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Archives for August, 2010


Liability and the cloud

by Lydia Leong  |  August 24, 2010  |  8 Comments

I saw an interesting article about cloud provider liability limits, including some quotes from my esteemed colleague Drue Reeves (via Gartner’s acquisition of Burton). A quote in an article about Eli Lilly and Amazon also caught my eye: Tanya Forsheit, founding partner at the Information Law Group, “advised companies to walk away from the business […]

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Meeting up at VMworld

by Lydia Leong  |  August 23, 2010  |  1 Comment

I’m going to be at VMworld next week. If you’re a Gartner client, and you’d like to meet up with me while I’m there, please contact your account executive to arrange it. If you’re not a Gartner client, please email me and I’ll see what I can arrange. (My days are mostly spoken for, but […]

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Getting on an analyst’s radar screen

by Lydia Leong  |  August 22, 2010  |  2 Comments

I’ve been spending about a quarter of my time in the Bay Area for the better part of this year, a lot of my vendor-facing time has been with start-ups, and I spent much of my HostingCon time with start-ups whose executives have never interacted with analysts in the past, so a couple of FAQs […]

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HostingCon keynote slides

by Lydia Leong  |  August 10, 2010  |  Comments Off

My HostingCon keynote slides are now available. Sorry for the delay in posting these slides — I completely spaced on remembering to do so.

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SoftLayer and ThePlanet merge

by Lydia Leong  |  August 5, 2010  |  1 Comment

When I was told during HostingCon that private-equity firm GI Partners was acquiring a controlling interest in SoftLayer, my first question was, “Will it be merged with The Planet?” I got a coy answer about what would be logical, and now, it seems, the answer is indeed yes. The two companies have an interesting mutual […]

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Shooting sparrows with a (software) cannon

by Lydia Leong  |  August 3, 2010  |  1 Comment

Many businesses fail to save significant amounts of money when they migrate to cloud IaaS, because of the cost of their software stacks. This can happen in a myriad of ways, such as: Getting on-demand hardware by the hour, but having to pay for permanent, peak-load software licenses Paying an “enterprise” uplift on software licenses […]

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