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Will open source software become a 'tragedy of the commons'?
I love this concept of tragedy of the anti-commons: “Strong management can stop this overuse. But because contributors haven't been able to derive value through a platform built just for them, they must look for other ways to gain value, perhaps through the addition of intellectual property. And this leads us into the tragedy of the anti-commons. We have seen cases where a fork of an open source software project or even just the threat of a fork can act as disincentive to steering or influencing for a particular group or provider's benefit, but this presents other challenges to the code moving forward.”
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march 2018 by cote
Can Google Cloud Platform beat out AWS and Microsoft for future enterprise wallet share?
Good coverage and commentary on the recent Google Cloud stuff, including this marketshare sum-up:

"Enterprise service, AWS, which has a network of more than 30,000 enterprise end users, was the most cited (56.6% of survey respondents) for multi-tenant IaaS interest in 2015, with Microsoft's Azure trailing at 42.7%. AWS claims over one million active customers in 190 countries, and reports that it has a roughly $10bn run rate."
numbers  451research  marketshare  Google  enterprise  cloud  publiccloud  cloudnative  AWS  momentum  gae 
march 2016 by cote
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Some nice shadow IT study figures from Jay Lyman during a... - April 20, 2015 at 02:40PM
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april 2015 by cote
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The top 10 new opportunities for software-defined infrastructure technology, from some recent 451 surveying, n=192
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december 2014 by cote
StackStorm automates and monitors a core DevOps asset: the software delivery pipeline
I’ve been speaking with StackStorm on and off for a few months now. I finally got around to writing up a report on them, available for clients. Here’s the 451 Take: StackStorm fancies itself an automation company, and with experience from Opalis Software, it’s little wonder. What’s interesting about its approach is that it’s automating the DevOps pipeline, including the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) process. This may seem like a minor concern, namely, working on developer tools. And ‘developers don’t pay for anything,’ right? However, in cloud native application and DevOps teams, the CI/CD pipeline is the core factory for a company: it’s a mission-critical process that needs as much monitoring and automation as production itself. If your business depends on being able to deploy new code every week – or daily – anything that slows down that pipeline is bad, very bad. Not only that, integrating the pipeline with production monitoring and automation helps realize the full continuous delivery vision. Hence, StackStorm finds itself in an interesting position, vision-wise: we’ll take care of the new mission-critical asset for you, the DevOps pipeline. Few other vendors have that scope of vision, at the moment at least. Check out the full report behind 451’s paywall - apply for a trial if needed, there’s great stuff back there!
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december 2014 by cote
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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:
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december 2014 by cote
Opportunities for Service Providers and DevOps - YouTube
We did a passel of videos at our recent HCTS conference. Here’s one I did with Scott Ottaway about opportunities for service providers in cloud and developer. See the others as they’re posted in YouTube.
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november 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
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
The Emerging Market in DevOps - 451 Research’s Q1 2014 DevOps Study O…
The Emerging Market in DevOps - 451 Research’s Q1 2014 DevOps Study Overview for Vendors from Michael Coté My team at 451 does a fair amount of consulting with vendors on the topic of DevOps: what is it, why do people use it, and how can I, the vendor, do something with it? I’ve presented on our thoughts on what DevOps means for end-users many times, but I wanted to share the conversation we have with vendors as well. Obviously, this is just a quick introduction and overview. What’s always esp. interesting is seeing how various companies figure out how to apply it to their plans and portfolios. I tinker with this presentation often so I’ll try to upload new versions as they come. Several weeks back, 451 re-did how we divide up our research practices and DevOps plays a central role in one the practices I manage, “Development, DevOps, and Middleware”…so you can be we’ll continue to do a lot in the DevOps space. Anyhow, tell me what you think!
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august 2014 by cote
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I’ve been putting together some DevOps study charts this morning. Check out the newsletter later today for a brief explanation, and then maybe a 451 report in the future.
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july 2014 by cote
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From What is the Future of Converged Hardware?
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may 2014 by cote
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"A triangle model to deal with an ever evolving thought technology": What Does “Enterprise Grade” Mean, Really? from Michael Coté At this year’s Uptime Symposium I was asked to give a lunch time talk. I proposed “What does enterprise grade mean really?” as a sort of way to force myself to contemplate it. Here’s my first cut, input would be great as I’ll be tuning and practicing it between Monday and actually giving it on Wednesday. It has some of my usual nonsense on DevOps and “software defined business,” but also a proposal for a triangle. It’s more, you know, intended to be “thought provoking” than correct and “prescriptive.” See the raw slides over in Slideshare, as always.
enterprise  enterprisegrade  presentations  CoteSpeaking  451  451Research  uptime14  cloud  DevOps  triangles  highlight  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:text 
may 2014 by cote
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When is this DevOps Unicorn Going to Sprout Wings and Fly? - DevOps Days Austin, May 2014 from Michael Coté Here’s the talk I’ll be giving for the day two keynote at DevOpsDays Austin tomorrow.
DevOps  CoteSpeaking  cloud  451  451Research  presentations  marketsizing  highlight  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:text  DevOpsDays 
may 2014 by cote
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DevOps folks don’t have much in the way of “orchestration.” In our 1Q2014 DevOps Study (the first rev of this study), we wanted to explore the DevOps toolchain. The high-level categories are summarized above: there’s some good usage of tools, but if you dig deeper, most of the tools are “legacy” tools. When you dig in deeper, DIY tools do dominate usage as well. Notably - esp. for ServiceNow’s recently announced features and demo of being an “orchestrator of orchestrators” with Puppet and other fancy tools - orchestration/topology/architecture was in very low use. I spoke a bit to this slide at my Red Hat Summit talk on cloud and DevOps, and you can see the next rumination on this study and other 451 work at DevOpsDays Austin next week.
DevOps  slides  charts  451  451Research  automation  know14  knowledge14  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
april 2014 by cote
VMware launches 'desktop as a service' offering with recently acquired Desktone
Earlier this week VMware announced it’s Desktop-as-Service (DaaS) offering, building on-top of the recently acquired Desktone asset. I have a 451 report for clients up. Here’s the 451 Take: VMware is launching a desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offering at an appropriate time, both beating Amazon to the 1.0 punch and playing into key trends that seem to be giving virtual desktops a new breath of life. There’s been a steady increase in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, tightly coupled with the fragmentation of the PC market brought on by mobility: tablets, Apple and Android – not to mention the continued spread of the Web as a major ‘platform.’ Meanwhile, the profusion of Windows-based applications and other ‘legacy’ corporate IT services are not always ready to convert to the new platforms, opening up the need for virtual desktops. Finally, cloud infrastructure technologies and business models are making the managing of the back end for virtual desktop systems more cost-efficient. The confluence of these trends points toward companies tilting at the virtual desktop windmills again, but this time with a ‘SaaSy’ lance. If you’re a 451 client, check out the full report, or feel free to lead-gen yourself with free 30 day trial.
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march 2014 by cote
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The Cloud^H^H^H^H^HDevOps Milieu, circa March 2014 from Michael Coté I just gave this presentation to the Ansible Meetup here in Austin. It’s, hopefully, a “living presentation” that I can roll through-out the year, freshening up next time. It gathers up key parts of 451’s quantitative work, included a fresh DevOps study, to noodle on the equation IT - SaaS = what? (Spoiler alert: As you, dear readers, would probably guess: the “what?” equals developers.) The abstract: We all know that cloud is a big deal, and cloud-native production cultures like DevOps are increasing in interest and maturity. Wide-spread market-adoption of all this cloud fun is slowly creaking out beyond the hoodie-festooned set, a trend we rabidly follow at 451 Research. This short talk with provide a brief baseline of where we are with cloud and DevOps as seen through the analyst lens of end-user surveys, market observations, and plane old screw-ball analyst-think. It wraps up with a “so what?” to motivate folks to chase that “software is eating the world” unicorn dream.
451  451Research  highlight  CoteSpeaking  cloud  DevOps  presentations  spending  developers  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:text 
march 2014 by cote
Rainforest QA speeds up continuous integration cycle with blended cyborg model for testing
When I spoke at HeavyBit sometime ago on how to deal with analysts, I meet a several interesting development tool folks. One of them was Rainforest QA. I did a recent write-up of the company, available to 451 subscribers (a free trial is just a lead-gen away!). Here’s my take on the company: As we opined last year, software development has changed dramatically, for the better, in recent years. The rise in demand for mobile and Web applications has been fueled by the broad availability of cheap, fungible infrastructure in the form of the cloud – seeding the ground for the code-slinging set that’s seeking to inject software into the world’s every nook and cranny. The testing, or QA, step in the software development lifecycle has always been a point of contention, often relying on labor-intensive manual testing or developer cycles to continually script automated testing: both are expensive, tiresome options for those wanting to deploy code weekly into production. Rainforest QA has an innovative approach to speeding up testing for Web UIs, and we look forward to seeing whether their method cures QA ills. Read the full report over at 451.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451  451Research  451Reports  QA  HeavyBit  SaaS  b2d  testing  startups  crowdsourcing  link  tumblr:link 
february 2014 by cote
CopperEgg tackles APM space under Idera
My colleague Dennis Callaghan wrote up an update around CopperEgg, the APM tool purchased by Idera in July of 2013. While you’ll have to be a 451 client to read the full report (or sign up for a free trial), here’s some excerpts: Now under Idera, CopperEgg has added real-user monitoring and repositioned itself as an application performance management SaaS vendor. And the 451 Take: We’re glad to see CopperEgg running fairly independently within Idera, though we’ll be interested to see how Idera can bring some of its and Precise’s IP to bolster CopperEgg, particularly in database performance monitoring. CopperEgg is growing nicely, though at four years old, it’s not clear that it’s really faring any better than its competition in a crowded and muddled space. The company can offer a front-to-back-end performance monitoring tool, though it still can’t go too deep on the application side. Still, CopperEgg has given Idera a solid presence in SaaS-based monitoring, one that was built from the ground up for SaaS, and Idera is managing it the right way so far. Check out more in the full report.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451Research  451  451Reports  APM  CopperEgg  systemsmanagement  Idera  M&A  link  tumblr:link 
february 2014 by cote
IBM goes bonkers for devops, highlighting how it's being interwoven with its portfolio
After attending the IBM software group analyst summit, it was clear that IBM is going “all in” on DevOps. This is not only product-wise, but internally as well. I hope to be covering this topic more. In the meantime, for 451 clients, here’s my report on the topic, and the summary out-take: These activities feel like the start of IBM kicking off a new multi-year initiative: enabling its usual large enterprise customer base to take advantage of devops to deliver software to market with faster feedback loops. IBM is one of few companies that have the track record, will and resources to invest in multiple-year strategies like this. After several previous attempts to apply cloud technologies and practices to its portfolio and customer base, this time it feels like IBM has finally settled on the right mix of plan, market timing and resources. Now the hard work begins – building it all and bringing the resulting portfolio to market year after year. If you don’t have access, you can always lead-gen yourself and get a 30 day trial.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  IBM  451  451Research  DevOps  cloud  link  tumblr:link  ibmpulse 
december 2013 by cote
Cloud pricing: It's (really) complicated | Cloud Computing - InfoWorld
451 found that there is a large differentiation among providers when it comes to pricing, which it says is because the market is still “finding its feet” so there are not standards for anything across providers, and especially with pricing. “Obviously this isn’t great for consumers, who have to understand each method and weigh every option when selecting a provider. Furthermore, comparing the total price of an application between providers and working out the value of a number of offerings is a difficult task.”
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december 2013 by cote
Still-free Spiceworks version 7 refreshes helpdesk, MDM, cloud management
I was at Spiceworld this week. The company released version 7, which is piled high with features. Long time readers will know that I’ve always liked Spiceworks and talked with for many years. There’s always something interesting going on over there. Here’s an excerpt from my write-up on them and Spiceworks 7: [T]he company has cultivated a good relationship with its real customers, other tech vendors that would like to sell to the 2.7 million IT pros that use Spiceworks monthly. Spiceworks often says it’s the bare minimum needed for any IT problem, leaving plenty of head room for other IT management vendors to sell into. Clearly the company has to stop itself from commoditizing (as in ‘free’) too much of its real customers’ business, and balancing ‘good enough’ with ‘click here to pay for more’ is always a challenge. Still, there’s not much to argue with when it comes to a free product, and the community seems happy. 451 clients can check out the full report here.
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november 2013 by cote
CSC reaches for cloud management vendor ServiceMesh
We did a write-up yesterday on CSC’s acquisition of ServiceMesh, here for 451 subscribers (there’s always [the 30 day trial](https://451research.com/apply-for-trial), too). For me, this makes much clearer CSC’s ambitions: to be a cloud player, particularly going after enterprises who want to build private clouds and manage the use of public clouds. Coming from Dell - which purchased Enstratius this year for this same general play - you can imagine I’m highly interested in this whole “multi-cloud management” space. For an in-depth, conversational overview of multi-cloud management, also check out this 2012 interview I did with John Willis on Enstratius (before they were acquired). It’s product centric, but the goals are all multi-cloud.
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november 2013 by cote
451 Research Infrastructure Software team overview (with cloud)
451 Research Infrastructure Software team overview (with cloud) from Michael Coté I recently put together these slides as an overview for what my team does. They’re, you know, sale-y. There’s an example of a commonly asked question in there as well which gives you a taste of the survey data 451 has in-house from TheInfoPro.
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october 2013 by cote
The public cloud plateau
In 2011, 17% of respondents to 451’s survey said they used some public cloud resources. By the same time in 2012, it had jumped to 25%. In January it was as 42%, and when the study was conducted earlier this year it remained again at 42%. Good news for the set every tech vendor that does not include Amazon.
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october 2013 by cote
SUSE sets sights on OpenStack growth, Hyper-V support with SUSE Cloud 2.0
This is my first published piece at 451 Research, a straight-forward write-up of SUSE’s recent OpenStack distro release. It’s for clients/subscribers only, but there’s always the 30 day free trial if you want to take peek ;>
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october 2013 by cote
CotéIndustries.com • "The cloud computing market will grow from $5.7B...
"The cloud computing market will grow from $5.7B in 2012 to $20B in 2016, attaining a 36% CAGR over the forecast period. The following graphic from the report shows the breakout of revenue on a yearly basis throughout the forecast period." (via 451 Research: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Fastest Growing Area Of Cloud Computing
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september 2013 by cote
The cloud: where database startups go to die?
It is not surprising that database startups are attracted to the DBaaS delivery model, with our own forecasts indicating that DBaaS revenue should grow at a CAGR of 86% from $150m in 2012 to $1.8bn by 2016. However, we have already seen a number of database startups that have failed to capitalize on this opportunity, and the cloud delivery model should by no means be seen as an easy option. To be clear: if you are struggling to gain adoption in an on-premises database market in which Oracle, IBM and Microsoft claim roughly 90% of revenue, don’t expect an easy ride in a DBaaS market in which Amazon accounted for more than 90% of all revenue in 2012, and is expected to increase its share of the market between now and 2016. [T]his report should serve as a warning for other startups that are looking to the cloud delivery model to save them from an inability to gain traction for on-premises adoption (we won’t name names – the more realistic will know who they are, and the less realistic will assume we are talking about their rivals, anyway). This is a nice overview of DBaaS from the new analyst house. if you don’t have access, try a trial and tell them Cote sentchya ;)
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september 2013 by cote

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