Lydia Leong

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Archives for June, 2010

Abstracting IaaS… or not

by Lydia Leong  |  June 24, 2010  |  Comments Off

Customer inquiry around cloud IaaS these days is mostly of a practical sort — less “what is my broad long-term strategy going to be” or “help me with my initial pilot” like it was last year, and more “I’m going to do something big and serious, help me figure out how to source it”. My […]

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The cloud is not magic

by Lydia Leong  |  June 8, 2010  |  10 Comments

Just because it’s in the cloud doesn’t make it magic. And it can be very, very dangerous to assume that it is. I recently talked to an enterprise client who has a group of developers who decided to go out, develop, and run their application on Amazon EC2. Great. It’s working well, it’s inexpensive, and […]


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Hope is not engineering

by Lydia Leong  |  June 7, 2010  |  1 Comment

My enterprise clients frequently want to know why fill-in-the-blank-cloud-IaaS only has a 99.95% SLA. “That’s more than four hours of downtime a year!” they cry. “More than twenty minutes a month! I can’t possibly live with that! Why can’t they offer anything better than that?” The answer to that is simple: There is a significant […]

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