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Waving goodbye to Wall Street
> the trend has accelerated in just the past half-decade as gigantic pools of private capital have, to some degree, replaced public market investors.
ipos  451 
november 2018 by cote
Cloud Foundry Cult
Owen covers CF Summit Basel:

> “The users we spoke with didn't just see it as a PaaS – it was the underlying philosophy of application delivery and management upon which future developments would be based. The Foundation claims Cloud Foundry saves, on average, 10 weeks of development time and $100,000 per app development cycle. In fact, in its own survey, 92% of users cite cross-platform flexibility as important. If these panelists are gaining such benefits, it's easy to understand why they are so enamored with it.”
451  cloudfoundry  cases  proofpoints  paas  privatecloud 
october 2018 by cote
> Private clouds owned and self-managed by enterprises can be cheaper than public cloud. The magic number to beat is about $25 per VM-month at 100% utilization. If the cost of the whole stack comes in under this number, then even with the addition of labor to manage that private cloud, it should be cheaper than public cloud. Obviously, with better labor efficiency, unit costs versus public cloud are lowered further, and the relative value of benefits increases. Enterprises unable to achieve a labor efficiency of 300 VMs per engineer are unlikely to beat public cloud on price.
privatecloud  451  price  devops 
october 2018 by cote
The Trouble with Cloud “Repatriation”
“Forty-seven (47%) percent of them said improving performance/availability was one of the main reasons for leveraging multiple infrastructure environments.”
charts  multicloud  surveys  cloud  451 
august 2018 by cote
Facebook’s facing limits
"By most estimates, the entire global ad market (digital and offline) sits at roughly $550-600bn and by that measure Facebook, whose sales come almost entirely from ads, commands nearly 10% of it." But, compared to Google: "If Facebook plans to regain the value it lost with its latest earnings announcement, it’s going to have to ink some riskier acquisitions that increase its addressable market, or at least take it into new corners of advertising."
451  Marketsizing  numbers  facebook  advertising 
july 2018 by cote
Datical automates database deployments; it's DevOps for data
"The vendor has been adding to its stable of paying customers and now has more than 40, many of which are Fortune 500 enterprises. It did not report annual revenue, but we estimate it to be under but nearing $10m."
datical  451  revenue 
july 2018 by cote
DockerCon coverage from 451: security focus
“Steve Singh took over as CEO a year ago and has presided over a growing number of customers – more than 500 enterprise customers to date – and associated revenue. On that note, the company announced it expects to grow bookings beyond $100m in 2018.”
docker  revenue  security  451  moemntum 
july 2018 by cote
Enterprises taking path of greatest resistance to cloud, survey shows
Still a lot of stuff on-premises, and people want to move it to public cloud:

'More than 80 percent of respondents have more than 100 applications under their purview, and a solid majority have a good deal still managed on-premises. The survey finds 74 percent stating at least half of these applications are on-premises. Another 71 percent of respondents see many of their on-premises applications as mission-critical to their business.'

How they're moving apps:

'Yet, the report's authors state, "enterprises are choosing the path of most resistance, unintentionally creating a self-induced cloud skills gap." That consists of cloud migration strategies that require the highest degree of IT skills -- 49 percent cited refactoring or rewriting applications as their primary modernization strategy.

'One in five, 20 percent, say they are rewriting core applications from scratch using cloud-native PaaS services. Another 28 percent are refactoring applications for the cloud using cloud-natuive and traditional applications. Another 20 percent are outright replacing applications with SaaS-based applications. About 12 percent are taking a "lift-and-shift" approach to simply move entire applications to hosted services.'

Survey of 450 "executive," by 451 Research.
surveys  migration  privatecloud  modernization  451  publiccloud 
june 2018 by cote
The State Of The Kubernetes Ecosystem
Overview of the (vendor) players.


- "According to predictions from 451 Research, the market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020."

- “A Forrester study found that 66% of organizations who adopted containers experienced accelerated developers efficiency, while 75% of companies achieved a moderate to significant increase in application deployment speed.”
kubernetes  marketsizing  451  Forrester  surveys  overviews  startups  cloudnative  profiltes 
june 2018 by cote
HCL buys into hybrid data management with majority stake in Actian
"Actian told us in March that revenue was back up to more than $100m while headcount totaled approximately 300."
m&a  databases  ingress  revenue  451 
april 2018 by cote
The Hidden Costs of Cloud Adoption
Despite it being aw some, you still have to pay for public cloud, and it's pay as you go:

'“Cloud is an inexpensive and easily accessible technology,” the infrastructure survey concludes. “People consume more, thereby spending more, and forget to control or limit their consumption."'


"the market analyst found that 34 percent of enterprises polled said they have over the last year moved applications and data from a public cloud to either hosted private or on-premises private cloud."
451  surveys  privatecloud  cloud  digitaltransformation 
march 2018 by cote
Heptio readies its customers and community for Kubernetes critical mass
Includes some packaging/pricing:

“HKS is offered in four tiers including Starter, with one supported configuration, unlimited tickets and up to 25 nodes; Professional, intended for organizations that are growing their deployments, with up to three supported configurations, unlimited tickets and up to 250 nodes; Enterprise, for large, mission-critical environments that covers up to five supported configurations, unlimited tickets and up to 750 nodes; and a Custom version, intended for the largest web-scale environments of more than 750 nodes. Pricing starts at $24,000 per year for the Starter tier.”
heptio  pricing  451  kubernetes  cloudnative 
february 2018 by cote
The path to self-sovereign digital identity starts with blockchain
"We don't think that blockchain is the universal solution to the identity problem; however, it certainly provides a missing link by allowing people and organizations to prove things about themselves online, as they do offline, using decentralized and verifiable identifiers. Identity-related information can be looked up (verified) without involving a central directory or paper-based document. Additionally, the identity owner does not need to overshare, and the recipient does not have to store unnecessary sensitive data."
blockchain  identity  govt  451 
january 2018 by cote
Green light for IT spending in 2018
“fully 50% of the 872 respondents said their company is giving a ‘green light’ for IT spending. That was the highest reading since 2007, and 13 basis points higher than the average survey response for the month of November for the previous five years”
charts  IT  spending  surveys  451 
january 2018 by cote
With Loggly, SolarWinds scoops up another log service
“With the acquisition of Loggly, SolarWinds obtains an asset that was slow in getting started but has hit a patch of growth recently. As of September, we believe the company was on track to finish 2017 with roughly $10m in billings, up from mid-single digits in 2016. Founded in 2009 with a mission of offering a SaaS-based, easy-to-use logging product with helpful visualizations built using advanced analytics, Loggly had raised $47m in venture capital, including a $11.5m series D round in June 2016.” They estimate ~3,000 paying customers.
solarwinds  monitoring  logmanagement  451  m&a 
january 2018 by cote
Microsoft gets serious about monitoring
“Microsoft's vision is to deliver tools that can offer a holistic view of services to application architects looking to optimize their software; performance information and debugging capabilities for DevOps and ops pros; insight into KPIs for executives; and information about customer usage to product owners. Microsoft doesn't yet have a cohesive offering for all of the above, but it has the pieces to enable it and has begun delivering on some integrations across products.”
logmanagement  451  apm  monitoring  microsoft 
january 2018 by cote
Feel like a little kid in the container world? Welcome to the club
“industry adoption more accurately reflected in 451 Research's survey data that pegs adoption at 27 per cent. Of those 27 per cent of enterprises that have container religion, just 52 per cent are running containers in production, according to the same survey. In other words, a mere 13.5 per cent (or so) of enterprises are running containers in production.”
451  surveys  cloudnative  usage  marketshare  mattasay  containers 
january 2018 by cote
451 JFrog update
"JFrog reports more than 4,000 paying customers... 451 Research estimates JFrog's annual revenue at between $70m and $90m."
repositories  jfrog  451  revenue  appdev 
january 2018 by cote
Private cloud TCO and such, from 451
“private cloud can be a less expensive option for enterprises than public cloud. Forty-one percent of 150 IT decision-makers surveyed in February 2017 as part of a custom 451 Research project for VMware claimed to be operating their own private clouds at lower unit costs than public cloud.”
451  surveys  privatecloud  roi  numbers 
january 2018 by cote
The economics of serverless cloud computing
“direct expenditure on serverless can be cheaper than on VMs, but only where the number of times the code is executed is under about 500,000 executions per month”
451  serverless  cloudnative  roi 
january 2018 by cote
Al on OpenStack, circa Nov 2017
“Its next few moves with new and existing projects, the acceleration of end-user adoption, multi-cloud management tooling, and the embrace of other open source communities will determine whether it stays a niche player in its private cloud habitat, or becomes an alpha competitor across all IT oceans.”
cloud  451  openstack  opensource 
november 2017 by cote
When should you turn to open source cloud?
'"Cloud Foundry is the standard-bearer for open source PaaS and Kubernetes for container management. NGINX is an open source load balancer that powers over 60% of the top 10,000 websites; AWS use it too. OpenStack is the de facto choice for an open source private cloud," he says.'
cloud  451  cloudfoundry  containers 
november 2017 by cote
OpenStack Continues to Grow Both Public and Private Cloud Deployments
Four years ago, in October 2013, 451 Research reported that OpenStack cloud revenues were approximately $600 million in 2013. In April 2016, 451 Research reported that 2015 OpenStack ecosystem revenues came in at $1.2 billion, with a forecast to grow to $3.37 billion by 2018.

Now in November 2017, 451 Research is out with it latest OpenStack market sizing report, estimating 2017 OpenStack ecosystem revenue at $2.6 billion. Looking forward, 451 Research is forecasting that OpenStack market revenues will reach $6.7 billion by 2021
OpenStack  revenue  forecasts  451  cloud  marketsize  openstacksummit  links  via:Workflow 
november 2017 by cote
ScienceLogic targets new use case aimed at frustrated CMDB users
The company targets very large users, with 60% of its customers being MSPs, followed by enterprises at about 30%, and the rest coming from government agencies. It doesn't report the number of direct customers, but its website boasts 47,000 organizations as users, many of them employing ScienceLogic via service providers. Average annual contract value for direct customers is $125,000.
Momentum  ScienceLogic  monitoring  451  Nancy  gohring  links  via:Workflow 
october 2017 by cote
Uptime Institute survey findings on enterprise workloads, resiliency and new technologies
"A majority of the IT assets (65%) remain in enterprise-owned datacenters, with 22% at colocation providers and 13% deployed in the cloud. This compares with the 2016 Uptime survey breakdown of 71%, 20% and 9%, respectively."
IFTTT  via:Instapaper  surveys  451  cloud  privatecloud 
june 2017 by cote
Which workloads are attracted to the edge?
A chart ranking IoT workloads by latency tolerated and "criticality." Logarithmic stuff involved.
networking  iot  Charts  451 
may 2017 by cote
Trump transition transforms technology
A round up of most of the known things. Interesting not on SaaS/internet delivered outsourcing being used to get around possible H1-B clamp downs.
451  Tech  h1-b  Trump 
november 2016 by cote
Cloud and digital transformation: UK government experience at Cloud Executive Summit
An overview of the U.K. Home Offices plans for cloud, going digital, and all that.
UK  451  cases  digitaltransformation  govt  cloudnative 
april 2016 by cote
How microservices are redefining modern application architecture
In 451 surveys, Docker use up to 22.5% in 2015Q3, up from 20.9% in 2015Q1.
docker  451  donnie  momemtum  numbers  slides  containers  presentations  surveys  VotC 
february 2016 by cote
DevOps, containers & microservices: Separating the hype from the rea…
21% doing something with Docker, 6.3% in production. n=991, 1Q2015 VotE, 451 Research.
Docker  451  surveys  momentum  containers 
january 2016 by cote – From a recent 451 study, as pointed out by...
From a recent 451 study, as pointed out by Brandon. - April 28, 2015 at 01:53PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  charts  IaaS  451  cloud 
april 2015 by cote
Some nice shadow IT study figures from Jay Lyman during a... - April 20, 2015 at 02:40PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  DevOps  shadowIT  451  451Research  charts 
april 2015 by cote
"Managed cloud" and MSP market-sizing - April 09, 2015 at 01:43PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  managed  cloud  numbers  451  marketsizing  MSPs 
april 2015 by cote
@brenon on Twitter: “For Apple, bad news is ~3/4 of... - April 02, 2015 at 04:13PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  451  charts  Apple  AppleWatch  surveys  ChangeWave  spending  iPhone 
april 2015 by cote
Building the new apps on cloud - April 01, 2015 at 09:29PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  451  surveys  docker  appdev  cloud  redhat  JayLyman 
april 2015 by cote
We launched a new data/survey service at 451 recently, Voice of the Enterprise. Here are some charts from the recent cloud survey, check out the high n’s (700+) on several of the questions!
451  charts  cloud  surveys  plans  workloads  clouduses  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
january 2015 by cote
In 2014, 75% of enterprise workloads reside in noncloud environments, and only 50% are expected to be in any kind of cloud in two years, with internal private cloud leading the way. Internal, on-premises private cloud is expected to account for 23% of all workloads in 2016, up from 12% in 2014. For the same time period, the use of public cloud is expected to double, but should not exceed 20% of all large and midsize enterprise workloads and applications. Hybrid cloud, which we define as two or more distinct cloud infrastructures that actively interoperate to deliver seamless business functions, is harder to achieve than some of the other delivery mechanisms. Some analysis from recent 451 surveys on current and planned cloud usage.
charts  cloud  surveys  numbers  451  TheInfoPro  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
january 2015 by cote
Docker: IaaS or PaaS? Reflections on DockerCon EU
As mentioned in my newsletter recently, I typed up a think piece on Docker (the company and the emerging ecosystem after it’s EU conference earlier this month. 451 clients can read it behind the paywall, but here’s the 451 Take: The ecosystem around the Docker container technology is in the process of figuring out Docker’s identity while at the same time contending with a sudden rise in popularity. Although early attention on Docker paired it up against the likes of VMware at, let’s say, the IaaS level, as we investigate further, Docker looks like more of a PaaS innovator. VMware would certainly like that option, and Docker Inc spent much of its recent conference in Amsterdam talking more about Docker-as-PaaS – through the lens of ‘microservices’ – than Docker-as-IaaS. From this vantage point, it looks more like dotCloud never really stopped being a PaaS vendor and, instead, under its new name of Docker is just evolving the nature of PaaS. You can read a few more pre-copydesk excerpts in that newsletter edition as well. Apply for a trial if you’re not a client (you should be!).
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451  451Reports  Docker  Spotlights  link  tumblr:link 
december 2014 by cote
A chart from one of Carl Lehmann's presentations on Enterprise Architecture. His stuff is always great if you’re into writing and running software in a corporate context.
diagrams  valuechain  strategy  451  MichaelPorter  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
december 2014 by cote
I was on a webinar last week with Flexiant and Brinkster. Both of those outfits are “cloud suppliers,” helping other companies run clouds. So, I laid out 451’s data around growth and opportunity in that market, and then we had a discussion amongst the three parties. It was fun! See the recording here, and here’s the slides I went through:
CoteSpeaking  webinars  cloud  marketsizing  presentation  Flexiant  Brinkster  451  451Research  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:text 
december 2014 by cote
Pizza is evolving into a digitally dominated food
payments  Yankee  451  mobile  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
december 2014 by cote
A slightly different cut at who’d benefit from DevOps, by industry. From the ever rich vein of DevOps market surveys we’ve done. This is also the “I want a pony” slide: of course you’d like to speed up!
DevOps  DevOpsStudy  charts  451  451Rsearch  studies  surveys  segmentation  highlight  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
november 2014 by cote
SolidFire's OpenStack reference architecture is driving new sales and thought leadership
My report on SolidFire’s OpenStack reference architecture (RA) is now up. In addition to covering the RA itself, I was more curious to hear how the business had been going that is, “is it a thing?” As I put in my newsletter the day of the briefing, it seems like the answer is yes. Here’s the 451 Take: SolidFire’s flash-driven software-defined storage approach has always been interesting: It promises to act as a generic pool of very fast storage, supporting multiple workloads on each box, with different performance characteristics as desired. The company has been looking to move beyond being just another storage provider, and its reference architectures in OpenStack and VMware, sold under the Agile Infrastructure brand, seem to be doing just that. SolidFire says the resulting thought-leadership has changed many of its customer conversations to a holistic cloud discussion rather than it being just a parts supplier for cloud projects. Our ongoing work in cloud and OpenStack shows that end users are eager for simpler and easier approaches to getting up and running with public and private cloud, and with so many companies planning cloud projects in the next two years, SolidFire should find plenty of traction. Clients can read the full report with some future looking plans, commentary on momentum and pipeline, and a similar RA for VMware that SolidFire just released
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451Reports  SolidFire  OpenStack  cloud  451  link  tumblr:link 
september 2014 by cote
Containers as a service: Can Docker be a fresh opportunity for service providers?
As newsletter subscribers may recall, we’ve been talking internally at 451 about how service providers could use Docker, or not. The piece on that topic is now up, and free for all to view to boot. Here’s the 451 Take: Given the gulf between the actual needs of application stacks and the ability of modern hardware to pool physical resources, there is an opportunity for providers to move IaaS forward for developers. However, it requires commercial container vendors (Parallels) to tune their products toward delivering open-ended environments for users to bring their own applications, or it requires providers to blend IaaS with containerization to varying levels of sophistication on their own. Cloud computing succeeds because it is better at getting the consumer access to computing power than the alternative. In this case, developers are the consumer, and developers do not want to deal with every part of an operating system or systems concerns outside of their application. Developers happily pay low-cost providers $5 or $10 a month for a VM. If providers can give them superior service in the form of VM-less, stateful and container-ready environments they control for 1/10th the cost of production, this could shake up the cloud business, just as cloud shook up hosting before it. No more virtual machines, only apps. Carl Brooks did most of the heavy lifting here as he knows service providers (and existing containers-ish competitors like Parallels better than me. Obviously, since “developers” are my hammer, it’s nice that yet again Docker is a handy nail. Part of the reason I wrote that “big ass report” on developer relations was to help education service and cloud providers about the importance of developers and how to reach them. It’s nails all the way down!
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451Research  451  Docker  serviceproviders  devrel  link  tumblr:link 
september 2014 by cote
Zenoss is on the hunt for large enterprises with a little help from Hadoop and Docker
Back in my RedMonk days, I spoke with Zenoss a lot, so it was nice to finally catch-up with them again. They’re moving up-market and adding spending much time beefing up their back-end to handle the resulting, larger scale demands for a systems management platform in the enterprise space. The full report is available for 451 clients, but here’s the 451 Take: Zenoss has been undergoing much change in recent years. While other startups were snatched up and folded into larger vendors’ emerging cloud portfolios, Zenoss remained independent. The company has been transforming from its open source roots and now is solidly a commercial company, focusing upmarket on $45,000+ deals instead of smaller accounts. This is a wise move that lifts Zenoss out of competing at the low end (where the expansive nature of the platform makes the proposition too expensive) and allows it to focus on large enterprises that tend to like overstuffed systems management portfolios vs. the point tools from the likes of SolarWinds and others, which gobble up cash in the midmarket and below. As companies are switching their IT over to more cloud-like infrastructures, management vendors like Zenoss that can keep up with the new demands should find opportunities for growth. Is it working? Further in the report we cover the financial metrics that are known: The company says it has seen 30% Y/Y revenue growth and is now ‘north’ of $20m in annual revenue (Inc. reported its 2013 revenue at $22.4m). Zenoss says this is a record high and that it has a 93% renewal rate. If you’re not a client, sign-up for a trial to take a peek behind our paywall.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451Reports  451  Zenoss  systemsmanagement  link  tumblr:link 
august 2014 by cote
Teradici's remote workstation access product paves the way for a new type of WaaS
As you may recall, I write about virtual desktop stuff from time-to-time. Teradici recently launched a new workstation remote access package for engineers and CAD/CAM types. My 451 report on the topic is out, co-authored with Scott Ottaway. Teradici is an interesting company in this space as they get most of their revenue (70-75%) from OEM’ing their PCoIP technology to the likes of VMware, Amazon, HP, and many others for embedded use in those OEM’ers products and services. Here’s the 451 Take: As the needs for end-user computing devices continue to fragment, Teradici is wise to expand its portfolio and look downmarket. Its focus on specific use cases with high-end line-of-business applications is smart because of the potential revenue for these applications. We feel there will be a constant need for virtual desktops in the engineering and security fields, which like the controlled access. As new devices get into companies through BYOD programs, the demand for virtual desktop services is likely to increase for companies that need to support access to ‘traditional’ desktop applications from these new devices. Adding the ability to connect to workstations as a service in the public cloud should be appealing, especially for smaller businesses that may want to shift large up-front capital costs to ongoing operating expenses, renting monthly instead of buying up front. The company will have to pay special attention to building up its direct sales and marketing operations and expand beyond single OEM customers to maximize its growth opportunities. It’s a nice strategic move for the company to try and amp up it’s non-OEM business. Client can read the full report, or sign up for a trial (why not?).
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451  451Reports  451Research  virtualdesktops  Teradici  workstations  link  tumblr:link 
august 2014 by cote
Contentful seeks to purify content management with RESTful APIs and cloud services
I spoke with the folks at Contentful recently. They have an interesting smoothie of API management and CMS that looks hopeful to people like me who remember “mashups.” Anyhow, as always, the full report is available for clients, but here’s the 451 Take: As companies seek to become ‘digital enterprises,’ many are faced with the challenge of omni-channel marketing and content distribution: delivering content to Web browsers, mobile and tablet browsers, and even in-car systems, for example. While dreams of ‘mashups’ in the past sought to deliver programmer-friendly ways of accessing cleaned, tidy data over standard Web protocols, that technology doesn’t seem to have rolled out to the market beyond early prototypes popular at conferences – after all, who says ‘mashup’ any more? Contentful is bringing an interesting, RESTful, public cloud API approach to content management. The company’s challenge will be to out-innovate larger competitors that have much to lose in the small content management market. You can also apply to get trial access (why not?) to read this report and more of what we have tucked away behind the paywall.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451Reports  CMS  APIs  451  Contentful  link  tumblr:link 
august 2014 by cote
Rackspace continues to bring DevOps to the mainstream with new services
My recent report on Rackspace’s DevOps services is up. For a flat rate of $5,000 a month on-top of your cloud services they’ll do all sorts of DevOps-y things for for you. The full report is available for clients, but here’s the 451 Take: In our studies on DevOps, we’re constantly finding that companies would like to decrease the time it takes to get new applications and features into production. In one of our recent DevOps studies, more than 50% of mainstream (that is, non-technology) companies wanted to deploy their applications more frequently, especially companies with more than 100,000 employees. While much of what is required to achieve the benefits of DevOps is about ‘culture’ change (changing processes and roles within companies), that’s always been an obtuse thing to implement. On the other hand, there are quickly evolving tools and best practices that are more straightforward. Rackspace is doing an admirable job of bundling these tools and practices into two services that aim to help companies do DevOps. This type of offering, of course, aligns nicely with Rackspace’s new ‘we’re not just another cheap cloud’ managed cloud positioning. The DevOps market is in the early stages, but exploring specialized offerings like this will be key for Rackspace in building out its ‘managed cloud’ portfolio and positioning. If you’re not a client, why not try a trial?
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Rackspace  451  451Reports  DevOps  cloud  link  tumblr:link 
august 2014 by cote
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