Kyle Hilgendorf

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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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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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Azure Root Cause Analysis: Transparency Wins

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 12, 2012  |  6 Comments

Late Friday evening, Microsoft released their root cause analysis (RCA) for the Azure Leap Day Bug outage.  My last two blog posts chronicled what I heard from Azure customers regarding the outage. I want to share that I was very pleased with the level of detail in Microsoft’s RCA.  As we learned with the AWS [...]

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Azure Outage: Customer insights a week later

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 9, 2012  |  2 Comments

On February 29, 2012 (leap day), Microsoft Windows Azure experienced a significant cloud service outage.   Microsoft announced the outage and resolution in their public blogs (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/03/01/windows-azure-service-disruption-update.aspx and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/03/01/window-azure-service-disruption-resolved.aspx).  After the outage, I was able to interview customers of Azure that expressed to me that the outage was very impactful.  During the outage last week, I [...]

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Another Cloud Outage: Insight and Reactions

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  February 29, 2012  |  9 Comments

Today, Microsoft Windows Azure had an advertised outage.  As of writing this blog, the outage is still in recovery mode.  I spent the morning talking to a handful of Azure customers via phone, email, and Twitter.  Here are some observations becoming quite evident and important learnings for cloud customers and cloud providers: Cloud providers continue [...]

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