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Why People Choose Alternative Cloud Providers Over Hyperscalers | Report


In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Daniel Kirsch, Co-Founder, Principal Analyst, and Managing Director at Techstrong Research, discusses their report for Linode on multicloud and alternative cloud usage. The report provides an insight into the value alternative cloud providers bring to developers and why people are choosing to go with them. He takes us through some of the key findings of the report and the emerging trends they are seeing in cloud adoption.

When describing why people are looking to alternative cloud providers, Kirsch says, “If you’re a customer of one of these big vendors, you can get access to even things like quantum computing on demand. The reality is most people don’t need that.”

In reality, most businesses want access to compute to create an application, a mobile app or run a site. That’s where alternative cloud providers keep things simpler, accessible and more affordable.

Key highlights from this video interview are:

  • We discussed the goal of the report and why it focussed on alternative cloud providers.
  • Over 50% of people said that they view their cloud provider as a current or future competitor.
  • Over 70% of the participants reported using more than one cloud provider.
  • Costs can often be difficult to navigate with the multitude of offerings from hyperscalers.
  • If you combine the usage of the top eight alternative cloud providers, they would come in as the number 4 cloud provider after the big three hyperscalers—AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Connect with Daniel Kirsch (LinkedIn, Twitter)

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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