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What if there was a run on resources at AWS and Azure?

by Elias Khnaser  |  April 17, 2015

During a recent inquiry, a client asked me how they could purchase “guaranteed capacity” at AWS in the event of a disaster. Frankly, I had never even considered such a...

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Visualizing the Discipline of Cloud Architecture

by Richard Watson  |  February 9, 2015

Cloud architecture is a hot topic in my Gartner client discussions. Experienced architects understand that cloud represents a discontinuity in established patterns and we need new architecture models and practices...

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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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Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 21, 2014

We just published the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)  (Gartner subscribers only). The Magic Quadrant includes analysis of ten vendors in the ADC market. In going thru the...

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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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The DaaS floodgates are open thanks to Amazon WorkSpaces

by Gunnar Berger  |  November 15, 2013

Amazon announced this week that they are offering their own Desktop as a Service (DaaS) offering. Before I dig into this let's set the record straight: technically speaking there was...

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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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The Charging Elephant

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 15, 2013

Hadoop is the most popular elephant of the Big Data Age. Its ecosystem and habitat are of interest even to those who can hardly spell “Hadoop.” Our clients are trying...

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Lessons from Amazon S3: Default isn’t a bad word

by Heidi Wachs  |  April 8, 2013

Default often has a negative connotation – what we settle for when there’s no better option. In information classification terms, we reinforce the idea of a default classification for things...

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