Today's service provider landscape is causing a dramatic shift in how services and solutions are being delivered to enterprise customers. As the dominance of AWS (Amazon Web Service) and Microsoft Azure continue, traditional SPs are fighting to deliver higher value narratives with a focus on managed services or vertical market solutions to differentiate their business. The decision of which data center technologies are deployed is more important than ever before.
Many SPs are embracing NGDC approaches; others have been slow to adopt. Below we examine some ideologies and business structures that impede – and some that feed – the changing role of SPs in the new cloud economy: