Lydia Leong

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Archives for March, 2010


And so it begins

by Lydia Leong  |  March 31, 2010  |  Comments Off

We’re about to start the process for the next Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure Services and Web Hosting, along with the Critical Capabilities for Cloud Infrastructure Services (titles tentative and very much subject to change). Our hope is to publish in late July. These documents are typically a multi-month ordeal of vendor cat-herding; the evaluations [...]

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Equipment vendors get into the CDN act

by Lydia Leong  |  March 19, 2010  |  Comments Off

Carriers are very interested in CDNs, whether it’s getting into the CDN market themselves, or “defensively” deploying content delivery solutions as part of an effort to reduce the cost of broadband service or find a way to monetize the gobs of video traffic now flowing to their end-users. So far, most carriers have chosen partnerships [...]

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The (temporary?) transformation of hosters

by Lydia Leong  |  March 18, 2010  |  Comments Off

Classically, hosting companies have been integrators of technology, not developers of technology. Yet the cloud world is increasingly pushing hosting companies into being software developers — companies who create competitive advantage in significant part by creating software which is used to deliver capabilities to customers. I’ve heard the cloud IaaS business compared to the colocation [...]

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Google’s DNS protocol extension and CDNs

by Lydia Leong  |  March 17, 2010  |  1 Comment

There have been a number of interesting new developments in the content routing space recently — specifically, the issue of how to get content to end-users from the most optimal point on the network. I’ll be talking about Cisco and Juniper in a forthcoming blog post, but for now, let’s start with Google: A couple [...]

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