Kyle Hilgendorf

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Further Q&A from AWS vs Azure Webinar

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  September 25, 2014  |  4 Comments

Last week I conducted a Gartner webinar comparing Amazon Web Services against Microsoft Azure.  You can watch the replay here. There were an incredible number of questions that came in electronically during the webinar and I was unable to get to all of them in time.  Here are some additional questions submitted with a brief […]

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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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Evaluation Criteria for Public Cloud IaaS Providers

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 16, 2012  |  Comments Off

Last week I wrote a short blog on some not-so-common differentiators among public cloud IaaS providers. This week, Gartner published a large corresponding research project that I wanted to highlight. “Evaluation Criteria for Public Cloud IaaS Providers” (Gartner for Technology Professionals subscription required) is the result of a year worth of customer interactions and personal […]

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Differentiation in IaaS

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 11, 2012  |  4 Comments

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 customer had already considered differences among scalability, geographic offerings, VM catalogs, pricing, security controls, network options, and storage tiers.  They were essentially asking about “periphery” […]

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Auditors: A problem to CSP transparency

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  February 3, 2012  |  9 Comments

I’m pretty vocal when it comes to challenging Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) regarding increasing the amount of public transparency they share with not only customers but with prospects.  On a very regular basis, I take calls from Gartner clients about the challenges in evaluating CSPs and the frustration with the lack of published information that […]

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Improving Cloud Provider Assessment

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  December 16, 2011  |  2 Comments

I’ve focused a significant amount of effort in 2011 in assisting our clients through assessments of various cloud providers, namely at the IaaS level.  The topic has been so popular in fact, that I presented an “Evaluating Cloud Providers” session at our Gartner Catalyst 2011 conference as well as a free Gartner webinar (which is […]

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Evaluating Cloud Providers

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 23, 2011  |  1 Comment

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 evaluating cloud providers.  Below are my thoughts from the sessions.

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