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Nine Cloud IaaS Trends for 2014 and Beyond

Executive Summary

An Overview of IaaS Trends That are Here to Stay

Constellation Research identifies the latest trends in the Internet-as-a-Service (IaaS) market that affect services-consuming organizations as well as services-providing vendors.

As the IaaS market enters the second phase of maturation, Constellation sees an exciting future in which the basic market has been validated and now attracts new vendors with unique offerings and organizations buying services for the first time.

Nine distinctive trends affect technology-using organizations and technology vendors going forward. For organizations, it will be key to understand these trends and to chart IaaS and overall cloud strategy going forward.

For vendors, it will be crucial to understand how the underlying market forces are changing rapidly and how to come up with a strategy that will make their offerings attractive to organizations for years to come.