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My 2016 research agenda

by Lydia Leong  |  April 1, 2016

At the beginning of February, as part of a little bit of organizational deck-chair shuffling here at Gartner, some analysts were transferred to teams that better reflect their current research...

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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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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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Google Compute Engine and live migration

by Lydia Leong  |  November 14, 2013

Google Compute Engine (GCE) has been a potential cloud-emperor contender in the shadows, and although GCE is still in beta, it's been widely speculated that Google will likely be the...

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IBM SoftLayer, versus Amazon or versus Rackspace?

by Lydia Leong  |  November 12, 2013

Near the beginning of July, IBM closed its acquisition of SoftLayer (which I discussed in a previous blog post). A little over three months have passed since then, and IBM...

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IBM buys SoftLayer

by Lydia Leong  |  June 4, 2013

It's been a hot couple of weeks in the cloud infrastructure as a service space. Microsoft's Azure IaaS (persistent VMs) came out of beta, Google Compute Engine went into public...

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The myth of zero downtime

by Lydia Leong  |  March 21, 2013

Every time there's been a major Amazon outage, someone always says something like, "Regular Web hosters and colocation companies don't have outages!" I saw an article in my Twitter stream...

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The forthcoming Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant, 2013

by Lydia Leong  |  December 7, 2012

Gartner will soon be starting the process of updating our Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, currently targeted for publication in Q1 of 2013. This is the update to the Magic...

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Having cloud-enabled technology != Having a cloud

by Lydia Leong  |  November 30, 2012

Many people confuse "using a hardware and software stack that potentially enables a cloud" with "cloud infrastructure as a service". Analyst firms haven't necessarily done a good job with drawing...

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The Tip of the Spear

by Lydia Leong  |  May 14, 2012

So I caught an interesting Horses for Sources blog post via Twitter -- Phil Fersht of HfS called out a blog post of ISG's Stanton Jones discussing the Gartner Magic...

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