Alphaus team recently attended Cloud Expo Asia 2023, a technology event that brought together leading technology events, including Cloud Expo Asia, DevOps Live Asia, Cyber Security World, Big Data & AI World, Data Centre World Asia, eCommerce Expo Asia, and…
As businesses increasingly rely on cloud services, understanding the potential advantages and disadvantages of subscribing to AWS, Azure, and GCP via cloud resellers becomes crucial. This article explores the pros and cons of partnering with cloud resellers, highlighting aspects such as cost savings, customized solutions, and expertise, as well as potential drawbacks like limited control and data security concerns. A must-read for IT professionals and business owners navigating the cloud ecosystem.
Cloud infrastructure usage growth rate has slowed down from 41.6% in 2018 to 28.9% in 2022, with a market size of approximately USD 250 billion in 2022. AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform hold two-thirds of the market share, approximately USD 156 billion. Japanese enterprises increasingly depend on cloud resellers, with cloud reseller dependence rising from 43% in 2017 to 60.6% in 2022. Alphaus solution, a popular choice among cloud resellers in Japan, manages more than USD 200 million in AWS cloud usage and has helped increase resellers’ average profits by 9%.
The FinOps X conference in San Diego was a valuable and enlightening experience, featuring engaging conversations with thought leaders, insightful talks, and abundant networking opportunities. The event attracted 1,200 participants, marking the largest gathering of FinOps professionals to date, with 150 speakers from companies like Walmart, Apple, Disney, and JPMorgan Chase. The FinOps community has grown exponentially, forming a global family of 11,000 members across 111 countries, with nine out of the top ten Fortune companies participating in the FinOps Foundation programs. Key takeaways from the conference include the importance of FinOps, the complexity of managing and optimizing cloud costs, the role of unit economics, the need for transparency, the role of automation and AI, the importance of tagging, the necessity of teamwork, and future trends in FinOps, such as machine learning, predictive analytics, and the impact of the FOCUS project on cloud billing data standardization.