysis to help providers and enterprises understand how to navigate within the rapidly changing cloud and data center market. Our research seeks to connect-the-dots across multiple trends that impact buying behavior, offering practical yet often unexpected recommendations for cloud and IT providers.

Leveraging annual customer surveys and extensive provider interviews, our evolving coverage areas include trends in:

  • Infrastructure as a Service and Data Center Services markets
  • Platform as a Service
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service
  • IT as a Service
  • Convergence/Hyperconvergence
  • Management and Orchestration Platforms

Through our interactive program, subscribers are assured access to our top cloud analysts and subject-matter experts worldwide.

Client Benefits

The strategic insights that Stratecast|Frost & Sullivan provides will help your business outpace the competition in the escalating cloud wars.

Meet the Team

North America

Stadtmueller.jpgLynda Stadtmueller

Vice President, Cloud Services

Price.jpgKaryn Price

Industry Analyst

Honnachari.jpgRoopashree Honnachari

Industry Director


ramkumar.jpgShuba Ramkumar

Senior Research Analyst


sunder.jpgAjay Sunder

Vice President - Telecoms

bazaz.jpgSandeep Bazaz

Industry Analyst

Latin America

perrone.jpgIgnacio Perrone

Industry Manager

januario.jpgIzabela Januario

Industry Analyst

Expertise Areas

iot_cloud_solutions.jpgStorage as a Service
Operations__Monetization.jpgInfrastructure as a Service
Digital_Marketing.jpgPlatform as a Service
cyber_security.jpgPublic, Private, and Hybrid Cloud
Service_Provider_Best_Practices.jpgData Center Infrastructure

Next Steps

Contact us to see how we can help your company meet its strategic growth plans.  In addition to cloud GPS subscriptions, we offer consulting services, market-facing assets to help you reach your customers, and best practice analyses to show how you fare against competitors. 

Let us help you grow your revenues through a better understanding of the cloud services space. Contact Perry Somers | P: 360.416.4982 | F: 775.310.7419

frost_sullivan_research-1.jpgFrost & Sullivan was founded on the simple premise that research should enable decision-makers to use marketing information in more innovative and meaningful ways. With this objective in mind, the company developed a comprehensive range of research services and state-of-the-art analytical tools. Frost & Sullivan has continued to grow, adapt, and innovate to meet the challenges and opportunities of today's ever-changing business world.

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In this insight, we look at the market conditions and customer demands that led to this partnership. We discuss specifics of the AWS-VMware partnership, and consider the responsibility that each company holds for various aspects of the customer relationship. We also look at how the partnership may…

US Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Market Outlook, 2017

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In this report, we examine the challenges enterprises face in migrating data and workloads to the cloud. We look at several approaches to handling data migration, as well as the benefits and liabilities of each approach from the enterprise customer s perspective. Finally, we review the services…

Stratecast Predictions 2017: The Year Ahead

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CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3

With CenturyLink s acquisition of Level 3, the company s U.S. competitive positioning (based on market shares) in the high-growth, enterprise segment will leap to second place, behind AT&T. In this paper, we provide Frost & Sullivan s analysis on the implications of this merger to the…

Desktop-as-a-Service Buyer s Guide, 2016

This report provides users with a comprehensive comparison of the capabilities and features of 9 DaaS providers.

Making Money on Open Source Software

In this report, we discuss Open Source software: what the term means, and the opportunities and obligations for companies that utilize Open Source software. We consider various ways in which profit-making companies can profit from Open Source software. Finally, we look at Red Hat s unique strategy,…

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This SPIE report discusses the software-defined data center, including its evolution from virtualization technology. It also assesses the benefits and challenges of current SDDC platforms, and how Stratoscale answers those challenges with its Symphony platform. Finally, the report reviews the…

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Based on responses from IT decision-makers, Frost & Sullivan looked at the IT challenges that are likely to drive a managed services decision. We also examined which businesses are adopting managed services and which services they are adopting, as well as what they expect of their managed…

growth_consulting_frost_sullivan-1.pngWhether you are selling or buying cloud-based services, our tailored and customized strategic consulting engagements can help you leverage cloud technologies and solutions to achieve your strategic business goals. We work with leading and emerging players in the cloud and IT markets, including cloud service providers, converged and hyperconverged infrastructure vendors; management and orchestration platform providers; and independent software vendors. We work with our clients to identify strengths and gaps in their products and services, and help them educate their current and target clients about growth opportunities in an evolving market.

Stratecast’s Cloud team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • New Product and Services Solutions: We can support you as you develop and evolve cloud-based products and services.
  • Business Models: Detailed advice on or creation of cloud business models under various scenarios, for leading stakeholders and associations.
  • Customer Analysis: "Voice of Customer" analysis focusing on evolving perceptions and behavior towards hybrid and cloud adoption.
  • Branding & Positioning: Support through an integrated marketing platform to launch or extend your cloud-affiliated brand.
  • Advisory Services to strategically advise on cloud initiatives and growth opportunities.

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big_data.jpgFrost & Sullivan's Cloud Services Team can deliver a bespoke workshop to your organization to highlight the emerging trends and identify the impact they will have on your company. There is tremendous technology change in cloud applications.

The workshop can be flexible around your needs - we can attend your strategy day or workshop as an external expert keynote speaker. Or we can provide comprehensive facilitation of a workshop to ensure your delegates are fully engaged in strategy development. We have expertise in cloud services and cloud infrastructure opportunities as related to the unique needs of the departments attending the growth workshop, and we also have analyzed mega trends that impact this industry. We have experience in strategy development, planning and implementation.

Stratecast Cloud VP Lynda Stadtmueller named to 2016 “Top 10 Cloud Evangelist” list by CloudNOW, awarded to “cloud amplifiers … who contributed to the astronomical growth of cloud, open source, and converging technologies.

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