Cloud deployments to spur increase in service alliances

01/13/2013 | Network World

Businesses' accelerated demand for end-to-end cloud solutions is outpacing the ability of individual providers to respond, a trend that will force service providers to join together in limited partnerships to broaden their capabilities and tag-team deployments, according to a report. Current Analysis predicts that in 2013, more service providers will seek to model existing partnerships, such as the alliances between AT&T and IBM and between CSC and Sprint. "The fact these companies are pursuing partnerships does not indicate a problem with their service. In many cases, they're getting ahead of future customer demands. It's really a normal evolution of the market," said researcher Amy Larsen DeCarlo.

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