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Market Insight Reports - Infrastructure Computing
The company has taken another step toward expanding beyond its enterprise content management roots to play in the broader business applications sector by productizing its Activiti business process management engine.Carl Lehmann
The cloud service management player is seizing the market momentum around ServiceNow in a bid to grow its footprint beyond the Americas.Katy Ring Dennis Callaghan
Now under private equity ownership, Keynote is refocusing its efforts on mobile application management after acquiring European mobile fraud-detection monitor Meucci and announcing a mobile application monitoring service.Dennis Callaghan
The company discovered its customers were using its technology in new ways, and has now adapted its flagship technology for a new market.Carl Lehmann
Many large IT outsourcers are facing challenges getting their businesses into shape for new cloud sourcing requirements. Will IBM be any different?Katy Ring
Bridging the span between cloud services and enterprise infrastructure requires more than mere data migration, synchronization and bidirectional flows. It requires business process orchestration and a new approach to process-integration design.Carl Lehmann
The company's Workload Change Manager modernizes the front end for creating and modifying jobs, angling to simplify and speed up developer interactions with enterprise batch job processes.Michael Coté
The software-monetization vendor is seeing cloud providers seek new opportunities for deriving value as simple IaaS services become increasingly commoditized. MetraTech sees cloud brokerage and the Internet of Things as new growth areas.Owen Rogers
Announced this past November, Amazon Web Services has now opened up its desktop-as-a-service offering for general availability.Michael Coté Eric Hanselman
Long Form Reports - Infrastructure Computing
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.
Dennis Callaghan Michael Coté
IT performance management tools are following application workloads to the cloud, giving users lightweight, low-overhead monitoring services for modern distributed workloads. This report examines these emerging technologies, as well as their differentiators, their target market segments and their drawbacks.
Enterprises and service providers are realizing that their developers, teams and business units must adopt automation to accelerate their efforts around application delivery while improving efficiency and quality in order to stay competitive. This report analyzes the automation of application development, application deployment and IT infrastructure provisioning, and the different approaches to automating these processes.
Peter Christy Christian Renaud
SDN emerged with a bang three years ago, quickly turning the network from boring infrastructure into one of the hottest technical and investment topics in IT. The aim of this report is to create a coherent framework wherein the various SDN approaches can be described and compared, as well as to estimate the market impact and likelihood of disruption of each approach.
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.
Enterprises and service providers want the benefits of private and public clouds, but they don't want to reinvent the wheel to build them. At the same time, there is caution about lock-in with a proprietary offering. Does OpenStack now provide a credible open source alternative? This report provides an overview of the project and aims to answer that question.
The consumerization of IT in an increasingly post-PC world is changing desktop architectures dramatically. This report provides an overview of the end-user computing market as we see it today, and where we see it heading. It examines the evolution of the desktop virtualization market, as well as the various components that need to be orchestrated to deliver modern workspaces. It also takes a look at the confluence of mobility and desktop virtualization, and provides market-sizing and M&A data for this sector.
Polyglot programming – the use of multiple languages and frameworks for developing individual applications – presents significant opportunities for software developers and users, but also means big challenges for IT organizations tasked with supporting more technologies. As the polyglot trend unfolds, it brings with it significant disruption and innovation, which we investigate in this report. We also present market sizing and growth implications for polyglot programming, drawing on data and analysis from our Market Monitor service.
Cloud platforms (or cloud stacks) are software services that abstract compute, network and storage resources to present a unified interface to end users. This report is designed to give service providers, enterprises and investors basic familiarity with the architecture of the most important cloud stacks and the key differences between them.
The notion of treating IT like a business now stands a fighting chance. Virtualization and cloud computing have paved the way for the delivery of IT as a service. New vendors and technologies seek to show what it costs to run an application in a public cloud environment vs. in an internal environment, what cost savings can be gleaned by virtualizing physical servers and how those virtual or cloud resources can then be assigned or ‘charged back’ to the business applications they support. Correlating these metrics with performance and capacity management information can show the cost of delivering a desired service level with cloud or virtualized resources. The result? Enterprises can rein in costs and gain a better idea of IT’s value to the business units it supports.
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