PREMIUM RESEARCH

Embracing Public Cloud: “Try it, You’ll Like it.”

The Public Cloud market is still forming – but seems to be poised to soon enter the Early Majority stage of its development where user behavior, preferences, and strategies become more stable. Large enterprises are more discerning of Public Cloud IaaS offerings. Test and development appears to be a key entry point for them since scale, operational complexity, and security/compliance/regulatory demands require a more nuanced approach to Public Cloud for IaaS. Small and Medium enterprises have the greatest need for Public Cloud and should consider well-established, lower risk entry points to Public Cloud like SaaS, Email, and Web Applications before venturing into Mission Critical and IaaS workloads to help them navigate an increasingly complex and costly IT infrastructure environment.

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The IT Benefits of an All-Flash Data Center

The thesis of the overall Wikibon research in this area is that within 2 years, the majority of IT installations will be moving to combine workloads together to share data using NAND flash as the only active storage media. This will save on IT budget and improve IT productivity, especially in the IT development function. Our research shows that these changes have the potential to reduce the typical IT budget by 34% over a five year period while delivering the same functionality to the business. The projected IT savings of moving to a shared-data all-flash datacenter for an organization with a $40M IT budget are $38M over 5 years, with an IRR of 246%, an annual ROI of 542%, and a breakeven of 13 months. Future research will look at the potential to maximize the contribution of IT to the business, and will conclude that IT budgets should increase to deliver historic improvements in internal productivity and increased business potential.

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Wikibon Breaking Analysis

- Paul Gillin

Huddle Inc., which is one of a growing line of well-capitalized companies in the suddenly hot enterprise collaboration market, said the U.S. version of its cloud collaboration service is the first to be granted Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program … Continue reading →

- Maria Deutscher

Canonical Ltd. is moving into network virtualization through a broad alliance with Ericsson aimed at extending the reach of its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. The move is the latest milestone in a multi-pronged strategic expansion that has ramped up considerably … Continue reading →

- Maria Deutscher

There is no shortage of platforms promising to help organizations address the rapid growth in data volumes more efficiently, but Hedvig Inc. believes that it has a better idea. The startup roared out of stealth this week to try to … Continue reading →

- Paul Gillin

Neo Technology, Inc. is taking steps to move its Neo4J graph database into the real-time analytics world with updates that significantly improve read and write performance and the addition of a cost-based optimizer to improve query performance. Neo4J, which is … Continue reading →

- Maria Deutscher

After nearly two years of work, ProtectWise Inc. is finally moving into the public light with a new cloud-based service that promises to address one of the greatest operational challenges for the modern enterprise: Understanding the corporate network. Organizations have … Continue reading →

- Maria Deutscher

The analytics bandwagon arrived at the mobile universe this week after Localytics Inc. closed a $35 million investment from venture capitalists to help drive the adoption of its data-driven targeting service. The funding follows a record year that saw revenue … Continue reading →

- Maria Deutscher

EMC is kicking off the week with the introduction of a reference architecture for Big Data analytics that combines disparate components from its federation of subsidiaries into an integrated data lake. The platform is the culmination of a controversial strategy that … Continue reading →

- Maria Deutscher

Joyent Inc. hopes to speed the adoption of containers with a new service that promises to remove the main barriers to mainstream acceptance in one fell swoop. The launch is the culmination of a several-year investment in the lightweight virtualization … Continue reading →

- Maria Deutscher

Talend Inc. is rolling out a cloud-based version of its data integration platform that aims to address the increasingly distributed nature of the modern enterprise. The launch represents an effort to level the playing field against the hosted options already … Continue reading →

- Maria Deutscher

Hewlett-Packard Co. filled in another missing piece of its hybrid cloud this morning with the launch of a new integrated appliance aimed at lowering the adoption barrier for enterprises. The value proposition puts a powerful open-source twist on the standard … Continue reading →