Technology & Business Insight

Comprehensive analysis of specific technologies, markets and economic drivers.

  • Data Management of Things 2017

    The Internet of Things is placing unprecedented demands on data storage, networking, processing and analytics. For end users, vendors and investors, it represents a major challenge as well as a huge opportunity. This report looks at the Internet of Things from a data perspective because, after all, these projects will fail without careful consideration of data management processes. Internet of Things technology has matured in the last few years, with a growing focus on the importance of security and data governance, analytics at the edge and other technologies and platforms that are required to make projects successful.

    Internet of Things

  • Economics of Serverless Cloud 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 report, we 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.

    Cloud Transformation

  • Cloud Management Platforms Market Map 2017

    A centralized and integrated cloud management platform (CMP) enables buyers to consume and deliver cloud services. As our industry tracks from the era of cloud creation to cloud service consumption a CMP supports enterprises using multiple clouds to meet the different needs of applications and workloads - and suppliers aggregating and federating services to meet these needs.

    Cloud Transformation

  • Network Functions Virtualization: Achieving Production Deployment in 2017

    The three segments of the network functions virtualization market are maturing at different rates. However, market dynamics in terms of consolidation among open source projects and the emergence of dominant players among today's orchestration deployments mean that the landscape is gradually coalescing around a handful of viable solutions.


  • Industrial Internet of Things: State of Play

    The Industrial Internet of Things represents the convergence of manufacturing and industrial processes, often called operational technology, with the highly interconnected digitally transformed enterprise, powered by information technology. It offers opportunities for long-established industrial enterprises to gain greater efficiency and find new revenue streams, and it also provides fertile ground for fast-moving startups to embed themselves in a traditionally conservative and slowly adapting ecosystem.

    Internet of Things

  • Datacenters at the Edge

    The need for datacenter capacity for edge computing and the Internet of Things will lead to new datacenter form factors, as well as new cloud computing and networking approaches. This report examines the arguments both for and against the rapid buildout of datacenters at the edge, and includes edge architectural schemas, new datacenter types and an assessment of the types of workloads they will likely support.

    Datacenters & Critical Infrastructure

  • The Business Communications Landscape Is Ripe for Massive Disruption

    Business communications have undergone a significant transformation in the last three years; the result is in many ways diametrically opposite to what we have known until recently as unified communications. The transition from a hardware-centric industry into a software-defined ecosystem will be critical for the role that business communications will play in the digital transformation of the enterprise.

    Workforce Productivity & Compliance

  • Las Vegas/Salt Lake City: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Market

    This report provides an overview of the competitive dynamics in the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City emerging markets, a 451 Research Market Map(TM) of the competitors in each market, market share of the dominant providers, supply-demand and utilization trends and discussion of planned multi-tenant datacenter builds.

    Multi-Tenant Datacenter

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