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IDC names leaders and major players for Asia/Pacific* managed cloud services

DC named (in alphabetical order) Accenture, HCL, IBM, Infosys, Samsung SDS, TCS, and Wipro as Leaders in the latest MarketScape : Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Managed Cloud Services (MCS) 2021 Vendor Assessment featuring a detailed assessment of 20 significant MCS providers in the region.

IDC also identified 13 vendors in the Major Players category – Bespin, Birlasoft, Blazeclan, Cognizant, Computer Concepts Limited (CCL), CSS Corp, Rackspace, Sify, STT Cloud, Tata Communications, Telstra Purple, Unisys, and Virtusa.

Over the last couple of years, IDC has observed that the number of Asia/Pacific organizations with non-cloud and single cloud environments has continued to shrink as multi/hybrid cloud architectures become the new norm.

Accelerated cloud deployment, continuous advancements in cloud technologies, highly interoperable workloads, holistic data management, governance, and security requirements, and managing cloud environments spanning multiple cloud environments are some of the dynamics forcing end users to engage with managed services providers (MSP).

MSPs, in turn, respond to this customer demand by focusing on building these skills organically and inorganically.

Furthermore, most MSPs have established wide-ranging partnerships with multiple leading hyperscalers as well as other software vendors to build a robust ecosystem of partners to help deliver these services.

“The cloud has emerged as the operating model of choice for enterprises looking to accelerate and scale their transformation. However, successful realization of the plethora of benefits promised by the cloud demands careful planning and efficient orchestration to navigate the complexities of a hybrid and multi cloud estate. Partnering with a Managed Cloud Services vendor with the right set of capabilities and skills provides an enterprise with the means to achieve its cloud objectives while minimizing significant implementation and operational risks,” said Pushkaraksh Shanbhag, Associate Research Director, IDC Asia/Pacific Software and Services Research.

As cloud technologies continue to evolve at an unprecedented pace, enterprises rely on external expertise such as that of managed cloud services providers that can not only help alleviate skills challenges but also provide resilient cloud architecture.

“Throughout the pandemic, cloud has proven to be an indispensable lever for enterprises to accelerate transformation and achieve critical resilience and faster time to market,” added Cathy Huang, Associate Research Director, IDC Asia/Pacific Services & Security Research.

“A well-chosen managed cloud partner is crucial to navigating the public, private and hybrid cloud, across PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS landscapes. Their expertise and offerings not only accelerate companies’ cloud journey, but also help organizations realize sustainable and long-term goals,” Huang said.

Accelerated cloud adoption across public, private, and edge locations and managing exponential data across these environments is driving increased investment in holistic risk management.

“Meeting compliance/regulatory and security requirements have now become table stakes for any managed cloud services providers. To cater to this end user demand, MCS providers are investing in extending partnerships with a broad ecosystem of partners to meet industry level compliance requirements and provide security across customers’ multicloud/hybrid cloud environments,” said Prabhitha Dcruz, Research Manager, Asia Pacific Cloud Services.

IDC’s assessment of the cloud MSPs featured in the report evaluates the vendors on their ability to support customer requirements across the breadth of cloud services spectrum including strategy, assessment, advisory, planning, design, implementation, migration, and managed services in Asia/Pacific (ex. Japan) region.

*Note: Asia/Pacific excluding Japan.
CT Bureau

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