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AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Could Suffer from Budget Cuts

The top three cloud vendors soon could feel the impact of reduced spending due to COVID-19.

Kelly Teal

August 18, 2020

3 Min Read
Public Cloud

The pandemic might take a greater toll on the top 3 public cloud vendors – AWS, Azure and Google Cloud – than previously thought. Check out what some new research has to say. Then, get the scoop on what’s happening with a CloudCheckr managed service provider and over at Cloudera.

The Big 3 May See Less Customer Spending Through 2021

Even though cloud has seen the least impact from COVID-19, organizations’ budget cuts still are poised to hurt AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

That’s according to new stats from Enterprise Technology Research.

As SiliconAngle noted, because AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are, combined, so large, they’re starting to see dents in customer spending. Businesses are trimming expenses due to the pandemic, activity that’s trickling down to the public cloud providers. As a result, ETR expects cloud spending to slow down into 2021.

In a survey of 1,200 professionals, ETR uncovered the following:

  • Three in five (59%) respondents have stopped hiring for now, up from 26% in the previous survey conducted last spring.

  • Two in five (41%) have frozen new IT deployments, almost double the percentage from Spring 2020.

  • One in four (24%) have laid off employees, compared to 4% last spring.

  • Another one in four (23%) of organizations are accelerating IT deployments.

Eplexity, CloudCheckr Work a ‘Model’ for Other MSPs

Cloud managed services provider Eplexity has teamed with CloudCheckr to offer governance to Amazon Web Services infrastructure users.

Eplexity is taking advantage of CloudCheckr’s compliance, enhanced security and cost optimization alerting tools.

Now, said John Clendennen, CEO of Eplexity, “we can align our customers’ AWS resources and confidently make recommendations on right-sizing their environments. We can offer these cloud management capabilities to both our commercial and public sector customers, simplifying the delivery process and offering at least 20% savings on their AWS costs.”

Elissa Livingston, senior vice president of growth and strategy at CloudCheckr, said Eplexity’s strategy serves as a model for other MSPs.


Cloudcheckr’s Elissa Livingston

“[Eplexity has] leveraged our programs and technology to create a compelling cloud services offering that provides significant cost savings and visibility for their customers,” she said. “CloudCheckr grants Eplexity the visibility and insights needed to efficiently govern complex cloud environments and deliver a differentiated customer experience.”

Eplexity is an AWS Premier Partner.

Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud Now Available

It’s available: Cloudera on Tuesday released its anticipated Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud.

Channel partners who help enterprises extract and act on big data from their cloud environments now may apply those efforts to private cloud. Designed for hybrid environments, the open-source product connects on-premises environments to public clouds and enables self-service analytics. Partners (and/or their clients) can spin resources up and down, just as they can with public cloud. Along the way, Cloudera’s technology ensures security and governance.

CDP Private Cloud comes in Base and Plus editions. Base includes SDX, storage management and traditional bare metal data life cycle analytics. It replaces CDP Data Center and serves as the foundation of CDP Private Cloud.

Plus includes Base and adds container-based analytic experiences for data warehousing, machine learning, container-based management and control plane services. Cloudera said more control-plane services and analytics experiences across the data life cycle are on the way.

CDP Private Cloud Plus pricing is based on compute and storage. Cloudera sells it as an annual subscription. The annual subscription of the Plus edition totals $400 per compute unit (one physical core and 8 GB RAM) and $25 per TB of addressed storage.

Cloudera last fall launched Cloudera Data Platform for the public cloud.

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About the Author(s)

Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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