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Further Q&A from AWS vs Azure Webinar

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  September 25, 2014

Last week I conducted a Gartner webinar comparing Amazon Web Services against Microsoft Azure.  You can watch the replay here. There were an incredible number of questions that came in...

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AWS moves from ECU to vCPU

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 16, 2014

In a quiet move yesterday, Amazon Web Services apparently abandoned their Elastic Compute Unit (ECU) approach to describing and selling EC2 instance types and towards a more traditional vCPU approach....

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vCloud Hybrid Service: My take from VMworld 2013

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 28, 2013

This week at VMworld 2013, VMware announced the general availability of vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS).  vCHS has been in an early adopter program for the last couple of months but...

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Cloud Security Configurations: Who is responsible?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 2, 2013

A Rapid7 report surfaced last week that discovered some 126 billion AWS S3 objects were exposed to the general public.  AWS has since taken a brunt of security attacks by...

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Go West Cloud Customers?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  October 23, 2012

Yesterday was marked with another major cloud outage.  Amazon Web Services experienced a single availability zone issue in the US-East-1 region.  As with all major cloud provider outages, I get...

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OpenStack: Too many cooks or insurmountable force?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 20, 2012

I just returned from full days at the OpenStack conference and analyst day in San Francisco. For full transparency, I’ve been somewhat skeptical about the size of the OpenStack movement...

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Is it a PaaS? Who cares. AWS launches a PHP option for Elastic Beanstalk

by Richard Watson  |  March 21, 2012

What happened yesterday?  Amazon Web Services launched a PHP option for Elastic Beanstalk. Apart from studiously avoiding the PaaS word, what Jeff Barr and Werner Vogels don’t say in their posts introducing the update is that...

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Improving the Internet bottleneck for Hybrid Cloud connections

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 12, 2011

In my recently published Gartner IT1 guidance document, “Moving Applications to the Cloud: Finding Your Right Path”, I highlighted a major contributing factor to the failure of VM to cloud...

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Pain is weakness leaving the cloud

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 22, 2011

The AWS outage was sad for me to see. As a research analyst that covers cloud computing, I have a vested interested in the success and viability of the cloud....

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AWS now has a checkmark, but misses the point

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 29, 2011

Amazon recently announced a new feature in their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).  Customers that have a VPC can now choose to deploy “dedicated instances” into their VPC that run on...

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