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:
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
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.
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.