Kyle Hilgendorf

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VMworld 2014 – My Impressions of Cloud Announcements

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

VMworld 2014 took place in San Francisco, CA this week, with ~22,000 attendees descending for the annual event that showcases VMware’s newest announcements and product/service advancements.  I attended once again to pay particular attention to VMware’s cloud movements.  Here are a few of my impressions. vCloud Air Prior to VMworld, VMware announced a rebranding of […]

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The Emerging Ugly Issue in the Public Cloud: Enterprise Management

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 6, 2014  |  5 Comments

Cloud surveys almost always cite security concerns as the top issue impacting public cloud adoption.  I am not debating this finding but I feel it is now prudent for me to highlight the emerging ugly item that may pass security as the top issue before too long – Enterprise Management. Public cloud adoption continues to […]

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Cloud Research Positions at Gartner

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  July 29, 2014  |  2 Comments

Gartner has two open positions covering cloud computing right now and I wanted to entice those of you that are interested to look at the positions, read this blog and if it sounds like a fit – apply.  Do not get hung up on the location of either of these positions.  Gartner is truly a […]

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

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  January 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

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 services have failed to expose the inner workings and configurations of the infrastructure that powers the public cloud service.  At Gartner, we  often advocate (on […]

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We’re Hiring Cloud Experts – Why Work for Gartner?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  January 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

In just two short weeks I will hit my third anniversary with Gartner.  I am often asked by peers, clients, vendors, colleagues and friends what it’s like working as an analyst at Gartner.  But more importantly, we have two new open positions right now and I wanted to entice those of you that are interested […]

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Cloud Exit Strategies – You DO need them!

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  September 18, 2013  |  9 Comments

My colleague, Jay Heiser, also has a good take on this in his blog.  I will not repeat his thoughts. Multiple media outlets have been reporting that Nirvanix, a popular public cloud storage provider is closing down and giving customers only two weeks (now reports are October 15 instead of September 30) to get their data off […]

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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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Devising a Cloud Exit Strategy

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 29, 2013  |  2 Comments

I’m happy to share today that our newest Gartner for Technical Professionals research is out: Devising a Cloud Exit Strategy: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. There is very little published in the industry about how to create a cloud exit strategy or plan.  If you search hard, you’ll find some blogs or magazine articles about […]

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