Kyle Hilgendorf

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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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Terremark and Savvis acquisitions demonstrate why I love working at Gartner

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 27, 2011  |  1 Comment

I have now been employed at Gartner for three months.  While that is a very short time of employment, I have come to appreciate the knowledge and perspective I gain daily through peer discussions, vendor briefings, and client inquiries.  I am beyond impressed with the talent level within Gartner and the challenging and thought-provoking work [...]

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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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