Cloud Computing, Software-As-A-Service, and Managed Hosting

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The available sample reports relating to Cloud Computing, Software-As-A-Service, and Managed Hosting are listed below.

PaaS Competitive Analysis - This analysis details the Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities of a leading cloud services provider, including descriptions of pricing structures for deploying a Public Cloud PaaS, how BYOL (Bring your own License) is handled, and the tools and services the provider offers to assist PaaS customers.
Cloud Migration Competitive Analysis - This analysis covers the cloud migration services offerings from a leading cloud provider and includes detail on end-to-end services to migrate workloads from a dedicated IT environment to a customer-chosen cloud-based environment, transformation and transition services offered, services to assist in registration, testing and deployment of a customer’s cloud-migrated environment, and cloud migration services pricing.
Cloud Program Competitive Analysis - This report presents the results of an analysis regarding the cloud services offerings from a key cloud services provider and includes highly detailed information on the types of clients being targeted, the top/main/key types of workloads targeted/supported, and competitor sales process and customer experience.
US Colocation Market Competitive Pricing Analysis - This report presents the results of an analysis regarding the colocation pricing structure, discounts, and contract term length for data center colocated equipment from a key colocation services provider in a specific US territory. The analysis includes details on specific multi-cabinet environments, bandwidth connectivity, standard SLA terms for heat and humidity, and performance/SLA guarantees.
Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing Services Competitive Analysis - This report presents the results of an analysis regarding the managed and cloud computing services offered in the United States and EMEA by a major services competitor. The analysis includes line item pricing for several managed hosting platforms and value-add options including price discounting structures (volume and/or length of contract), best and final pricing, overall SLA terms, and value added services for NAS/SAN, DNS Management, data Backups, managed DBA services, Active Directory services, LDAP services and HA clustering services, and virtualization services. The cloud portion of the analysis includes pricing structures for cloud resources (set up fees, contract terms, term discounts, etc.) as well as add on services such as firewall and security services, VPN connectivity, load balancing, application licensing & management, SLAs, and predefined bundles of compute, memory, storage, bandwidth, etc.
Website Testing/Monitoring Services Competitive Analysis - This report evaluates the SaaS Business Service Management (BSM) and Quality Management (Website Testing) solutions from a major BSM/QM competitor. The report focuses on the central themes of the competitor's sales strategy and how it typically targets its customers, customer value propositions and primary benefits stressed, sales messages and superiority claims when selling its BSM/QM solutions, licensing model for the solutions including what term options are available and whether it offers a "pay as you go" model option, typical street pricing/discounting practices, and delivery methodology (e.g. self-service etc.).

SaaS Pricing Competitive Analysis - This analysis takes a detailed look at the software as a service (SaaS) packaging of human resources management software by a leading supplier. In addition to providing details on SaaS including pricing model/structure, minimum contract terms and any price breaks offered for longer contract terms, a description of the SaaS implementation process and fees, up front costs associated with getting a SaaS implementation started, etc., the analysis also provides a detailed look at the corresponding pricing and terms for the licensed version of the software including how it is positioned against the SaaS version.
Converged Cloud Infrastructure System Competitive Pricing Analysis - This report presents the results of an analysis regarding the pricing of selected converged infrastructure cloud solutions for private and hybrid cloud deployments. The report includes line item pricing and configuration details for specific enterprise customer scenarios from a leading supplier of integrated systems for cloud computing.
Cloud Infrastructure Competitive Analysis - This report presents the results of an analysis regarding a major competitor's cloud offering with particular emphasis on Cloud Servers with Managed Service Layer. Report details include a description and corresponding pricing structure of the Virtual Machine Configuration options available, O/Ss supported, available SLA package options, typical provisioning times, supported hypervisor technologies, and managed services options and pricing.
UK Colocation Provider Competitive Pricing Analysis - This report presents the results of an analysis of the collocation pricing and terms for a half-dozen colocation usage scenarios (for various combinations of Kw per cabinet, total Kw required, and term lengths) offered by a major data center provider in each of two specific territories located in the UK.
IaaS Battle Card - This battle card targets a major provider of global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to enterprise customers. The card is intended to serve as a quick reference to enterprise sales reps and contains sections on Company Strengths and Weaknesses, Product Overview, Sales Strategy, Value-Add Elevator Pitch, Objection Handling, and Pricing.
Web Services Management Competitive Analysis - This analysis looks at how key web services suppliers are positioning and selling their web services management offering to customers as well as how this positioning approach supports and fits into the competitors' broader product strategy. The report also includes an analysis of how the competitors plan to leverage the Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) standard to further their management software strategies.
SaaS Auto Dealer Services Competitive Analysis - This report analyzes the Software as a Service (SaaS) version of a major auto dealer management system software manufacturer with an emphasis on how the pricing and features of this SaaS offering differ from the licensed version of the software.

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