Kyle Hilgendorf

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The Emerging Ugly Issue in the Public Cloud: Enterprise Management

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 6, 2014  |  5 Comments

Cloud surveys almost always cite security concerns as the top issue impacting public cloud adoption.  I am not debating this finding but I feel it is now prudent for me to highlight the emerging ugly item that may pass security as the top issue before too long – Enterprise Management. Public cloud adoption continues to […]

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We’re Hiring Cloud Experts – Why Work for Gartner?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  January 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

In just two short weeks I will hit my third anniversary with Gartner.  I am often asked by peers, clients, vendors, colleagues and friends what it’s like working as an analyst at Gartner.  But more importantly, we have two new open positions right now and I wanted to entice those of you that are interested […]

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Cloud Exit Strategies – You DO need them!

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  September 18, 2013  |  9 Comments

My colleague, Jay Heiser, also has a good take on this in his blog.  I will not repeat his thoughts. Multiple media outlets have been reporting that Nirvanix, a popular public cloud storage provider is closing down and giving customers only two weeks (now reports are October 15 instead of September 30) to get their data off […]

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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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Cloud Security Configurations: Who is responsible?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  April 2, 2013  |  3 Comments

A Rapid7 report surfaced last week that discovered some 126 billion AWS S3 objects were exposed to the general public.  AWS has since taken a brunt of security attacks by many blogs and tech magazines for their “lack of security”.  But I have to voice as an objective analyst, this is not the fault of […]

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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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Google Reader’s Death – A case for auto scaling

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 14, 2013  |  Comments Off

When I talk about cloud characteristics with clients, elasticity and scalability often come up in conversation.  However, far too often clients jump to conclusions that auto scaling capabilities are out of scope or too complex for what they actually need.  Many times they may be right, but a recent industry announcement provides a perfect case study as […]

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Can cloud customers learn from the Super Bowl power outage?

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  February 4, 2013  |  Comments Off

Last night, 108M+ people tuned in for Super Bowl XLVII.  It looked to be a blowout of a game, yet ended in exciting fashion, perhaps to one factor not related at all to football. A power outage. Early in the 3rd quarter, exactly half of the lights went out in the Superdome.  A 34 minute […]

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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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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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