Here’s a quick round-up of some of my recently-published research.
Is Amazon EC2 Right For You? This is an introduction to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, written for a mildly technical audience. It summarizes Amazon’s capabilities, the typical business case for using it, and what you’ve got to do to use it. If you’re an engineer looking for a quick briefing, or you want to show a “what this newfangled thing is” summary to your manager, or you’re an investor trying to understand what exactly it is that Amazon does, this is the document for you.
Dataquest Insight: Web Hosting, North America, 2006-2012. This is an in-depth look at the colocation and hosting business, together with market forecasts and trends. (Investors may also want to look at the Invest Implications.)
Dataquest Insight: Content Delivery Networks, North America, 2006-2012. This is an in-depth look at the CDN market, segment-by-segment, with market forecasts and trends. (Investors may also want to look at the Invest Implications.)
You’ll need to be a Gartner subscriber (or purchase the individual document) in order to view these pieces.
Upcoming research (for publication in the next month): A pricing guide for Web hosting and cloud infrastructure services; a classification scheme and service provider roadmap for cloud offerings; a toolkit for CDN requirements gathering and price estimation; a framework for gathering video requirements; and a CDN selection guide.