Public cloud and multi-cloud: why rely on a cloud provider and how to choose it?

11 April 2018

New document IDC

Today, it is common knowledge that the cloud has become a critical element of digital business transformation. The rapid increase in spending on the various cloud components is proof of this.

This evolution is accompanied by several key trends such as: multi-cloud, the need to rely on managed cloud service providers, the success of Open Sources platforms including OpenStack, the concentration of companies on results and no longer on technology, the requirement of developers who focus on speed of deployment and scalability.

In addition to the presentation of Flexible Engine, the international public cloud platform set up by Orange Business Services and Huawei, and the professional and managed services layer that builds on it, IDC describes the future prospects of this solution while presenting the challenges to be addressed by both partners.

In conclusion, and based on the trends described in the document, IDC issues four key recommendations for companies interested in the public cloud market and considering using cloud providers.


  • Summary
  • The cloud computing is critical for digital transformation
  • The growing importance of multi-cloud
  • OpenStack and managed OpenStack
  • Introducing Flexible Engine
  • Flexible Engine in the Managed Public Cloud Strategy
  • Challenges