Kyle Hilgendorf

A member of the Gartner Blog Network

Entries Categorized as 'Citrix'


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 [...]

2 Comments »

Category: AWS Citrix Cloud IaaS OpenStack Private Cloud Providers     Tags: , , , , ,

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 [...]

2 Comments »

Category: AWS Citrix Cloud Dedicated Hosting Hybrid IaaS Mobility     Tags: , , , ,

vCloud vs. OpenStack: Battle lines for enterprise cloud

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  May 31, 2011  |  4 Comments

Citrix’s Project Olympus announcement last week at Synergy regarding commercial support for OpenStack officially signaled the beginning of an intriguing battle for the attention of enterprise cloud computing environments. VMware is the industry behemoth in the data center with the vast market share of server virtualization business.  Their vCloud initiative over the past 2 years [...]

4 Comments »

Category: Citrix Cloud IaaS OpenStack Private Cloud vCloud VMware     Tags: , , , , , ,