Kyle Hilgendorf

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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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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 [...]

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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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