451 Research: Cloud Price Battlefield Shifts From Virtual Machines to Object Storage

In its latest analysis of cloud pricing, 451 Research reveals that the cloud price battlefield has shifted from virtual machines (VMs) to object storage. The analyst firm predicts that other services, particularly databases, will undergo the same pricing pressures over the next 18 months.  Until recently, the prices of services beyond compute held steady in the face of intense competition, according to 451 Research’s Cloud Price Index. Virtual … [Read more...]

451 Research Survey Finds Opportunity for Cloud Providers to Help Customers Align IT Transformation with Business Requirements

Nearly 80% of the organizations polled in 451 Research’s latest ‘Voice of the Enterprise (VotE): Cloud Transformation’ study report that their IT environments require moderate or significant transformation to meet business requirements over the next five years, involving migrating workloads to the cloud and keeping cloud spending on an upward trend. The latest survey finds that 22% of enterprises have adopted a ‘cloud first’ approach and … [Read more...]

451 Research Report: Application Containers Will be a $2.7bn Market by 2020

The application container market will grow from $762m in 2016 to $2.7bn by 2020, according to 451 Research’s latest Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report. Despite making up a relatively small portion of the overall Cloud-Enabling Technologies (CET) market, application containers will see the fastest growth compared to other segments, with an estimated CAGR of 40% through 2020. The entire CET market (which includes virtualization, … [Read more...]

451 Research: 71% of Enterprises Now Capturing Data for IoT; Security and ROI Concerns Remain High

71% of enterprises are gathering data for IoT initiatives today, according to 451 Research’s latest Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things (IoT) Organizational Dynamics survey of nearly 1,000 enterprise IT buyers worldwide. This is a 3 percentage point increase from the previous quarter’s Voice of the Enterprise: IoT Workloads and Key Projects survey.  Security remains a concern, with 50% of respondents citing it as the top impediment to … [Read more...]

451 Research: OpenStack Revenues to Grow at a 35% CAGR and Exceed $5 Billion by 2020

451 Research has published its latest findings about OpenStack. In the most rigorous analysis of its kind, 451 Research’s Market Monitor service expects revenue from OpenStack business models to exceed $5 billion by 2020 and grow at a 35% CAGR. To date, OpenStack-based revenue has been overwhelmingly from service providers offering multi-tenant IaaS, but the latest research indicates that private cloud revenue will exceed public cloud by 2019. … [Read more...]

451 Research Survey: 40% of Enterprises Are Using Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged infrastructure would represent the next evolutionary step of standard converged infrastructure. According to 451 Research's latest quarterly ‘Voice of the Enterprise survey of IT buyers,’ hyperconverged infrastructure is currently in use at 40% of organizations, and 451 Research analysts expect that number to rise substantially over the next two years. Nearly one quarter of respondents to the survey indicated that they have … [Read more...]

451 Research: China and India Emerging as Cloud Computing Powerhouses in Asia-Pacific

451 Research analysts predict that China and India will emerge as cloud powerhouses in Asia-Pacific, generating revenue of over $1.59bn and $851m respectively with a CAGR of 27% and 24% through 2020. Combined, the two countries would account for about 30% of the Asia-Pacific market. Although global cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) and Microsoft Azure are well known in China and India, they are hardly the only game in … [Read more...]

451 Research Finds Cloud Is Not a Commodity, Price Doesn’t Matter

451 Research’s study finds that the cloud services sector is a long way from being a commodity market with price barely impacting market share as customers look for value-added services. In short, price doesn’t matter. The company’s latest Cloud Price Index (CPI) report indicates that cloud providers’ so-called ‘race to the bottom’ in cloud pricing is a red herring. Instead, it is a race to the top, with the supply of higher-value services … [Read more...]

451 Research: Global Data Center Colocation Market Projected to Grow from 132.4M Square Feet Now to 176.5M by the end of 2018

451 Research has projected that the global data center colocation market will grow in terms of total operational square feet from today’s 132.4 million square feet to 176.5 million by the end of 2018. Annualized revenue of the colocation market is projected to reach $33bn worldwide by end of 2018. 451 Research estimates that today, the world’s largest region in terms of total operational space for colocation (space supporting IT equipment) is … [Read more...]

451 Research Survey: Nearly 80% of Enterprises Will Increase Spending on Converged Infrastructure in 2016

Upcoming refresh projects are driving 2016 enterprise investments in servers and converged infrastructure, according to the latest 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure study. Among enterprises in the study, 60% plan to increase spending on servers, while 79% plan to spend more on converged infrastructure in 2016. Spending on hyperconverged infrastructure will be particularly strong in 2016 with 86% of … [Read more...]