Recent research notes
Here’s a round-up of what I’ve written lately, for those of you that are Gartner clients and are following my research:
Data Center Managed Services: Regional Differences in the Move Toward the Cloud is about how the IaaS market will evolve differently in each of the major regions of the world. We’re seeing significant adoption differences between the United States, Western Europe (and Canada follows the WEU pattern), and Asia, both in terms of buyer desires and service provider evolution.
Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Prices, North America, 2010 is my regular update to the state of the hosting and cloud IaaS markets, targeted at end-users (IT buyers).
Content Delivery Network Services and Pricing, 2010 is my regular update of end-user (buyer) advice, providing a brief overview of the current state of the market.
Is a Cloud Content Delivery Network Right for You? is a look at Amazon CloudFront and the other emerging “cloud CDN” services (Rackspace/Limelight, GoGrid/EdgeCast, Microsoft’s CDN for Azure, etc.). It’s a hot topic of inquiry at the moment (interestingly, mostly among Akamai customers hoping to reduce their costs).
Some of my colleagues have also recently published notes that might be of interest to those of you who follow my research. Those notes include:
- Andrea di Maio’s Criteria for Government to Evaluate Cloud Computing
- PaaS analysts collaborating on VMware and Salesforce.com: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship?
- Adam Couture and Stan Zaffos’s SNIA Launches First Cloud Storage Standard
- Matt Cain’s Make or Break Time for Microsoft Cloud E-Mail