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Webinar July 20th: The Economics of Serverless Computing

Serverless is more than just hype; it has the potential to revolutionize the way we develop, build and operate applications in the cloud. Understanding the economics of serverless technology is vital to understanding its role in the world and its longer-term potential to disrupt the industry. In this webinar, Owen Rogers, Research Director for Digital Economics at 451 Research, will review these economics, pit the TCO of serverless against traditional virtual machines and containers, and compare pricing across the big four providers, namely AWS, Google, IBM and Microsoft.

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Has AWS Won the Cloud?

There is no denying that AWS is the dominant public cloud provider at the moment. Does creating differentiation give other IaaS vendors, hosters, and private cloud and colocation providers a chance to compete tomorrow, and what does this mean for the choices end-users make today?

Please join Research Director Owen Rogers and Research VP Al Sadowski for a webinar on November 16th, where they will use Cloud Price Index data to connect the dots between customer requirements and best execution venues, as well as highlight where service providers should compete or cooperate with the hyperscale providers, by exploring:
Is there room for more hyperscale providers?
How important are open source solutions such as OpenStack going forward?
TCO of public, private or hybrid cloud options
 

There is no denying that AWS is the dominant public cloud provider at the moment. Does creating differentiation give other IaaS vendors, hosters, and private cloud and colocation providers a chance to compete tomorrow, and what does this mean for the choices end-users make today? This webinar will use Cloud Price Index data to connect the dots between customer requirements and best execution venues, as well as highlight where service providers should compete or cooperate with the hyperscale providers, by exploring:

·         Is there room for more hyperscale providers?

·         How important are open source solutions such as OpenStack going forward?

·         TCO of public, private or hybrid cloud options

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Brexit: the danger of 'holidaying' your app abroad

Analyst: Owen Rogers

Britain's vote to leave the EU has sent shock waves across the world, with markets plummeting globally and uncertainty rife among investors. For cloud consumers, those at most risk are those that are located outside the US but that have chosen to consume cheaper US resources in an on-demand fashion. This is a fairly common scenario considering the US is, on average, 3% cheaper than the EU and up to 45% cheaper than Latin America. For preproduction or test/dev applications, on-demand enables experimentation without commitment, and a cheap location allows this to take place without the expense of hosting locally.

End users that have paid up front or made commitments in local currencies are most protected because the provider will take the brunt of currency fluctuations. However, those that buy resources as they need them are exposed to daily changes in currency markets, and these changes are not trivial. On the day of the referendum, £1 would buy 18.5 hours of a US small virtual machine based on Cloud Price Index data; today, that same pound will only buy 16 hours.

Will things get better? We dearly hope so; these may be short-term fluctuations. But in the longer term, new trade agreements and data legislation will have some impact on end users' access to global cloud services. This impact will also hit all other MSPs and vendors. The British public (and it appears its politicians) is as confused as anyone about what the future may hold. Ultimately, time will tell.

Learn more about our Cloud Price Index here.
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Cloud and the Global Opportunity - Q2 Findings from the Cloud Price Index

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?

During this webinar, Dr. Owen Rogers, Research Director for Digital Economics, will present Q2 findings from the 451 Research Cloud Price Index and discuss how the data can help end users choose a best execution venue for their workload.

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Session Preview: How does Cloud Economics Affect Digital Transformation?

Dr. Owen Rogers, Research Director, Digital Economics will be presenting at both of our upcoming Cloud Computing Executive Summits – March 8 in New York and April 5 in London. In his session, “How does Cloud Economics Affect Digital Transformation?” Owen will explore the latest findings of the Cloud Pricing Index and breakdown many of the Digital Transformation myths prevalent in the industry today. Below, Owen gives us a preview of what he’ll discuss.
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