Multi-cloud is the simultaneous use of multiple cloud computing platforms, providers, and offerings on a single heterogeneous architecture. Multi-cloud management is an open cloud platform, delivered “as-aservice,” to provide flexibility to enterprises and enable the management of multiple cloud services, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). In the multi-cloud environment, enterprises can transfer their workload to multiple clouds, depending on the criticality of data and applications. Nevertheless, multi-cloud management is different from the hybrid cloud deployment model. Hybrid cloud is an integrated service, provided both in-house and externally, while multi-cloud is a single heterogeneous architecture that manages multiple cloud computing services.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The MicroQuadrant matrix provides information about the major players who offer multi-cloud management solutions. It outlines the findings and analysis on how well each market vendor performs within the predefined MicroQuadrant criteria. The vendor evaluations are based on 2 broad categories: strength of the product portfolio and business strategy excellence. Each category carries various criteria, based on which the vendors have been evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under strength of the product portfolio include the breadth and depth of product offering (on the basis of the industries that the vendors cater to, their service offerings, and platform offerings), product feature and functionality, focus on product innovation (on the basis of R&D activities for new service innovations), and product differentiation and impact on customer value. The evaluation criteria considered under the business strategy excellence include vision alignment, effectiveness of organic growth strategy (on the basis of partnerships and revenue generation), channel strategy and fit (on the basis of the channel partners that the vendors cater to), and geographic footprint (on the basis of the geographic presence).

VISIONARY LEADERS

BMC Software, IBM, Dell Technologies, VMware, Citrix, CliQr, Red Hat, Micro Focus, and Accenture are recognized as the visionary leaders in the multi-cloud management market. They have a strong portfolio of solutions. These vendors have been marking their market presence by offering customized solutions as per the requirement of their customers. The growth strategies adopted by these companies have helped them advance consistently in the multi-cloud management market.

INNOVATORS

RightScale, DoubleHorn, Jamcracker, Turbonomic, and Embotics are recognized as the innovators in the multi-cloud management market. The innovators offer innovative services to cater to the future mobility demands in the market. These companies have the robust potential to build strong strategies for expanding their business and staying at par with the visionary leaders. Moreover, these vendors have been consistently offering multi-cloud management services to fulfill the customers’ demands. The innovators have been at the forefront in offering the multi-cloud management services.

DYNAMIC Differentiators

CenturyLink, Navisite, Rackspace, and Cloudyn are recognized as the dynamic differentiators in the multi-cloud management market. These companies have an innovative portfolio of solutions. They also have an extensive network of channel partners and resellers to increase the deployment of their solutions across a multitude of verticals. The dynamic differentiators have been consistently generating positive revenue growth in the multi-cloud management market, and they have boosted their market position by undertaking organic and inorganic ventures.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Cloudmore, SixSq, Flexiant, Scalr, CloudBolt, CloudHelm, and CloudEnablers are recognized as the emerging companies in the multi-cloud management market. The majority of the emerging companies have been undertaking multiple partnerships to boost their sales capabilities across various regions for offering integrated solutions and services to a wide range of clients.

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  • The company has also repeatedly launched new services and capabilities for its multi-cloud services and solutions to offer customers enhanced features. For instance, in June 2017, BMC Software introduced DevOps capabilities with the launch of Control-M Workbench, which is a no cost, self-service, and standalone development environment. It offers the benefit of speedy and improved application delivery to organizations. Moreover, it supports digital business automation to simplify the management of hybrid multi-cloud environments. Additionally, the company focuses on consistently expanding its service offerings through innovative technologies. The company focuses on the continuous offerings of its new service portfolio as per the latest market requirements.

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    • Enterprise
    • Houston, Texas, US
    • Founded: 1980
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • IBM released the IBM Cloud Automation Manager (CAM), a multi-cloud management solution, in the Dallas Bluemix region, and in London and Sydney to follow. It offers significant features of deploying a cloud infrastructure with an enhanced user experience. Some of the important features of CAM include a simplified interface, provisioning of cloud infrastructure, and accelerated application delivery. Furthermore, the company focuses on consistently expanding its service offerings with innovative technologies.

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    • Enterprise
    • New York, US
    • Founded: 1911
    • $50 BN to $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • It offers new features, including new automated scaling and recovery, CMP solution support for both Windows Azure Pack and Microsoft Azure public cloud, custom catalog capability, and reduced deployment time. Moreover, this development showcases the company’s commitment toward constantly offering new enhancements in its major offering. Further, Dell Technologies is committed toward enhancing its cloud offerings and portfolio continuously to keep pace in the competing market in the long run. For instance, in October 2015, Dell Technologies and Microsoft together launched a new cloud solution that would enable enterprises to use the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to transform their businesses. Microsoft Azure-consistent, a new integrated system for hybrid cloud and extended program offerings, would enable more customers to benefit from Azure and Dell Technologies.

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    • Enterprise
    • Texas, US
    • Founded: 1984
    • $50 BN to $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • VMware announced enhancements in the new vRealize Suite 2017 for multi-cloud management with updated capabilities to enable customers to deploy, operate, and manage IT infrastructure and application services across multi-cloud environments. The company focuses on enhancing the dimensions of its existing offering through new product developments and increase in service capabilities by continuously investing in its R&D department to provide robust security features to customers. For instance, in August 2017, VMware announced the addition of new security products in its multi-cloud offering. These new offerings help customers manage, connect, and secure applications across their clouds and devices.

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    • Enterprise
    • Palo Alto, California, US
    • Founded: 1998
    • $5BN to $10BN
    • 15,001 to 20,000
  • Accenture released an enhanced version of ACP with new capabilities including multi-cloud cost optimization and smooth transition of IaaS and PaaS workloads to Microsoft Azure. Moreover, it enables organizations to reduce the costs related to cloud implementations. Similarly, in October 2015, Accenture announced the launch of the upgraded version of its ACP with the intention to ease enterprise workload migration to the cloud. It also offers enhanced features, including improved costefficiency, agility, governance, and cloud applications control.

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    • Enterprise
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Founded: 1989
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • NetScaler MAS also offers an application-centric view of network services infrastructure, automated provisioning of NetScaler services, integration with third-party orchestration platforms, and support for multi-cloud and hybrid environments. Moreover, NetScaler MAS can be integrated with multiple CMPs that NetScaler is available on, including SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services.

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    3.5
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    • SME
    • Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
    • Founded: 1989
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 101 to 500
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    • Enterprise
    • Berkshire, England
    • Founded: 1976
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • The company believes in expanding its business by adding new partners to its partner reseller program. For instance, in January 2016, CliQr made significant investments to add a large number of reseller partners and appointed a new director of channel sales to support and expand program membership and meet customer demands for hybrid cloud management globally. CliQr offers innovative multi-cloud management features to maintain a competitive position in the multi-cloud management market. Moreover, the company has devised the strategy of building strong customer relationships by providing differentiated technology offerings and maintaining strong partner relations to keep innovating and grow continuously.

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    • Startup
    • San Jose, California, US
    • Founded: 2010
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
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    • Enterprise
    • Raleigh, North Carolina, US
    • Founded: 1993
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
  • The company has launched and upgraded its products and services over time to enhance its product portfolio. For instance, in May 2017, RightScale announced new enhancements in its CMP that include launching plugins for self-service, removal of default subnets for networks created in Azure Resource Manager, and more. Additionally, the company provides application lifecycle management that enables its end-users to easily provision, configure, monitor, automate, audit, and govern their multiple clouds without compromising performance and security. These features enable its customers to achieve agility in the multi-cloud environment. RightScale is emerging as one of the potential multi-cloud management providers with its multi-cloud platform and hybrid and multi-cloud solutions.

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    • Startup
    • Santa Barbara, California, US
    • Founded: 2006
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
  • Cloudyn added new features to their multi-cloud management software out of which few features were added based on customer requests. Significant features include cost report grouping by date, self-service whitelabeling, category manager, and user management. Cloudyn also focuses on delivering increased optimization, adaptability, and rapid deployment to customers. The company strongly focuses on delivering solutions and services that offer complete visibility and control of business activities to drive rapid business growth.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • It enables organizations to reduce complexities in managing multiple clouds from various cloud providers. BetterClouds offers customers enhanced design, comparison, purchasing power, monitoring, customization, and support features. DoubleHorn believes in improving its strategy by meeting dynamic customer demands through its innovative offerings, enabling customers to meet their business requirements. The company offers innovative services, aligns business activities, and provides new product features through partnerships.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • Jamcracker announced that it has unified cloud services management needs for IaaS to offer a robust cloud services enablement solution. The company added new CMP features to its cloud brokerage platform that include access management, service management, and service optimization. Moreover, Jamcracker offers the workload stack designer and lifecycle management capabilities in its Jamcracker platform. These offerings enable customers to automate their cloud management efficiently and offer enhanced features, such as granular cost tracking and forecasting, support usage-based as well as subscription-based billing models within a single environment, work across private and public cloud infrastructure, and automate approval and management workflows. The company mainly focuses on offering multi-cloud management that helps customers reduce costs, improve customer experience, and influence the technological landscape effectively.

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    • 501 to 1,000
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    • 501 to 1,000
  • it offers new features and functionalities to its existing solutions through multiple upgrades, with the intent of providing customers the benefit of the latest market innovations. For instance.CenturyLink launched the Cloud Application Manager platform to offer the major advantages of simplified and automated enterprise workload deployments, managed services, and third-party cloud resources. It includes application lifecycle management, managed services, and cloud optimization.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • $1BN to $5BN
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    • 501 to 1,000
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    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • London, UK
    • Founded: 1997
    • 51 to 100
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Washington, US
    • Founded: 1996
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • Texas, US
    • Founded: 1994
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Washington, US
    • Founded: 1975
    • More than $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1977
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000

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