451 Research - Biography

William Fellows
Research Vice President

William is a cofounder of The 451 Group. As VP of Research, he is responsible for the Cloud & IT Service Markets channel at 451 Research. This channel provides a point of intellectual convergence for 451 Research around cloud computing, in much the same way that the industry is converging on cloud from all points. In addition to keeping tabs on players entering the cloud and IT services space with disruptive business models, new technology and innovations in service delivery, William has also created 451's Digital Economics unit. This is currently focused on helping end users, vendors and investors understand complex and confusing cloud pricing mechanisms in order to compare the cost of services (hosted, hybrid and on-premises), the cost of entry and price of participation in new markets.

William also created 451 Research's early-adopter research program, working with enterprise end users and innovators. Currently focused on cloud computing, he has identified and tracked other early-adopter markets, including grid computing and virtualization, since the company was formed in 2000. William also leads 451 Research's participation within the European Commission and numerous other EC research projects. William is a member of the EC Cloud Expert Group, coauthor of The Future of Cloud Computing ? Opportunities for European Cloud Computing Beyond 2010, and a regular speaker at industry and 451 conferences, He participates in numerous advisory boards and planning committees for UK and international industry bodies.

Reports by this Analyst

Ormuco seeks partners for its global Connected Cloud
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The company is seeking regional partners that will use its white-label cloud platform to deliver cloud services under their own brand, providing the basis of a consistent, globally federated cloud.
Bracket Computing offers on-site license version of its software
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The company has created a private cloud (on-premises) version of its software, extending its opportunity considerably because the addressable market for hybrid operation now includes on-premises.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise highlights security at Discover, could say a lot more
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
At HPE's recent Discover event in Las Vegas, CEO Meg Whitman shined a spotlight on security during her opening keynote, reflecting the company's leadership in key security markets. What the company didn't say is at least as provocative as the security moves it has made thus far.
ClouDesire targets cloud resellers with white-label marketplace and new monetization
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
As telcos, service providers, distributors and hosting suppliers seek to tap the cloud opportunity, Italian firm ClouDesire is offering a white-label marketplace enabling them to get to market.
Cirba addresses the SMB market for 'best execution venue' tools with Densify SaaS
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The company has introduced Densify, a SaaS version of its BEV software that automatically matches and provisions applications and workloads to the most appropriate on-premises, public cloud and hybrid resources.
RiverMeadow targets SIs and cloud migrations with recalibrated strategy
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The company has recalibrated and changed its goals, drawing down additional funding and targeting AWS and other cloud migrations with new versions of its software.
DevOps and cloud are now the focus for Quali
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
Version 7.0 of Quali's CloudShell is targeted specifically at automating the DevOps lifecycle, and will add capacity for more cloud deployment environments, including AWS, OpenStack and Azure.
For BMC, security is back atop the CIO priority list as EMEA tracks to $1bn
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
Europe continues to drive BMC's business - it now represents 40% of revenue (with only 15% of the staff) - and a $1bn EMEA business is in sight. Security has returned to the top of the CIO's priority list, overtaking time to market and agility.
Agility cloud management platform is key to CSC's strategy
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
CSC has put in place a cleaner cloud strategy and architecture. Hybrid cloud is the driver of its strategy, and Agility is the mechanism by which it enables customers to deploy the right cloud for the right workload, according to the desired policies.
Embotics raises funding to grow its cloud management platform opportunity
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The company recently raised funding from Arrowroot Capital to accelerate its growth plan, and is now building out a cloud management platform for cloud service brokering.
Cristie heads to cloud replication and virtualized backup with new CloneManager release
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The DR and business-continuity software company has introduced a real-time replication process to CloneManager that allows users to create hot standbys of live systems. Cristie is planning a virtualized backup service with the goal of it being a downloadable appliance.
Solinea's Goldstone manager targets enterprise OpenStack users
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The company has introduced the enterprise version of it Goldstone software for monitoring and managing OpenStack environments.
Alternative Networks reaches for role as IT and telecom MSP
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The company sees its future as an IT and telecom managed service provider that can integrate end-to-end devices across public clouds.
Fujitsu brings IaaS and PaaS together in K5, rolls out internationally
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
K5 is the underpinning of MetaArc, a framework that sits on K5 services to enable digital transformation by making use of advanced technologies in the mobile, IoT, analytics, AI and security spaces.
HPE delivers Helion Cloud Suite to achieve 'right mix' of cloud services
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The vendor's Helion Cloud Suite 1.0 was among the key cloud announcements at its recent HPE Discover event. In HCS, HPE has combined several previously separate products and capabilities that can now be harnessed in a cohesive manner.
Avanade: the critical link between Accenture and Microsoft
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
Years before Accenture's partnership with AWS, it put money behind Microsoft's enterprise ambitions by setting up Avanade with Microsoft. Now majority-owned by Accenture, how is this business faring as Microsoft shifts gears with its Cloud First and Mobile First strategies?
CenturyLink's Runner provides multi-cloud automation and orchestration
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
Embracing the multi-service and multi-vendor capabilities that customers seek, CenturyLink has created a free-to-use configuration management and orchestration tool for use on its Cloud Platform and across third-party cloud providers and on-premises infrastructure.
Machine learning is trending - but what is it driving?
MIS Spotlight - June, 2016
Training machines instead of programming them is delivering all kinds of opportunities for automation and autonomous behavior. It is not only in telecom, service provision and security that machine learning is falling into use, but these are emerging as bellwether use cases.
Skyscape doubles its business as UK public sector embraces IaaS
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
Coming off a year in which its revenue doubled, Skyscape says it will further sharpen its approach via new branding, messages and positioning.
Cloud28+: the cloud that 'Europe wants' and the channel-transformation engine HPE needs?
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
HPE's Cloud28+ European 'dating agency' is evolving beyond a device to promote Helion OpenStack in the market - it's a channel transformation engine.
Cloud Technology Partners ready to scale to meet enterprise cloud adoption opportunity
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The company is now a services shop seeking funding to create a scale business around enterprise cloud adoption.
Container drivers: UberCloud is containerizing HPC - and more
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
Bringing the worlds of HPC and cloud together has been a longtime goal of grid computing pioneer Wolfgang Gentzsch. This may have been achieved with UberCloud.
Blue Planet is driving Ciena's network virtualization ambitions
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company's focus areas for 2016 are all linked directly or indirectly to the cloud. Its organizing principle is to maintain its leadership position in packet optical products and grow market share.
Rackspace expands Fanatical Support and the reseller model in Europe
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company is expanding its Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure across its European regions: the UK, Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Westcon-Comstor expands its BlueSky approach to cloud distribution
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company is ramping up its cloud investment as the IT distribution sector begins to come alive to the overall opportunity.
VMTurbo's control of application performance is driving revenue and IPO plans
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company positions its Operations Manager as giving customers control over the performance of their applications to achieve a desired state. VMTurbo enables users to operationalize BEV strategies and can act as a broker.
Now software-only, Fedr8 targets assessment tool at cloud and digital transformation
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
Fedr8 has codified the application-migration model it has been using in its professional services business to create the Application Assessment Software Suite with integration, efficiency, security and cloud compatibility functions.
Cloud and the global opportunity
MIS Spotlight - May, 2016
Imagine you decided to launch a cloud service today. You face no restrictions on geography and no restrictions on what IaaS you would offer. Where would you host your services, and what services would you offer to that market? The Cloud Price Index provides clues as to your best choices.
Will cloud + distributors = 'Uberification'?
MIS Spotlight - May, 2016
It's clear that cloud distributors' revenue is shifting, and that they are now starting to come to life. In this report, we look at the arrival of logistics giant HNA Group into this market. Is it a touchstone for cloud distribution – the 'Uberification' of cloud?
UiPath seeks investment to accelerate its RPA business
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The provider of robotic-process-automation software is seeking a $5m investment to fund an aggressive growth plan in a market where there are four key players.
Egenera adds cloud migration to Xterity
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company has added cloud migration from RiverMeadow to its Xterity wholesale managed cloud to increase its attractiveness to partners' target customers.
Orbitera's Cloud Commerce Platform targeted at 'ProOps'
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company's cloud commerce software targets ISVs, resellers and enterprises. Orbitera's aim is helping customers move from traditional per-user per-seat software licensing to SaaS.
How do you make money reselling cloud? BitTitan's got some answers
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
BitTitan's primary business is to enable its customers, mainly IT service providers, to build cloud revenue streams, thereby transforming them from glorified VARs to MSPs with recurring revenue from managed services.
ParkMyCloud will offer additional parking policy for AWS storage and Azure
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company recently introduced version 2.0 of its software that optimizes AWS use by starting and stopping instances (or 'parking' them). It plans to add support for AWS storage and roll out on Azure.
Cloud 66 positions itself as the Main Street for simplified DevOps
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company is looking to simplify DevOps by reducing the complexity of application deployment through a scalable management tool that automates much of the heavy lifting.
Cloud is the agent for HOOPP's IT transformation
MIS User Deployment Report - April, 2016
HOOPP is looking to the cloud to better enable its investment business and has begun an IT transformation program to accomplish this. It took a line-of-business requirement to meet a client need to break the inertia around cloud.
Game on as Accelerite delivers its first CloudPlatform release
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
The company recently introduced CloudPlatform 4.7, the first release of the OpenStack variant under its ownership. It includes deeper NetScaler integration, improved bare-metal support and support for CoreOS for deploying and managing Docker workloads.
HAS 2016: Huawei is in 'all cloud' mode
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
The narrative of Huawei's 13th Global Analyst Summit 2016 held in Shenzhen earlier this month centered on the journey to digital transformation using information and communications technology products and services.
Cloud and digital transformation: UK government experience at Cloud Executive Summit
MIS Spotlight - April, 2016
At 451 Research's Cloud Computing Executive Summit in London on April 5, we hosted 60 enterprise IT decision-makers who met to debate and discuss cloud transformation and the role of cloud in supporting broader digital transformation strategies.
Infonova R6 'weaponizes' BT Cloud of Clouds in its bid for accelerated growth
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
In the year since 'Cloud of Clouds' became the organizing principle for BT Global Services, the firm says its cloud business has grown by 10% and is approaching 10% of the division's overall revenue.