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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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Cloud Exit Strategies - You DO need them!

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  September 18, 2013

My colleague, Jay Heiser, also has a good take on this in his blog.  I will not repeat his thoughts. Multiple media outlets have been reporting that Nirvanix, a popular public...

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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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Devising a Cloud Exit Strategy

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 29, 2013

I'm happy to share today that our newest Gartner for Technical Professionals research is out: Devising a Cloud Exit Strategy: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. There is very little published...

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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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Azure Root Cause Analysis: Transparency Wins

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 12, 2012

Late Friday evening, Microsoft released their root cause analysis (RCA) for the Azure Leap Day Bug outage.  My last two blog posts chronicled what I heard from Azure customers regarding...

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