Cloud Price Index

US Private Edition

Transparency into the complex pricing models of public and private clouds: helping buyers assess the value of available options, and sellers build a competitive pricing strategy

  • Cloud Price Index: Anonymized Managed Private Cloud Quotations and Capability

    451 Research's Cloud Price Index (TM) provides a set of benchmark indicators representing the costs of a number of typical cloud applications across a range of geographies, technologies and use-case scenarios. This spreadsheet contains anonymized quotations for the delivery of private cloud services as submitted by managed service providers in late 2016, along with a breakdown of the estimated capabilities included for the price quoted. This information can be used by cloud buyers to determine relative value for money of a private cloud currently in operation, or that being considered. This is a bonus deliverable, not included in the CPI deliverable schedule.

    Cloud Transformation Service Providers

  • Growth in value-add + decline in infrastructure prices = cloud market evolution

    In 2016, the Cloud Price Index saw prices fall 60% more on basic infrastructure services than on services higher up the stack. Providers are taking notice. The availability of object storage, SQL and NoSQL as services rose globally by 18% during the same period. Providers are evolving to add greater value as infrastructure opportunities wane.

    Cloud Transformation Service Providers

  • Cloud gross margins: The price war has yet to really kick off

    With private and public cloud editions, the Cloud Price Index provides the ability to estimate gross margins on compute and storage cloud services, based on utilization, labor efficiency, infrastructure platform and target market. Cloud infrastructure margins remain high; a real price war has yet to begin.

    Cloud Transformation Development, DevOps & IT Ops Service Providers Systems & Software Infrastructure

  • Private Cloud Price Index & Public vs Private Cloud Debate: Combined Tear Sheet 2016

    The Cloud Price Index Private Edition Tear Sheet provides an easy-to-digest and easy-to-reference collection of charts, tables, visualizations and summaries of the latest CPI private cloud findings in PowerPoint format. The tear sheet combines findings from the Cloud Price Index's two annual private cloud reports, revealing there are no easy answers to the great debate. We show where each option trumps the others, and how end users need to evaluate each workload on an individual basis.

    Cloud Transformation Service Providers

  • The Great Public vs Private Cloud Debate

    Economically, commercial, open source, managed private and public cloud can all be the best option in different scenarios, with labor efficiency and cloud utilization the deciding factors in the equation. At commodity scale, OpenStack and public cloud have the upper hand, while for those at standard scale, commercial platforms and managed private cloud each have respective benefits.

    Cloud Transformation Service Providers

  • Cloud Price Index: Private Cloud Edition Q3 2016

    451 Research's Cloud Price Index (TM) provides a set of benchmark indicators representing the costs of a number of typical cloud applications across a range of geographies, technologies and use-case scenarios. Like a consumer price index, the CPI determines the average price of a number of 'baskets of goods' representing the cloud-based services required to operate different applications. Changes in the prices of our baskets over time will show how modifications and differences in pricing in the cloud industry are reflected in real-world use. The CPI covers not only simple services such as compute and storage, but also value-added services such as databases and management, thereby allowing providers, end users and investors to make better-informed, more strategic, value-based decisions across the whole range of options.

    Cloud Transformation Service Providers

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