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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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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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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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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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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VMware: Global Connect & vCloud Connector

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 29, 2011  |  3 Comments

VMworld kicked off this week with a flurry of announcements and improvements and I wanted to highlight two of the important ones for my coverage area. Global Connect – this new announcement is intriguing for enterprise customers.  The goal is for vCloud Datacenter partners to develop global relationships with one another to provide customers true […]

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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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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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