TheInfoPro Cloud Computing Dashboard
Insight based on one-on-one, in-depth interviews with a proprietary network of the world’s largest buyers and users of IT
TheInfoPro Cloud Computing service provides market data on technologies, industry opportunities and trends in the public and private cloud markets. The source of the market intelligence is a series of one-on-one interviews with pre-screened decision-makers spanning the Global 2000 and MSEs. This service is designed to help today’s IT professionals, technology providers and institutional investors make informed decisions to improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses. Learn More...
The true cost of cloud services is frequently obscured by cloud providers themselves. This report discusses how cloud-computing clients are assessing the services and costs offered by cloud service providers.Peter ffoulkes
Vendors will need to differentiate upon educational, change management and consulting activities if they want to add value beyond core offerings and reduce enterprise roadblocks to reaching the next phase of cloud computing initiatives.Nikolay Yamakawa
The motor of IT transformation into a client-service-oriented model has already started to spin. Amazon Web Services, VMware, OpenStack and Microsoft are the four vendors that IT professionals find most exciting, but preferences can change quickly.Nikolay Yamakawa
On-premises and off-premises cloud infrastructure markets are entering a period of rapid growth. On-premises solutions, led by private cloud compute and storage infrastructures, will be more in demand than the off-premises alternatives.Nikolay Yamakawa
Public cloud providers are eager to encourage consumers to use their services, but there are complex issues to overcome which vary by workload type. This report discusses the obstacles and some suggested topics for providers to address.Peter ffoulkes
As the transition to cloud computing continues, more organizations will have to consider using external suppliers for IT services. How will those choices be made? What criteria will be used to create a shortlist, and what to select a winner?Peter ffoulkes
Despite the hype around public cloud providers, the market is nascent, and early success does not guarantee long-term viability. Vendors will need to up their game to meet customer expectations.Peter ffoulkes
Improved instrumentation and automation of virtualized digital infrastructure is a double-edged sword that can enable significant cost saving opportunities but will also require changes in organizational mindset to deliver meaningful results.Peter ffoulkes
The refrain 'We're all going to the cloud tomorrow' is beginning to wear a little thin. Are we going there? Yes. When we will get there is a little more complicated. There are obstacles in the way, and most are not technology related.Peter ffoulkes
As more enterprises take advantage of the public cloud and define their requirements, we may start to see more public cloud performance management/monitoring vendors gain adoption and join the mix of current vendors that bubbled to the top.Nikolay Yamakawa
With security being cited by 37% of respondents as the biggest pain point when implementing cloud computing architectures, it isn't surprising to find that security is a major consideration when selecting a cloud provider.Peter ffoulkes
In the next two years, private cloud is the preferred venue for the majority of enterprise workload types, followed closely by hybrid cloud. Collaborative and cloud-native applications provide the largest opportunity for public cloud service providers.Peter ffoulkes
More enterprises are considering cloud budgets to be a part of mainstream IT spending as IT operations set a course for client-service-oriented models and no longer view budget as the main non-IT roadblock to the next phase of cloud initiatives.Nikolay Yamakawa
After putting cloud at the forefront of its strategy, Oracle finally decided to embrace OpenStack as a means of maximizing growth opportunities stemming from the cloud.Nikolay Yamakawa
Conversations across the industry are almost beginning to sound like the self-help group mantra - 'I'm an IT professional and I'm working on a cloud project.'Peter ffoulkes
The seamless delivery of business functions is a vital requirement for a hybrid cloud. Based on TheInfoPro's data, customer-facing enterprise applications and e-business are prime use cases based on security and compliance requirements, control and cost.Peter ffoulkes
As enterprises consider rolling out app stores in 2014 to improve cloud management and automation capabilities, Microsoft's positive future adoption plans may displace homegrown as the option of choice for implementation.Nikolay Yamakawa
Cloud computing architectures are like icebergs; by design, the majority of the cloud's capabilities and supporting infrastructure are below the surface, hidden from the customer's view.Peter ffoulkes
Pioneered by early adopters, homegrown option for self-service catalogs continues to lead in deployments, but has fewer plans for future adoption than some of the vendor-offered alternatives.Nikolay Yamakawa
This report contains metrics about organizations' use of digital infrastructure, the deployment of different workloads in the cloud and benchmarks for evaluating cloud providers. It also evaluates current and future providers for cloud deployments.
IT professionals describe how 2014 looks for budgets, projects, pain points, roadblocks and exciting vendors, with time series charts to give perspective to the coming year.
Compiling open-ended commentary from in-depth interviews with IT professionals, this report offers the direct 'voice of the customer' discussing technology, the industry and the future of this sector.
Designed for IT professionals, this report captures highlights from the complete study, and provides business intelligence in the form of technological roadmaps, budget trends, 'voice of the customer' narratives and plans with cloud computing providers.
Allowing comparison of all 24 technologies tracked in the study, this high-level reference contains the Technology Heat Index, the Adoption Index, leading vendor tables, overall technology roadmap and spending charts. It also indicates what is included in the more detailed reports based on each technology segment covered in the study.
Highlighting IT professional's vendor short-lists, adoption plans and projected spending, the in-depth technology roadmaps are organized into four segments. On-premises cloud management technologies include cloud platform, automated network provisioning, and metering and billing. Cloud management and automation workload technologies include self-service catalogs, cloud broker and enterprise application store. Hosting and colocation technologies include on-ramp services. Public cloud services include IaaS, SaaS and cloud storage services.