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Market Insight Reports - Infrastructure Computing
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.Jay Lyman William Fellows Carl Brooks
The company has added three new server cartridges to its Moonshot System, a major step that it believes will broaden the appeal of the form factor, which looks as though it is here to stay – and evolve.Daniel Bizo
The full version of RES IT Store is touted to be a lightweight platform that supports all applications and IT services running across multiple platforms, and can be implemented in a scalable fashion.Agatha Poon
Looking to serve the growing demand for the git version control system, developer-world darling Atlassian is bundling its ALM toolchain in Git Essentials for enterprises hungry for git.Michael Coté
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 has been talking about the next version of its rules and new business process management software for some time, but some new tooling may help separate the open source vendor from the BPM pack.Carl Lehmann
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
The Equinix partnership is part of AT&T's broader cloud strategy, which comprises a portfolio of cloud products under the Synaptic brand, as well as the network-enabled cloud strategy through partnerships.Agatha Poon
The company has released a new commercially supported implementation of the OpenJDK with a range of enterprise support options; unlike Oracle, it promises to continue offering support for older legacy versions for up to 10 years.John Abbott
The company's formula for success seems to be to reduce the creation and use of APIs to something as simple as choosing a trigger and defining an action. In many integration scenarios, that may be all you need.Carl Lehmann
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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