Upcoming Partner Webinars
451 and Waterline Data: The Role of the Data Catalog in Delivering Value from Enterprise Data
February 22, 2017 at 11am ET
Analyst: Matt Aslett

451 and Iron Mountain: A View of the Northern Virginia Market
February 28, 2017 at 1pm ET
Analyst: Kelly Morgan

451 and CenturyLink: Operational Excellence: The Key to Safeguarding Your IT Infrastructure
March 2, 2017 at 2pm ET
Analyst: Dan Thompson

451, VMWare and Atos: Destination Digital - plotting a new course for Digital Transformation w/ Cloud 2.0
March 8, 2o17 at 10am ET
Analyst: William Fellows

Archived Webinars

Navigating the Internet of Everything
June 16, 2015
During this webinar, Brian Partridge, Vice President Research, and Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, addressed key developments across the IoT ecosystem. Brian and Eric discussed the key areas of innovation including IoT security and connectivity architectures (with an update on LTE-M and low-power alternatives), along with the role of cloud, APIs, middleware and IoT data management platforms.

Are You Paying too Much for Cloud Services? A Look at 451's Cloud Price Index
May 7, 2015
In this webinar, William Fellows and Owen Rogers discuss how the 451 Research Cloud Price Index (CPI) can help you: compare the cost of deploying across on-premises, hosted private and public IaaS; assess changes in pricing based on how an application is used, not just on point services; and benchmark the cost of cloud in your organization.

Voice of the Enterprise Cloud Computing Trends: Vendor Adoption and Vendor Windows for IaaS, On-Premises Private cloud and Hosted Private Cloud

April 22, 2015
Published quarterly, 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Computing provides a demand-side view of cloud computing adoption, both on-premises and off-premises at CSPs. This survey-driven report is derived from over 1,500 customer surveys and 25 in-depth interviews with senior IT professionals each quarter. During this webinar Dr. Scott Ottaway, Vice President of Services and Data Research and Peter ffoulkes, Research Director Cloud Computing share the results, which are based on over 1500 customer surveys including 1,000 unique vendor evaluations obtained from 451 Research’s panel of over 12,500 enterprise IT decision makers and influencers.

Emerging Technologies: The Coming Impact on the Digital Workplace and Knowledge Workers
April 1, 2015
Enterprise Social Networking technologies were all the rage and then went off the boil. But the reality is that their appearance and growth in organizations is just the first stage - emerging technologies are taking those technologies and the data they collect to a new level of insight. Opening up opportunities to organizations to gain efficiencies but also challenges in many spheres not least that of corporate ethics.

From IT to ITaaS: Reference Architectures and Enablers For Software-Defined Enterprises

March 26, 2015
Enterprises are increasingly seeking the resiliency and economic advantage promised by cloud services and software-defined technologies. Their goal is to enable IT self-service, lower provisioning time from months to minutes, and cut IT resource costs in half. They want to enable their IT infrastructure with qualities akin to public cloud service providers and reposition their value as a broker of IT services using software-defined infrastructure and rapidly deployable reference architectures designed for common IT workloads. Doing so requires the right combination of standardized IT resources, orchestration for IT automation, integration technology and an awareness of what is to be expected as workloads shift across hybrid cloud infrastructure. Moreover, new approaches are needed to manage application integration and orchestrate business processes to assure continuity of operations. This will drive the need for various technologies to interoperate and potentially converge.

Building Infrastructure to Enable the Digital Enterprise

March 19, 2015
The transformational journey to a Digital Infrastructure that our clients are on is by far the most challenging one for IT to date. This time, the drivers for change are business-led: create sustainable competitive advantage; get to market faster; convert opportunity to profit more effectively; and build lasting, engaged relationships with customers. Technology is the enabler of these goals, not just a tool to support them. IT has the chance to go from being the “slow or no” department to the “go and grow” people.

Navigating the Perfect Storm for Cloud Computing

February 19, 2015
As customers begin the move to using cloud delivery for production systems, the stakes are higher and the pressure is growing to pick the right partner. The competitive landscape for cloud services is broad and varied, creating confusing messages in the market. So buyers are increasingly seeking leadership from trusted providers.

The State of the Datacenter Market: Disruption and Opportunity for 2015 and Beyond

February 18, 2015
The worldwide datacenter install base grew at +0.2% Y/Y to 4.3 million Datacenters and IT sites. The weak demand for new facilities was primarily driven by a decline in traditional enterprise demand, particularly in mature markets. Can Cloud and MTDC help offset demand?  Are there other bright spots on the horizon?

Tech M&A Outlook 2015
January 27, 2015
With a record-breaking year in tech M&A behind us, what’s in store for 2015? Led by Brenon Daly, Research Director for 451 Research’s financial markets practice, this webinar recaps the highlights of 2014’s blockbusting year and looks forward to what we can expect to see in deal trends, valuations and IPOs in the coming year.

OpenStack - Is Your Organization Ready To Adopt It?

December 11, 2014
Thinking about wading into the world of OpenStack cloud platforms? A growing number of enterprisers are kicking the tires on OpenStack, lured by the promise of flexibility, lower cost and no vendor lock-in for their own cloud implementations. This webinar will tell you what you need to know to ensure that your OpenStack initiative has the best chance of success.

Devops - Is Your Organization Ready To Adopt It?

November 20, 2014
Devops is a multi-layered, multi-stakeholder IT computing trend that is blending the roles of enterprise software developers and enterprise IT operations professionals with the goal of reducing development cycles while increasing operational stability.

Tech M&A Webinar: Will Record-Setting Dealmaking Continue?

November 5, 2014
Technology M&A is setting a blistering pace this year, with spending on track to hit levels not seen in 14 years. And leading M&A professionals are telling us there's more to come.

Cloud Brokers - Making ITaaS a Practical Reality?

October 23, 2014
If the cloud represents the on-demand version of computing, then cloud brokering is the on-demand version of IT procurement. This report examines what a cloud broker is, along with its components and functions, its roles, its audience and how it supports the delivery of ITaaS by turning technology into service delivery.

Enterprise Mobility Management: How big is the market?, Why is it growing?, Which trends will affect your business?
October 21, 2014
In this webinar, Research Directors Chris Hazelton and Greg Zwakman leveraged our newest Enterprise Mobility Management product to discuss the needs for EMM, why companies (or your peers) are using it, and the trends that are driving its use.

Emerging, Converging & Diverging: European Hosting Market Dynamics in 2014
October 7, 2014
This webinar sets the scene for discussions around the European hosting and cloud landscape, outlining the changing dynamics of regional markets, the emergence of new kinds of providers and the evolution of managed services. Disruptive factors will also be outlined, including the effects of consolidation, legislative developments and the wider economic backdrop in the European Union.

Today's Mobile Workers and How To Best Enable Them
September 11, 2014
In this webinar, Chris Hazelton provides guidance on the trends and challenges that are impacting enterprise mobility from BYOD to building apps that will drive employee productivity.

Cloudy colo? Wholo? How to differentiate when the lines blur.
July 1, 2014
The three major datacenter service execution venues are rapidly converging. Wholesale datacenter is moving to colo. Colocation providers are building cloud-like portals to facilitate just-in-time delivery. Obviously, just operating a good datacenter is no longer enough. To compete in this evolving marketplace, your value proposition must be clearly defined. In this webinar, we will discuss the avenues that multi-tenant datacenter providers may pursue to stand out in a crowded battlefield.

Cloud Wars: The Commoditization of Cloud
May 14, 2014
There's been much debate recently about whether cloud resources are a 'commodity.’  Recent aggressive price cuts from the likes of Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure and AWS show that price is an important factor in consumers' decisions. But how different is one virtual machine from another? In the webinar, we'll assess the level of commoditization in the cloud market today and investigate the similarities and differences among competing services. We’ll also look ahead to the future at what forces are in play with regard to further commoditization, and we’ll review if we truly are in a race to the bottom.

How, exactly, do your customers define the “Hybrid Cloud”?
March 27, 2014
Hybrid cloud is a topic of great interest to enterprises, and the centerpiece of many vendor and service-provider marketing campaigns. It is also ripe for cloud washing. A simple Google search for 'hybrid cloud' provides more than one million results, and the search term's popularity has steadily increased over time. We conducted a quantitative study with our IT professional community and enterprise commentators to help define the hybrid cloud and to identify the common workloads suited for hybrid environments. Join us on this webinar to find out what we learned and how you can better build and market your cloud services to meet enterprise demand.