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New IaaS scores for AWS, Azure and Google based on Gartner’s 234 Evaluation Criteria for Cloud IaaS

by Elias Khnaser  |  July 19, 2016

Gartner has published the updated cloud IaaS scores for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. These research documents are among the most anticipated research that we publish. It gives Gartner...

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Cloud First Licensing - Boosting Microsoft's Race to the Cloud

by Stephen White  |  February 4, 2016

We're less than 6 weeks into 2016 and Microsoft are bringing changes to their licensing thick and fast - let's look at three of those introduced in the February Product Terms update...

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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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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 2Q14 and why the sky is not falling

by Lydia Leong  |  July 28, 2014

Amazon posted weaker 2Q 2014 results for Amazon Web Services, leading some to speculate about competitive pressures despite continued enormous growth in usage. Investors are asking, probably reasonably, what's going...

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Microsoft launches VS 2013 - but wait, there's more

by Tom Murphy  |  November 13, 2013

Microsoft launched its 2013 suite of development tools today and it made me think over the evolution of development environments, from tools focused on making individuals productive to tools that...

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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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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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Azure Outage: Customer insights a week later

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 9, 2012

On February 29, 2012 (leap day), Microsoft Windows Azure experienced a significant cloud service outage.   Microsoft announced the outage and resolution in their public blogs ( and  After the...

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