June 2017
2017 Internet Trends Report

Welcome to the June Cirrostratus Group Newsletter.

This month a couple of annual reports came out that I find very helpful and I think you will also. Any Internet related business can benefit from the insights in Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report.

Gartner also just came out with their annual IAAS Magic Quadrant. Although this market is maturing there are still many niche players and the detailed research on all of the players is worthwhile.

I'm always interested in hearing about your plans for developing and offering cloud applications.

Paul Ressler
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2017 Internet Trends Report    

Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers produces an annual report on Internet Trends. The 2017 report is out and it is always a good review of what is happening with Internet businesses from hardware to advertising to new business models. No matter what your Internet business is, you'll find something helpful in this report.
Magic Quadrant - Cloud Infrastructure as a Service 
Gartner has published the 2017 Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) report. No surprises in the report with AWS as the clear leader and Microsoft's Azure also in the leaders quadrant. The details are what is interesting and makes this a worthwhile read. I like this comment about AWS " it has become the 'safe choice' in this market" and a few enterprise customers spend over $100M per year on AWS. It a long way from the past when AWS supposedly wasn't enterprise ready.

My view, based on my research for various companies, is that both AWS and Microsoft Azure are very appropriate to use as the platform for a SaaS business. It's not just the product capabilities but also the management and other tools that are available that make them an appropriate choice.

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