My first client interaction for 2014 was with a large enterprise busy building a private cloud. Like hundreds of customers I talked to in last three years, this organization is struggling to enforce service catalog standardization, to the point that I sarcastically commented on Twitter: “Hello 2011…I mean 2014“ My own comment triggered the urgency [...]
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My 2013 tweets about cloud management platforms and private cloud computing: how much will it change in 2014?
by Alessandro Perilli | January 18, 2014 | 3 Comments
by Alessandro Perilli | December 6, 2013 | 10 Comments
Despite all hype, the private cloud computing market is still in its infancy. The enterprise customers deploying what we call at Gartner “cloud management platforms” (CMPs) are in the order of the thousands. Not insignificant, especially given the size of the accounts that buy CMPs, but far away from mainstream adoption. Evaluating the few dozen [...]
by Alessandro Perilli | November 19, 2013 | 69 Comments
A couple of weeks ago I attended my first OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. It was an eye opener experience from a research standpoint, and I wrote some of my impressions in a post titled “What I saw at the OpenStack Summit” . In that post I covered three big a-ha moments for me, but [...]
by Alessandro Perilli | November 12, 2013 | 12 Comments
Last week I attended the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. What I saw, or what I think I saw, was so remarkable to me to be worth sharing in a more articulated way that Twitter (@a_perilli) allows me to. Please note that being my first Summit, and being the event held in Asia, some of [...]
by Alessandro Perilli | July 19, 2013 | 2 Comments
In my many interactions with cloud management platform (CMP) vendors, a point of extreme concern is multitenancy. Of course, most of them recognize that a basic premise of multitenancy is network isolation. However, in too many cases, vendors can suggest that, above network isolation, implementing multitenancy simply is a matter of granular role-based access control. [...]
by Alessandro Perilli | June 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
Twice per year, a number of Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) analysts are involved in a fascinating research project that we call Contextual Research. We identify a highly interesting technology to our clients, and go interviewing a number of early adopters worldwide. We anonymize, atomize, analyze, and re-aggregate information captured during the interviews in the [...]
by Alessandro Perilli | February 26, 2013 | Submit a Comment
Last summer, Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) released an assessment framework to help organizations review and compare cloud management platforms (CMPs): “Evaluation Criteria for Cloud Management Platforms“. In most cases, CMPs are massive software management, automation, and orchestration solutions that sit on top of a virtual infrastructure and turn it into a cloud environment. A CMP solution [...]