Lydia Leong

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Archives for April, 2010


The convenience of not coping

by Lydia Leong  |  April 30, 2010  |  1 Comment

There’s a lot to be said for the ability to get a server for less than the price of a stick of chewing gum. But convenience has a price, and it’s sufficient that shared hosters, blog hosters, and other folks who make their daily pittance from infrastructure-plus-a-little-extra aren’t especially threatened by cloud infrastructure services. For [...]

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Getting real on colocation

by Lydia Leong  |  April 23, 2010  |  1 Comment

Of late, I’ve had a lot of people ask me why my near-term forecast for the colocation market in the United States is so much lower (in many cases, half the growth rate) when compared with those produced by competing analyst firms, Wall Street, and so forth. Without giving too much information (as you’ll recall, [...]

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Excerpt: Credit cards and EA/Mythic’s epic billing mistake

by Lydia Leong  |  April 11, 2010  |  Comments Off

Excerpt: Click here to read the original. How many merchants that you don’t do business with any longer, but used to have recurring billing permission on your credit card, still have your credit card on file? As online commerce and micropayments proliferate, how many more merchants will store that data? (Or will PayPal, Apple’s storefronts, [...]

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Cogent’s Utility Computing

by Lydia Leong  |  April 8, 2010  |  1 Comment

A client evaluating cloud computing solutions asked me about Cogent’s Utility Computing offering (and showed me a nice little product sheet for it). Never having heard of it before, and not having a clue from the marketing collateral what this was actually supposed to be (and finding zero public information about it), I got in [...]

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Who’s Who in CDN

by Lydia Leong  |  April 7, 2010  |  Comments Off

I’m currently working on writing a research note called “Who’s Who in Content Delivery Networks“. The CDN space isn’t quite large enough yet to justify one of Gartner’s formal rating methodologies (the Magic Quadrant or MarketScope), but with the proliferation of vendors who can credibly serve enterprise customers, the market deserves a vendor note. The [...]

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Q1 2010 inquiry in review

by Lydia Leong  |  April 5, 2010  |  1 Comment

My professional life has gotten even busier — something that I thought was impossible, until I saw how far out my inquiry calendar was being booked. As usual, my blogging has suffered for it, as has my writing output in general. Nearly all of my writing now seems to be done in airports, while waiting [...]

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