IoT Cloud Services: A Comparison of Public, Private, and Hybrid Solutions from Leading Cloud Suppliers

The cloud is becoming both the beginning and the end of the IoT solution enablement journey for more and more enterprises.  The cloud provides tools to connect things and deliver data.  IoT data is stored, analyzed, and integrated within the cloud environment.  IoT applications are built from cloud services.  Cloud suppliers are also moving their services to the IoT edge. 

The cloud market is experiencing a transformation from public cloud services to private and hybrid cloud services.  Enterprises are also increasingly considering distributing their workloads across multiple cloud providers and cloud types.  All of these options are leading to innovation in data orchestration and security services.  But the broader portfolio of cloud services adds yet another level of complexity for enterprises to navigate for running all types of workloads, both IoT and non-IoT.

Given the multiple capabilities of the cloud, this report assesses the leading providers of cloud services for serving enterprise needs both in totality but also for IoT.  It provides analysis on the cloud services that are redefining how enterprise architect IoT solutions.  It also assesses each cloud vendor’s offerings for relevance to supporting IoT initiatives and the latest technologies and trends driving IoT solution offerings.  The report concludes with analysis of each supplier’s offerings, ABI’s assessment for their success in IoT markets, and individual cloud supplier forecasts for cloud revenue growth in total and across the IoT market from 2018 to 2023.  Leading IoT cloud and software vendors examined in this report include: AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Google, GE Predix, SAP, Oracle, Alibaba, Huawei, Salesforce.com and Red Hat.

Table of Contents

  • 1. THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF CLOUD AND IOT
    • 1.1. Executive Summary: Total Cloud Revenue Forecasts
    • 1.2. Executive Summary: IoT Cloud Revenue Forecasts
    • 1.3. Executive Summary: Storage, Scalability, Security, Orchestration Analysis
  • 2. KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
    • 2.1. Recommendations for Cloud Vendors
    • 2.2. Recommendations for End Users
  • 3. THE CLOUD: PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND HYBRID INNOVATIONS AND OFFERINGS
    • 3.1. Public Cloud
    • 3.2. Public Cloud Key Challenge
    • 3.3. Private Cloud
    • 3.4. Private cloud Key Challenge
    • 3.5. Hybrid Cloud
    • 3.6. Hybrid Cloud Key Challenge
    • 3.7. Are Hybrid Clouds the Future of Cloud Computing?
    • 3.8. Multi-Cloud Environments
    • 3.9. IoT Data Analytics, Edge Analytics, and the Cloud
    • 3.10. Intelligently Distributed Architectures Are the Future
  • 4. KEY TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS FROM 2018
    • 4.1. The Growth of Managed Microservices
    • 4.2. Public Cloud Vendors Offer Private Solutions
  • 5. VENDOR LANDSCAPE
    • 5.1. AWS
    • 5.2. Alibaba
    • 5.3. Microsoft Azure
    • 5.4. Google Cloud
    • 5.5. Huawei
    • 5.6. IBM Cloud
    • 5.7. General Electric/Predix Private Cloud
    • 5.8. SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud /SAP HANA Cloud Platform
    • 5.9. Oracle
    • 5.10. All But One Public Cloud Giant Offers Private Solutions
    • 5.11. A Note on Emerging Software Players: Salesforce.com & Red Hat
  • 6. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 6.1. Methodology
    • 6.2. Total Cloud Revenue by Vendor
    • 6.3. IoT Cloud Workloads
  • 7. A COMPARISON OF CLOUD SERVICES ACCORDING TO SSSO CRITERIA
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Research Information

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Publish Date
3Q 2019
Code
AN-2418
Research Type
Application Analysis Report
Pages
91