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The role and purpose of IT in an organization is undergoing significant change, driven by the need for businesses to become more agile and have greater control over the cost levers when it comes to technology.


  • This transformation of IT involves many different aspects, not all of which are technology-related, but the one thing they have in common is that IT modernization is about changing to meet the current and future demands of business.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand why the market leaders demonstrated a consistency of recording at least 14 above-average category scores including at least four category-leading scores out of the 20 categories evaluated each.
  • Discover the reason behind why the market challengers are categorized as delivering a combined average performance of in line with the average of approximately 6 out of 10.

Key questions answered

  • Which vendors are the market leaders?
  • Which vendors are the market followers?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key findings

Market and solution analysis

  • Ovum Decision Matrix: Multicloud and Hybrid Cloud Management, 2018–19
  • Market leaders: DXC, Micro Focus, Oracle, and VMware
  • Market challengers: CA Technologies, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Platform9, and Red Hat
  • Market followers: Cloudcheckr

Market leaders

  • Market leaders: Technology
  • Market leaders: Execution
  • Market leaders: Market impact

Vendor analysis

  • CA Technologies (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Cisco (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Cloudcheckr (Ovum recommendation: Follower)
  • DXC (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • IBM (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Micro Focus (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Microsoft (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Oracle (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Platform9 (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Red Hat (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • VMware (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Emerging vendors
  • Ipswitch

Vendor solution selection

  • Inclusion criteria
  • Exclusion criteria
  • Methodology
  • Ovum ratings
  • Ovum Decision Matrix interactive


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author