March 2017

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Japan (March 2017). This report specifically evaluates the Japanese market and the preference of Japanese customers. In this Magic Quadrant, both Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision for each player are evaluated by analyzing which are "change leaders" that can improve Japanese market situation from "confirmation of the basic" to a new stage, by using appropriate messages about cloud. Gartner identifies AWS as a Leader positioned the furthest completeness of vision and the highest for ability to execute in Japan. Cloud IaaS, in the context of this Magic Quadrant, is defined as "a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand."

 

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January 2017

PostNL enlisted Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help them move and run part of their IT application landscape into the public cloud. AWS is now running a significant part of the business critical logistics applications that are at the core of the Dutch Postal incumbent. As a result, PostNL has access to a reliable, flexible IT infrastructure that can scale up and down with the demands of the business. IT costs have been significantly reduced, but more importantly, the move to the cloud resulted in a major decrease of the time-to-market and it has helped PostNL IT to focus on delivering business value.


 

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December 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just released Greengrass, a significant expansion of its IoT solution portfolio that extends compute, storage, and connectivity from the cloud to the edge. AWS Greengrass simplifies the programming model for developers building complex distributed systems with microservice architectures.


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December 2016

Public cloud IaaS offerings are not commodities. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must choose an offering that matches their use case and specific needs. The most capable public cloud IaaS offerings can be successfully used for both new and existing applications; they enhance both developer productivity and infrastructure and operations efficiency, and may enable IT transformation. Amazon Web Services receives a 4.73/5 for Application Development, 4.8/5 for Batch Computing, 4.69/5 for Cloud Native Applications, 4.37/5 for General Business, and 4.63/5 for IoT.

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December 2016

IDC interviewed three organizations using Amazon DynamoDB to learn more about their use cases and impressions of the technology and service. According to these organizations, Amazon DynamoDB has not only proven to be a cost-effective NoSQL solution but also well designed to address the demands of 3rd Platform workloads, which capabilities that have pleased the customers interviewed, each indicating that it could not accomplish what it has done with the RDBMS products it had been using previously. Furthermore, it seems clear that the cloud-based nature of the product delivers a level of flexible scalability that meets the extreme demands of customers' application scenarios.

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December 2016

In 2016, Experton Group has again conducted an independent analysis of the German market for cloud technologies, services and transformation services. This is the seventh edition of this benchmark for Germany. Based on a total of about 450 vendors in Germany, Experton Group identified 155 vendors that are relevant for the German market and have been selected for a detailed analysis and positioning within the benchmark. These are impressive results that demonstrate the role of cloud computing in today’s business world, and in particular in the German economy. The development of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the cloud business is absolutely outstanding. Over the past years and in the context of old-established IT service providers, AWS has managed to develop from a pioneering outsider to a true Cloud leader. And not just in the core segment "Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)" in the public cloud market, but now also in four other segments "Iaas – Public Cloud Storage", "Cloud Workplaces", “Big Data Analytics as a Service” and "Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Development Solutions". This clearly shows that AWS is a focused player in the cloud market, which is known for technological interoperability, performance and safety.

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November 2016

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Transport charged with the responsibility for improving road safety in Great Britain. Part of this remit covers the annual Ministry of Transport (MOT) test certification required for all motor vehicles over three years old. Under previous government policies, this service was delivered on a private finance initiative (PFI) contract over 10 years. The PFI was designed around the premise that the service was a profit-orientated approach (pay-per-MOT pass) where the incumbent was not incentivized to modernize the solution. Today, the need for greater agility and the rise of mobile technologies have changed people's expectations about what a service comprises and how it should be delivered. DVSA recognized that it has a wealth of information that could be offered as value-add services to a range of different customers, from citizens to garages. This report looks at how DVSA managed to successfully complete a transformation from an old legacy mainframe solution to a modern cloud-hosted solution delivered on time and on budget.

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October 2016

IDC interviewed eight organizations using Amazon Redshift to explore its impact on their data warehousing, IT, and business operations. According to these organizations, Amazon Redshift has not only proven to be a cost-effective data warehousing platform for them but also enabled them to create more value with analytics and data through its ease of use, performance, and scalability. IDC projects that these organizations will realize average annual benefits worth $758,845 per 100TB per year over five years, which would result in an average return on investment (ROI) of 469%.

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September 2016

Reducing costs by 8% and growing revenue by 14% are among the objectives in Enel's strategic plan for 2015–2019. The company is digitally transforming to capture opportunities emerging for new digital business models. At the same time, it is leveraging new technologies to digitize existing business, to gain efficiency and improve existing processes and company assets. As part of this transformation, the CIO laid out a new IT strategy and redesigned the IT organization, with cloud as a key pillar and enabler of the strategy. "The migration of our infrastructure into the cloud fits perfectly in the company's digital transformation strategy," said Carlo Bozzoli, Global CIO, Enel. "It makes the company agile, and enables it to proactively manage market evolution."

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September 2016

On September 14, 2016, Amazon announced the availability of Amazon Echo outside the US in its two largest European markets — the UK and Germany. At the same time, Amazon announced a new version of the Echo line that dramatically reduces the cost of extending Amazon's Alexa voice assistant platform into more locations in customer homes. CMOs who don't already have a plan for dealing with the expanding influence of voice as a customer interaction channel now have fair warning: Voice-based intelligent agents (IAs) are here to stay.

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August 2016

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide (August 2016). Cloud IaaS, in the context of this Magic Quadrant, is defined as "a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand."

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October 2016

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant Operational Database Management Systems. Gartner defines leaders as those that generally demonstrate the most support for a broad range of operational applications, based on support for a wide range of data types and multiple use cases. These vendors demonstrate consistent customer satisfaction and strong customer support.

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September 2016

Being cloud-first is a no-brainer for the proverbial five-guys-in-a-room startup. That's how they're born. Paradoxically, it's much harder for large organizations with comprehensive IT budgets — they live and breathe with billions of euros in critical assets they have to babysit, tens of thousands of employees to service, and complex legacy enterprise architectures that they need to maintain. Talk about changing a wheel while driving on the highway! Can it really be done? If so, how? The case of Deutsche Bahn, steered by DB Systel, can help us find some direction.

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September 2016

This whitepaper, sponsored by AWS, draws on research done by IDC that highlights the advantages of selecting a provider like Amazon Web Services with an ecosystem of storage and adjacent infrastructure services. These advantages are not only greater economic savings but also provides agility and time-to-market, interoperability, and scalability advantages for the customer.

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September 2016

Gartner examines how AWS and other leading cloud providers enable organizations to make cloud-based workloads more secure than those in on-premises datacenters. The Gartner note offers specific advice on how to best improve cloud security, and the paper's strategic planning assumptions through 2020 note that: 1) cloud workloads will suffer at least 60% fewer security incidents; 2) 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer's fault; and 3) 99% of vulnerabilities exploited will be known by security and IT pros for at least one year.

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August 2016

This IDC Buyer Case Study focuses on how the U.K.-based start-up bank Monzo built a mobile-first digital bank by leveraging AWS infrastructure and microservices architectures. It also discusses the challenges Monzo faced in building a digital bank and how it overcame these issues to meet stringent regulatory requirements in the banking sector.

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August 2016

Forrester Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Category of the Forrester Wave Big Data NoSQL, Q3. Forrester identified the 15 most significant big data NoSQL solutions and researched, analyzed, and scored them. Amazon DynamoDB is a leader and according to Forrester, the most popular NoSQL cloud database. 

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August 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to develop the business case for independent software vendors (ISVs) that sell on-premises software to develop software-as-a-service (SaaS) on AWS. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of developing a SaaS product.

The ISV Business Case for Building SaaS on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an August 2016 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Amazon Web Services

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July 2016

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services. Gartner defines leaders as offering innovative storage offerings built on a hardened platform, with global data centers and established credibility as a business.

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July 2016

This whitepaper, sponsored by AWS, draws on research done by ESG to highlight how Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offerings like Amazon WorkSpaces can help organizations simplify their desktop and application delivery operations, achieve greater business agility and an improved security posture, and save money, all while providing end users with greater flexibility to be productive anywhere, anytime, across a variety of devices.

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March 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a diverse cloud services portfolio that can be used to develop a wide range of IoT applications. Thanks to a customer driven market understanding and a high speed of innovation deriving from the public cloud market, AWS is also top-notch in the market for IoT backend providers. Currently AWS is regarded as the company with the most attractive IoT backend portfolio.

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March 2016

This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Amazon Web Services IoT Platform. This analysis provides a company and product overview, including a focus on the technology elements and security aspects of the AWS IoT platform and reviews key potential success factors, differentiators, and go-to-market strategies. The analysis concludes that AWS IoT ”deserves attention because it has brought to the market a number of meaningful differentiators and advances in security features that are fundamental to reliable and secure IoT deployments.”

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February 2016

Ongoing developments in cloud computing are rapidly moving the promise of achieving business value from Big Data into a reality. In this report, 451 Research takes an in-depth look across multiple organizations to analyze and articulate the benefits of deploying Big Data solutions with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The research covers organizations from multiple industries and areas of specialization. The findings concluded that AWS played a critical role in helping customers gain efficiencies and economic benefits while maintaining performance and scalability; and identified five fundamental ways that the combination of cloud computing and big-data analytics are delivering business value.

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November 2015

IDC rates Amazon Web Services as a leader in the  IDC MarketScape: Canadian Hybrid Cloud Services 2015 Vendor Assessment. “AWS is synonymous with cloud computing. AWS popularized the scalable pay-as-you-go model that has become the foundation of as-a-service technologies. Since its beginning, AWS has been an innovator, the first to introduce new solutions and industrywide price reductions. AWS is clearly the largest public IaaS provider globally and in Canada.”

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November 2015

IDC rates Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Category of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Public Deployment-Centric Cloud Application Platform 2015 Vendor Assessment. IDC identified the  most significant PaaS  providers and researched, analyzed, and scored them. IDC writes that “AWS has a good track record of rapid delivery of new and innovative services while the positive characteristics of the platform include self-service features and granular service pricing with extensive monitoring possible. Partners like the ease of use of the overall AWS services.”

 

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October 2015

Learn more about Amazon QuickSight in this Gartner report.

 

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September 2015

This report examines Transport for London (TfL)’s use of Amazon Web Services – both to improve the agility and responsiveness of its own digital services, and to establish a third-party developer ecosystem (primarily tech start-ups) that can leverage its openly-licensed travel data stream to build their own travel planning applications for Londoners.

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July 2015

Norwegian media giant Schibsted switched 3.5 million registered users to the AWS cloud for single sign-on and payment purposes in just one night in October and one night in December (in Sweden and then in Norway, respectively). In addition, their engineers are using AWS' PaaS and IaaS for application and infrastructure development, and more developments are likely to come. It describes its experience with AWS as "magnificent."

 

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August 2015

Learn more about Amazon Aurora.

 

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May 2015

AWS commissioned IDC to interview 11 organizations that deployed applications on AWS. IDC set out to understand the long-term economic implications of moving workloads onto Amazon cloud infrastructure services, the impact of moving applications on developer productivity and business agility, and the new opportunities that businesses could address by moving resources onto AWS. IDC discovered that the five-year total cost of ownership (TCO) of developing, deploying, and managing critical applications in AWS delivered a 64.3% savings when compared with deploying the same resources on-premises or in hosted environments. The findings also showed a 560% ROI over five years and 81.7% less downtime.

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March 2015

The Kuppinger & Cole IaaS Leadership Compass report provides an overview and analysis of the market for Infrastructure as a Service by security-focused analyst firm KuppingerCole. AWS is the overall Leader and is a leader in the 3 out of 3 rating categories (Product Leader, Market Leader, and Innovation Leader). Kuppinger & Cole is based in Germany and focuses on security and identity access topics.

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February 2015

IDC rates Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Category in the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Public laaS 2015 Vendor Assessment. “Founded in 2006, AWS is the pacesetter in cloud computing, popularizing the scalable, pay-as-you-go model that has become the foundation of as-a-service technologies. AWS' sole focus is cloud, and this single-mindedness and culture of innovation in service and scale has served the company well. IDC estimated that AWS' 2014 global revenue is four times the size of its nearest competitor. This rule holds true in the Canadian public IaaS marketplace as well.”

 

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December 2014

IDC’s 2014 EMEA Government IaaS Providers MarketScape evaluates leading cloud providers based on Portfolio, Strategy, Security and Go-To-Market criteria. The research analyzes the capabilities that global and EMEA-based providers offer and those that they plan to develop as part of their road maps. As a result of this study, AWS is rated as a leader in IDC’s two categories for success: Capabilities and Strategies.

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December 2014

In increasing numbers, enterprises are adding public clouds to their technology portfolios. According to Forrester, adoption of public clouds by enterprises will cross over the 36% mark this year. In Forrester’s 19-criteria evaluation of public cloud vendors, Forrester identified the 16 most significant public cloud platform providers for large enterprises. AWS was a leader across three of the four segments. Forrester writes that AWS is the best fit for the DevOps pro segment, but scores high for all segments.

 

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November 2014

This Forrester Wave evaluates four of the leading public clouds along 15 key security criteria and details the findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other, to help S&R professionals select the right public cloud partner with the best options for security controls and overall security capabilities. AWS leads the pack and demonstrated not only a broad set of security capabilities in data center security, certifications, and network security, but also excelled in customer satisfaction, security services partnerships, and a large installed base.

 

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October 2014

To examine the 'real world' cost of cloud over time, 451 Research created a Cloud Price Index (CPI). Like a consumer price index, the Cloud Price Index is made up of a basket of goods, but in this case it is a specification of the services required to operate a typical Web server application. 

 

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March 2014

This Nucleus Research study compares the reliability of cloud infrastructure and the availability of applications running in the cloud directly to running workloads on-premises. Nucleus surveyed 198 AWS customers that reported moving existing workloads from on-premises to AWS. The analysts found customers were able to reduce unplanned downtime by 32 percent and reduce planned downtime by 29 percent.

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February 2013

VMS AG leveraged its industry-leading intelligence to develop a detailed cost analysis of running small and large SAP ERP systems on AWS using the best practices of more than 2,850 SAP environments. The research discovered that running SAP applications on AWS provides infrastructure savings of up to 71% compared to running it on-premises.

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August 2012

This whitepaper, sponsored by AWS, highlights two customers (Twitpic and PBS) that use Amazon CloudFront to deliver their content. The paper provides comparative performance data that shows that Amazon CloudFront is fastest among top CDNs in several latency tests and beats the average latency of other top CDNs in all tests. The paper also presents results of tests run on the Amazon.com site (which runs performance testing on several top CDNs) that shows Amazon CloudFront performance is on average 7 percent faster than the next closest CDN and 51 percent faster than the third CDN tested illustrating why the vast majority of traffic on the Amazon.com site is currently served by Amazon CloudFront.

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January 2012

This paper authored by Enterprise Strategy Group outlines the problems organizations face when implementing disaster recovery, describes how the cloud changes the game, and provides insight into a suite of components from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that make DR in the cloud simple and cost-efficient.

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