The Cost of Cloud in a Globalized World

Cloud exemplifies globalization – anyone with a credit card nearly anywhere on Earth can implement IT resources thousands of miles away. A user in Europe can provision virtual machines, databases or even managed services in the US, Latin America or Asia-Pacific in a matter of minutes. The end-user doesn’t even need a passport to do this; the world is closer than ever before. But what does this mean for enterprises and service providers looking at the global opportunity?

In this webinar, we use Cloud Price Index data from the US, Europe, Latin American and Asia Pacific to compare and contrast global cloud prices. We find end-users are likely to pay more for hosting outside of the US, but that this “Protection Premium” is often seen as worthwhile - data privacy, website performance and local support appears to be driving end-users to take the safer approach rather than risk the cheaper, non-local, alternative.

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