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  • 30 June 2020

    The Economics of Cloud Containers and Kubernetes

    In this report, we perform a price comparison of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft container platforms using a statistical model. The choice of container platform depends on technical requirements and hyperscaler relationships, but with the impact of COVID-19 on budgets and spending plans " especially for new projects " justifying the economics of any IT decision is nowan imperative for the buyer.

  • 25 June 2020

    VMware's CloudHealth steps up to complexity challenge with Optimization Desk

    CloudHealth is reaching out to clients to help them make the most of the optimization opportunities identified by its cloud management platform. Considering the challenges companies have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises will likely want to obtain additional insight into cloud spending and operations.

  • 25 June 2020

    Cloud-Native Market Monitor: Serverless

    Serverless computing has the potential to revolutionize the way applications in the cloud are developed, built and operated. The key to understanding the power of serverless is not technology " it's the economics of using what is essentially a fully managed service that can meet the exact need at every time, both at scale and down to zero. Serverless has become a real option for developers with both small and large requirements, and we firmly believe that the popularity of serverless will continue growing over the next several years, along with its impact on the industry. As a deployment model, adapting a monolithic application for serverless takes a fair bit of engineering, which means this architecture is more likely to be used for net-new development; lack of an open standard means these programs tend to be siloed within a given cloud environment, attaching customers to (and generating revenue from) other services from that provider. Given the leverage potential providers have revealed within their serverless offerings, locking in high-value customers with a lower or no-cost sticky set of services could prove an easy decision for providers to make. As a result, there is a realistic possibility that serverless functionality increasingly becomes embedded in cost of sales and transitions from a stand-alone market to an embedded feature of a broader cloud service. This report leverages 451 Research's deep knowledge of and relationships within the serverless market. Included is our market taxonomy and sector definitions, a market forecast with a scenario analysis that incorporates a range of proprietary survey data specific to the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and a view of the competitive landscape for each of the market sectors. Additionally, this report includes an analysis of vendor capabilities and traits.

  • 24 June 2020

    Cloud Price Index: Managed Services Data Tear Sheet

    The primary value of a managed service is in the prevention or timely resolution of infrastructure issues that impact business objectives. To achieve this ultimate aim, service providers are restructuring their packages to include more proactive and reactive management than a year ago so they can have greater control of the infrastructure and are thus better able to guarantee a meaningful level of service. Self-service tools are less popular, as automation is increasingly being used to support customers at scale. Expertise is still important, but only really valuable where automation and a standard service can't help, typically in projects where high levels of customization are required, such as cloud migration, databases, cloud native and business resiliency. This tear sheet provides anonymized and redacted data from CPI Managed Services study.

  • 24 June 2020

    Cloud Price Index: Economics of Support and Managed Services

    The primary value of a managed service is in the prevention or timely resolution of infrastructure issues that impact business objectives. To achieve this ultimate aim, service providers are restructuring their packages to include more proactive and reactive management than a year ago so they can have greater control of the infrastructure and are thus better able to guarantee a meaningful level of service. Self-service tools are less popular, as automation is increasingly being used to support customers at scale. Expertise is still important, but only really valuable where automation and a standard service can't help, typically in projects where high levels of customization are required, such as cloud migration, databases, cloud native and business resiliency.

  • 19 June 2020

    COVID-19 Update: 2020 Trends in Managed Services & Hosting

    The coronavirus outbreak has rapidly shifted global markets, including those related to enterprise technology, since we published our 2020 Trends reports on Cloud Transformation and Hosting & Managed Services in December 2019. This foreword serves as an update to our 2020 predictions in light of market changes due to COVID-19.

  • 19 June 2020

    COVID-19 Update: 2020 Trends in Cloud Transformation

    The coronavirus outbreak has rapidly shifted global markets, including those related to enterprise technology, since we published our 2020 Trends reports on Cloud Transformation and Hosting & Managed Services in December 2019. This foreword serves as an update to our 2020 predictions in light of market changes due to COVID-19.

  • 17 June 2020

    Coverage Initiation: The QED-C advocates for US-centered quantum development ecosystem

    The potential that quantum computers promise is of significant interest for governments economically, as well as in terms of national security. In the US the Quantum Economic Development Consortium has been founded to expand global quantum R&D and the emerging quantum industry in computing.

  • 5 June 2020

    Red Hat looks to address cost and subscription challenges across hybrid venues

    With Cost Management and Subscription Watch, Red Hat wants to help enterprises optimize costs by unravelling consumption information across OpenShift deployments and hyperscaler clouds, and by aggregating subscription information for an accurate and up-to-date view of costs.

  • 29 May 2020

    Video QuickTake: Quantum Computing in three and a half minutes

    Quantum computing would make a profound impact to society's viewpoint of what is possible, particularly in scientific fields where problems are simply too vast to solve. But it's not a panacea, and huge hurdles lie in bringing it to mainstream adoption. However, it is increasingly in the public eye, with big players looking to educate the next generation, and startups receiving speculative funding. Now is the time to experiment and to keep an open mind, but don't expect miracles anytime soon.