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Recommended reading for 2015 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrants

by Lydia Leong  |  January 7, 2015

We are beginning the process of refreshing Gartner's global Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, along with the regional Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting. We are also introducing a new...

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The 2014 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  May 30, 2014

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, 2014, has just been released (see the client-only interactive version, or the free reprint). If you're a Gartner client, you can...

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Reflections on the OpenStack Atlanta summit

by Lydia Leong  |  May 14, 2014

When I wrote a research note called Don't Let OpenStack Hype Distort Your Selection of a Cloud Management Platform in 2012, in September 2012, I took quite a bit of...

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The end of the beginning of cloud computing

by Lydia Leong  |  January 28, 2014

As my colleague Daryl Plummer has put it: We're at the end of the beginning phase of cloud computing. As 2014 dawns, we're moving into an era of truly mainstream...

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Recommended reading for 2014 Cloud IaaS and Managed Hosting Magic Quadrants

by Lydia Leong  |  January 14, 2014

If you're a service provider interested in participating in the research process for Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS (see the call for vendors), or the regional Magic Quadrants for...

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Foundational Gartner research notes for cloud IaaS and managed hosting, 2014

by Lydia Leong  |  January 14, 2014

With the refresh of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, and the evolution of the regional Magic Quadrants for Managed Hosting into Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, I am...

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Last call for vendors for 2014 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  January 12, 2014

We began the call-for-vendors process for Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, as well as the regional Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, in December. (See...

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Google Compute Engine goes GA

by Lydia Leong  |  December 3, 2013

Google Compute Engine (GCE) -- Google's cloud IaaS offering -- is now in general availability, an announcement accompanied by a 10% price drop, new persistent disk (which should now pretty...

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CenturyLink (Savvis) acquires Tier 3

by Lydia Leong  |  November 19, 2013

If you're an investment banker or a vendor, and you've asked me in the last year, "Who should we buy?", I've often pointed at enStratius (bought by Dell), ServiceMesh (bought...

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Infrastructure resilience, fast VM restart, and Google Compute Engine

by Lydia Leong  |  November 15, 2013

If you read Gartner research, you've probably noticed that we've started referring to something called "fast VM restart". We consider it to be a critical infrastructure resiliency feature for many...

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