Kyle Hilgendorf

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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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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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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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