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vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform - An ideal marriage (for now)

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  January 29, 2015

Today VMware and Google announced that they have entered into an agreement to integrate select Google Cloud Platform services into the vCloud Air Platform.  The specific Google services that vCloud...

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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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VMworld 2014 - My Impressions of Cloud Announcements

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 28, 2014

VMworld 2014 took place in San Francisco, CA this week, with ~22,000 attendees descending for the annual event that showcases VMware’s newest announcements and product/service advancements.  I attended once again...

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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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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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Evaluation Criteria for Public Cloud IaaS Providers

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 16, 2012

Last week I wrote a short blog on some not-so-common differentiators among public cloud IaaS providers. This week, Gartner published a large corresponding research project that I wanted to highlight....

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Differentiation in IaaS

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 11, 2012

I recently took a customer phone dialog regarding key differentiators in a public cloud IaaS offering.  The customer wanted to discuss differentiators among services that are not commonly considered.  The...

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VMware: Global Connect & vCloud Connector

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 29, 2011

VMworld kicked off this week with a flurry of announcements and improvements and I wanted to highlight two of the important ones for my coverage area. Global Connect - this...

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Evaluating Cloud Providers

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 23, 2011

I just finished two webinars last week on Evaluating Cloud Providers.  Attendance was really fantastic and I hope our research has helped a variety of companies in their journey of...

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