Liftr Look Ahead: Liftr Cloud Regions Map Updates - CMGR
The Liftr Cloud Regions Map – A Tool for Investors
The Liftr Cloud Regions Map is a visual tool provided by Liftr Insights that allows investors to see up-to-date cloud components supplier availability (processor and accelerator brands) and other key infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings in every region of each tracked cloud service provider (CSP). Liftr Insights currently tracks four CSPs in our Liftr Cloud Regions Map – AWS, Azure, GCP and Alibaba Cloud.
Many of the pull-down options in the Liftr Cloud Regions Map are derived from Liftr Cloud Components Tracker data. Think of the Liftr Cloud Components Tracker like measuring share of shelf in a supermarket or other retail storefront – it informs customers about the complexity of a tracked cloud’s IaaS offering. Parts of that complexity are the share of services that use different processor and accelerator chips, including the versions of each chip, as well as how much memory is used and more.
Let’s look at some examples of how using the CMGR drop-down option on the Liftr Cloud Regions Map gives clarity to investors.
What is CMGR?
CMGR means “compound monthly growth rate.” Most investors use CAGR, or “compound annual growth rate” on a regular basis. CMGR uses the same calculation. Liftr Insights uses CMGR to track the rapidly evolving complexity of public cloud providers on a monthly basis.
For the Liftr Cloud Regions Map the CMGR metric captures a rolling six-month snapshot of the growth in complexity for each region of the CSPs we track. We recorded this segment in February 2020, so the rolling six-month CMGR numbers we’re about to talk about cover August 2019 through January 2020.
Using CMGR Data for CSPs in Europe
Zooming in on London we can see that Azure’s united-kingdom-south region has –1.0% six-month CMGR. A negative number means a reduction in complexity – in this case Azure deleted some older instance types from London without introducing enough new instance types to offset the deficit. In other words, Azure’s IaaS menu for developers shrank during the covered six months.
In stark comparison with Azure’s CMGR in London, Azure’s france-central region in Paris has a CMGR of 26.6%, indicating quite a bit of new product introductions in Paris during the same six months.
Similarly, when we mouse over to Belgium, Google Cloud shows a 10.9% CMGR at its europe-west1 region.
Finally, mousing over to Frankfurt, we see that AWS has a 5.7% CMGR.
Going a Step Further…
While our Liftr Cloud Regions Map is great for interactively checking what is available now in individual regions, Liftr Cloud Components Tracker customers receive a detailed summary of month-to-month deployment changes as they happen.
For this example, the CMGR of top public cloud buildouts provides macroeconomic feedback to investors as they track the long-term impacts of Brexit and of stronger European Union data privacy and locality laws.
Make sure to also check out our Liftr Cloud Regions Map videos on accelerator and processor brands.
Liftr Cloud Components Tracker: http://bit.ly/2QceXlT
Liftr Cloud Regions Map: http://bit.ly/2LGB5PV
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