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Pricing Evaluation Service: Cloud

IDC offers comprehensive price analysis for cloud computing by offering access to a dynamic database of cloud vendor pricing covering close to 100 cloud service providers across seven countries. IDC's cloud database will assist cloud providers in competitive intelligence and deal pursuit by providing access to customized pricing for defined configurations as well as aligned pricing for targeted instances and performance specifications.

Markets Covered

This product covers the following segments of the cloud market:

  • Cloud computing
  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • Cloud storage

Subjects Analyzed

Throughout the year, this product will address the following topics:

  • Cloud pricing for custom configurations, adjustable by technology, service-level and add-on features (load balancing, firewalls, etc.)
  • Pricing for major cloud competitors aligned for apples-to-apples features and configurations
  • Updated tracking of current pricing with quarterly database updates
  • Identify price/cost deltas for enterprise cloud solutions versus public cloud offerings

Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  1. What are the key price drivers in the cloud marketplace?
  2. Who are the price leaders and followers?
  3. What is the impact of bundling on pricing?
  4. What is the impact of price competition on the marketplace?

Price Collection Methodology Overview

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Meet the Experts
Brian E. Clarke

Group Vice President, Pricing Evaluation and Sourcing Advisory Services