Lydia Leong

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Archives for May, 2010


Recent research notes

by Lydia Leong  |  May 27, 2010  |  Comments Off

Here’s a round-up of what I’ve written lately, for those of you that are Gartner clients and are following my research: Data Center Managed Services: Regional Differences in the Move Toward the Cloud is about how the IaaS market will evolve differently in each of the major regions of the world. We’re seeing significant adoption [...]

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Shifting the software optimization burden

by Lydia Leong  |  May 26, 2010  |  1 Comment

Historically, software vendors haven’t had to care too much about exactly how their software performed. Enterprise IT managers are all too familiar with the experience of buying commercial software packages and/or working with integrators in order to deliver software solutions that have turned out to consume far more hardware than was originally projected (and thus [...]

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Lightweight Provisioning != Lightweight Process

by Lydia Leong  |  May 25, 2010  |  1 Comment

Congratulations, you’ve virtualized (or gone to public cloud IaaS) and have the ability to instantly and easily provision capacity. Now, stop and shoot yourself in the foot by not implementing a lightweight procurement process to go with your lightweight provisioning technology. That’s all too common of a story, and it highlights a critical aspect of [...]

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