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Pricing out your cloud investment is not so simple (yet), falling short of the industry promise. See how booking your hotel room is analogous to paying your cloud provider in the latest 451 Research production.
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The object storage market is still a niche space, but with its latest WOS update, DataDirect Networks believes it has developed a system with mainstream appeal.Simon Robinson
As debate over OpenStack continues, we analyze the competitive economic forces in play among the project's contributors, and show that, to prevent tragedy, the project's scope must be defined before individuals are overcome by the temptation to profit.Owen Rogers Al Sadowski
As hybrid cloud strategies become reality for more large enterprises and service providers, vendors such as Scalr seek to enable and support provisioning, management and control of multi-cloud infrastructure for developers and IT operations teams.William Fellows Jay Lyman Carl Brooks
In our 2014 Cloud Computing Outlook, we noted that 72% of survey respondents include cloud-computing projects as part of normal IT spending, a nudge toward ITaaS that has happened over the past 6-12 months.Katy Ring
The company continues development and trials of its OpenBook billing platform, and identifies a niche market in providing metering and billing capabilities for service providers looking to use OpenStack.Owen Rogers
The company's initial pilot and then win at the Texas Department of Information Resources is creating new opportunities for it. Gravitant, which recently introduced a new version of cloudMatrix, expects to double revenue this year.William Fellows
The company got attention with early OpenStack deployments by large organizations, as more services and support was needed, but how well can it evolve along with an ecosystem transitioning to a product-based market?Jay Lyman Al Sadowski Michael Coté
The company's product portfolio is the spear tip of its push into multi-cloud management and brokering, providing provisioning and orchestration, monitoring and auto remediation, metering and chargeback, and analytics and advisory services.William Fellows
If you want to get the most out of your digital infrastructure, it makes sense to first understand what you have and how it's working, and then compare options for change and execute. ScriptRock calls this configuration visibility.Carl Lehmann Jay Lyman
China and India have served as a model for what the rest of developing Asia needs to do to jump-start new initiatives for nationwide cloud deployments.Agatha Poon
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Interviews with active cloud providers and vendors in China and India confirm that there is a meaningful and growing opportunity for cloud operators, service providers and investors. This report provides perspective on the evolution of cloud computing in the fast-growing Chinese and Indian markets, with a specific focus on key trends that are shaping the competitive landscape and local business requirements.
Christian Renaud Peter Christy
The next five years will see profound changes in enterprise networking. Virtual networks will displace physical networks. Dedicated transport will be replaced largely by mobile device connectivity and Internet connectivity. What we think of today as critical network devices will be replaced by services in the cloud or at the edge of the cloud. And network management will be delivered by SaaS offerings in the cloud. This report examines this network transition, and provides a holistic perspective on the early-stage market for cloud-hosted network services, as well as the market's near- and mid-term evolution.
Over the past three years, the technology we used to know as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has had to adapt rapidly to new trends in mobility and cloud computing. IT departments must now deal with multiple device types rather than a company-owned desktop, while the cloud is radically changing application delivery methods, as well as back-end infrastructure deployments. This report covers the latest developments in virtual desktop technology and looks ahead to discuss how the market should evolve over the next 12-18 months.
Cloud computing once promised simple, usage-based charging for resources, similar to other utilities such as electricity; unfortunately, the current reality is far from this ideal. Pricing methods for IaaS consumption vary hugely between providers, with each method having its own strengths and weaknesses for both consumer and provider. The 451 Research Cloud Pricing Codex represents the first step in understanding the true cost and value of IaaS offerings. The aim of the Codex is to simplify a complex economic landscape, so that informed strategies for the development and implementation of cloud services can be identified by providers, consumers and others.
IT departments must either develop competency in mobility or outsource mobile deployments to a managed service provider - an important strategic decision. This report examines the economic and strategic reasons why IT departments will look for external help to deal with the challenges of mobility. It also profiles key managed service providers, including systems integrators, network service providers and hardware vendors.
As the worlds of outsourcing, hosting, managed services and cloud computing continue to converge, users can choose services that meet a variety of workload, policy and SLA characteristics. 'Best execution venue' (BEV) practices will be used to make rational decisions about how and where to best run applications and tasks. This report examines the adoption of cloud management and automation tools that are emerging to support the selection, provisioning, scheduling and dispatch of work to BEVs.
Linking cloud services with on-premises IT systems is now a pressing topic that raises new questions about how best to structure a hybrid IT architecture while maintaining managerial control and assuring data governance. What role will integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) technology perform, and what will IT vendors bring to the evolving hybrid cloud integration (HCI) market?
In the cloud era, the boundaries between traditional outsourcing and managed services are crumbling. Buyer requirements are changing, and this shift is opening up the infrastructure outsourcing market. This report is designed to give service providers, enterprises and investors a basic familiarity with the opportunity provided by remote infrastructure management outsourcing (RIMO).
This report examines the major forces driving the proliferation of business app marketplaces and the significant changes that are helping to shape various deployment models, along with the unique implementation and management challenges involved. It also examines the growing vendor ecosystem and the relationships between multiple parties involved in monetizing marketplace deployment.
Are cloud brokers poised to offer a viable alternative route for cloud service users and providers? The jury is still out on what role brokers can play in the market for cloud services, but there are a wealth of startups, established vendors and service providers examining this opportunity. This report examines the cloud broker model and current competitive landscape.
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