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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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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