Entries Tagged as '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 [...]
Category: Cloud Evaluation Gartner IaaS Providers Tags: Cloud, Criteria, Evaluation, Iaas, Providers
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” [...]
Category: Cloud Evaluation IaaS Tags: Assessment, Cloud, Iaas, Providers, Transparency, Vendor Management
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 [...]
Category: Cloud Microsoft Outage Providers Tags: Azure, Cloud, Microsoft, Outage, Providers
by Kyle Hilgendorf | December 16, 2011 | 2 Comments
I’ve focused a significant amount of effort in 2011 in assisting our clients through assessments of various cloud providers, namely at the IaaS level. The topic has been so popular in fact, that I presented an “Evaluating Cloud Providers” session at our Gartner Catalyst 2011 conference as well as a free Gartner webinar (which is [...]
Category: Cloud CSA Evaluation Providers Tags: Cloud, CSA, Evaluation, 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.
Category: Cloud Evaluation Hosting IaaS Providers Tags: Assessment, Cloud, Evaluation, Providers, Transparency, Vendor Management