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Microsoft joins the Open Compute Project (OCP) - Cloud Transparency

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  January 28, 2014

Today Microsoft announced that it is joining the Open Compute Project by contributing what Microsoft calls the "Microsoft cloud server specification".  To date, almost all of the major public cloud...

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Differentiation in IaaS

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 11, 2012

I recently took a customer phone dialog regarding key differentiators in a public cloud IaaS offering.  The customer wanted to discuss differentiators among services that are not commonly considered.  The...

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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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Scooters & flashlights means your data is secure with us

by Jay Heiser  |  October 10, 2011

What sort of security information should a buyer expect from a service provider?   In April, Google uploaded a marketing video to YouTube, Security and Data Protection in a Google Data...

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Evaluating Cloud Providers

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 23, 2011

I just finished two webinars last week on Evaluating Cloud Providers.  Attendance was really fantastic and I hope our research has helped a variety of companies in their journey of...

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Pain is weakness leaving the cloud

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 22, 2011

The AWS outage was sad for me to see. As a research analyst that covers cloud computing, I have a vested interested in the success and viability of the cloud....

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Rome: Caput Mundi, but Not in Customer Service

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 20, 2010

I landed in Rome, the beautiful capital city of my country, about two hours ago. I went to the taxi rank and, as usual, I took the first taxi in...

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The Value of Transparency Is At The Boundary between Government and Society

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 9, 2010

My last post about the summer reading of "Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency and Collaboration in Practice” is inspired by two different articles. The first one is "My Data Can't Tell...

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Who Should Be Transparent, What For and How Much?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 6, 2010

Another great essay from "Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency and Collaboration in Practice”  is "Open government and open society" by Archon Fung and David Weil. They take a very interesting spin...

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A Very Different View of IT and Transparency from a Developing Nation

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 18, 2009

Today I met the CIO of a large Indian jurisdiction and I thought we would discuss his challenges. To my surprise, he did not seem to have any issue. He...

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