Market Intelligence as a Platform

Liftr Insights Releases its Market Intelligence Platform at Open Compute Project Global Summit 2020

Liftr Insights Releases its Market Intelligence Platform at Open Compute Project Global Summit 2020   AUSTIN, Texas – January 20 – Liftr Insights, a global internet-attached infrastructure industry research and advisory company, will be a sponsor at the 2020 Open Compute Project Global Summit in San Jose, California. Liftr Insights will highlight its Market Intelligence…

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Liftr Look Ahead: January 2020 Earnings Reports (CSPs)

Liftr Look Ahead: January 2020 Earnings Reports (CSPs) The first round of earnings reports for calendar Q1 2020 have rolled in. We’ll cover Alphabet, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. Let’s take a look, paying particular attention to infrastructure-as-a-service.   Amazon – AWS Over the course of 13 years, AWS continually refines its infrastructure software to run more efficiently on its hardware. Its goal…

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Liftr Look Ahead: AWS Outposts – Taking Business From Server Vendors

Liftr Look Ahead: AWS Outposts – Taking Business From Server Vendors High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the Cloud High-performance computing (HPC) requires high bandwidth and low latency networks, which is a large part of what makes HPC expensive. AWS has set out to lower the cost of HPC by creating AWS Outposts, which allows them to potentially take business away from branded…

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Liftr Look Ahead: AMD Time Series Data – The Journey to Capture Cloud Market Share

Liftr Look Ahead: AMD Time Series Data – The Journey to Capture Cloud Market Share Fighting for Cloud Market Share Previously, we discussed AMD and its journey to capture significant cloud market share from Intel. Today, we will look at time series data provided by Liftr Insights, showing AMD’s success during 2019.     Liftr Insights Visual Time Series…

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Liftr Look Ahead: Cloud Provider Pricing – The Complexity of Public Cloud IaaS Compute Pricing

Liftr Look Ahead: Cloud Provider Pricing – The Complexity of Public Cloud IaaS Compute Pricing Public Cloud IaaS Compute Pricing is Complex Public cloud IaaS compute pricing is not simple. Let’s look at pricing for compute resources such as – processors and accelerators, not including storage or networking.   Renting Instance Type Sizes Remember, an…

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Liftr Look Ahead: Private Managed and Hybrid Clouds – Choices When Scaling

Liftr Look Ahead: Private Managed and Hybrid Clouds – Choices When Scaling What’s the difference between public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud? Everyone doesn’t use consistent terminology and definitions when talking about public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud computing. LIftr Insights uses the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition of…

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Look Ahead: Disaggregated Accelerators – The Gift of Flexibility from AWS, GCP, and Azure

Liftr Look Ahead: Disaggregated Accelerators – The Gift of Flexibility from AWS, GCP, and Azure The Importance of Disaggregated Accelerators AWS, Google Cloud and Azure offer disaggregated accelerators to their IaaS cloud customers. What does this mean and why is it important?    A Review on Instance Types  To review, an instance type describes a…