Cloud Pricing

With the dawn of cloud computing, IT procurement has fundamentally changed. Buyers have the upper hand. For providers, being competitive on cloud pricing is important, but standing out in terms of reputation, geographies, features, portfolio and expertise is more attractive than just being cheap. Providers need to step up and justify independently why they are worth more than their competition, and should use the availability of more pricing information as an opportunity to show their value.


Market Insight

2nd Watch aims to provide first-class cloud optimization

As part of its managed public cloud service, 2nd Watch examines and optimizes the whole spectrum of cloud cost-reduction opportunities on an ongoing basis.

Market Insight

Measuring the journey to utility cloud: The cloud-procurement maturity model

For cloud to meet its promise, individuals must be empowered to consume as required, to innovate without delay and to take chances without commitments.

Technology & Business Insight

The Economics of Serverless Cloud Computing

Serverless is more than just hype; it has the potential to revolutionize the way we develop, build and operate applications in the cloud. Understanding the economics of serverless technology is vital to understanding its role in the world and its longer-term potential to disrupt the industry.

Cloud Price Index

Gaining transparency into the pricing models of public and private clouds

The Cloud Price Index (CPI) is the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the cost of cloud computing. It offers transparency into the complex pricing models of public clouds, helping buyers assess the value of available options and helping sellers build a competitive pricing strategy.

Our Asia-Pacific Focus

Regional Coverage

Are you a technology vendor or service provider looking to enter the intensely competitive Asia-Pacific market? Or an enterprise seeking to support the international expansion plans of your business with in-region digital infrastructure?

Market Insight

The cloud transformation journey: Great expectations lead to a brave new world

Market Insight

Cloud gross margins: The price war has yet to really kick off