ESG Research Report: 2017 Public Cloud Computing Trends

Abstract:

In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 641 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2016 IT spending as well as their 2017 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire-organization level or at a business-unit/division/branch level. A subset of ESG’s questions in this survey focused on respondents’ usage of and plans for public cloud computing services.

Topics: Public Cloud Service

ESG Brief: The Database Market: Radical Shift to the Cloud

Abstract:

The database market continues to evolve rapidly, no longer dominated by just a handful of traditional approaches. One of the biggest impacts has been the availability—and increasing popularity—of public cloud options. Businesses are finding new opportunities in cloud-based databases, and not only for dev/test or transient workloads. Yet incumbent vendors are keeping pace with these shifts in preferences, requiring upstarts to work even harder for meaningful differentiation.

Topics: Private Cloud Infrastructure Data Management Public Cloud Service

ESG Brief: IBM’s Cloudy Future

Abstract:

Professing their love for all things cloud, IBM’s Cloud leadership team hosted the IBM Cloud Summit last month. Taking a page from the successes of Silicon Valley startups, the team presented a vision for the future that ties IBM’s success directly to its cloud strategy and its ability to incorporate lean and agile philosophy and methodology into its tactics. IBM wants Bluemix, the big blue cloud, to be in a race for value rather than a race for size. The key to the Bluemix is Watson machine learning. And this is more than just a branding exercise. Meeting its customers’ needs, IBM is embracing openness—open source, open choices, and hybrid cloud. Software—and software-defined solutions—not hardware, drives IBM product development and products.

Topics: Private Cloud Infrastructure Public Cloud Service

ESG Brief: Convergence Continues to Gain IT Traction

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As a means of achieving more end-to-end infrastructure alignment across their virtualized environments, IT organizations are increasingly deploying converged and hyperconverged infrastructure technology. As factory integrated and pre-validated virtualized architecture solutions, converged/hyperconverged technology can help to simplify and speed up infrastructure deployments so that IT organizations can be more responsive to business needs.

Topics: Storage Private Cloud Infrastructure Networking Compute Enterprise Mobility Public Cloud Service

ESG Brief: Amazon Web Services Usage Trends

Abstract:

ESG research indicates that the corporate usage of Amazon’s infrastructure (IaaS) and application development (PaaS) services continues to grow. But how do organizations view AWS as a long-term IT partner and, perhaps more importantly, how have these sentiments manifested themselves in the form of budget shifts away from traditional IT vendors?

Topics: Public Cloud Service