At ESG, I get to work with an amazing team of other analysts, a couple of whom also cover cloud computing. We have put together a three part series of our predictions for 2017 with respect to cloud computing.
In this video, which is part 2 of 3, I interview Terri McClure, who covers cloud infrastructure, including converged and hyperconverged, and Dan Conde, who covers cloud platforms and networking.
For cloud infrastructure, I ask Terri about the impact that public cloud has had on the converged and hyperconverged market, and whether those on-premises systems can really offer the same capabilities as public cloud.
For cloud platform and networking, I ask Dan about how the two big competitors in public cloud, AWS and Microsoft Azure, will change in 2017. Will they continue to grow as they have or will the balance shift any? Will another competitor arise to challenge them or will AWS and Azure close the market into a pure, two horse race?