Kyle Hilgendorf

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AWS moves from ECU to vCPU

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 16, 2014  |  10 Comments

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. This was done without any formal announcement and I wonder what effect it will have (positively or negatively) on customers. For existing AWS customers that […]

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vCloud Hybrid Service: My take from VMworld 2013

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 28, 2013  |  12 Comments

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 will enter GA on Monday. vCHS is VMware’s public IaaS offering which will attract comparison against AWS, Azure Infrastructure Services, and other’s in Gartner’s Cloud […]

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Cloud Security Configurations: Who is responsible?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 2, 2013  |  3 Comments

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 many blogs and tech magazines for their “lack of security”.  But I have to voice as an objective analyst, this is not the fault of […]

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Go West Cloud Customers?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  October 23, 2012  |  Comments Off

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 the opportunity to speak to customers affected by the outage or customers considering broader public cloud adoption. One question was asked of me in multiple […]

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OpenStack: Too many cooks or insurmountable force?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 20, 2012  |  2 Comments

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 and the crippling effect of too many players and the competitive nature of those involved for moving the initiative forward.  Perhaps some of this comes […]

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Improving the Internet bottleneck for Hybrid Cloud connections

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 12, 2011  |  2 Comments

In my recently published Gartner IT1 guidance document, “Moving Applications to the Cloud: Finding Your Right Path”, I highlighted a major contributing factor to the failure of VM to cloud mobility being the Internet bottleneck between enterprise data centers and public cloud providers.  In fact, for many large enterprise organizations, achieving uploads of 2-3 GB/hour […]

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Pain is weakness leaving the cloud

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 22, 2011  |  2 Comments

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. Amazon is a major bellwether for the cloud. They’ve set direction, driven innovation, and challenged status quo. Cloud providers everywhere either try to emulate Amazon […]

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AWS now has a checkmark, but misses the point

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 29, 2011  |  Comments Off

Amazon recently announced a new feature in their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).  Customers that have a VPC can now choose to deploy “dedicated instances” into their VPC that run on hardware (compute capacity) dedicated for that specific customer only.  This is a pretty radical shift from Amazon and one worthy of a few comments.  In […]

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