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Archives for November, 2010

Amazon, ISO 27001, and a correction

by Lydia Leong  |  November 17, 2010  |  2 Comments

FlyingPenguin has posted a good critique of my earlier post about Amazon’s ISO 27001 certification. Here’s a succinct correction: To quote Wikipedia, ISO 27001 requires that management: Systematically examine the organization’s information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities and impacts; Design and implement a coherent and comprehensive suite of information security controls and/or […]


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Amazon, ISO 27001, and some conference observations

by Lydia Leong  |  November 17, 2010  |  1 Comment

Greetings from Gartner’s Application Architecture, Development, and Integration Summit. There are around 900 people here, and the audience is heavy on enterprise architects and other application development leaders. One of the common themes of my interaction here has been talking to an awful lot of people who are using or have used Amazon for IaaS. […]

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Inquiries, Cloud/Hosting MQ, and availability in LA/SF

by Lydia Leong  |  November 12, 2010  |  1 Comment

Prospects or Gartner clients who want to meet with me: I will be in Los Angeles on November 18th, and in the San Francisco Bay Area on November 22nd and 23rd. If you want to meet while I’m there, contact your account executive. I’ll also be at Gartner’s Application Architecture, Development, and Integration Summit in […]

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Amazon’s Free Usage Tier

by Lydia Leong  |  November 11, 2010  |  1 Comment

Amazon recently introduced a Free Usage Tier for its Web Services. Basically, you can try Amazon EC2, with a free micro-instance (specifically, enough hours to run such an instance full-time, and have a few hours left over to run a second instance, too; or you can presumably use a bunch of micro-instances part-time), and the […]

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Akamai sues Cotendo for patent infringement

by Lydia Leong  |  November 11, 2010  |  1 Comment

How to tell when a CDN has arrived: Akamai sues them for patent infringement. The lawsuit that Akamai has filed against Cotendo alleges the violation of three patents. The most recent of the patents, 7,693,959, is dated April 2010, but it’s a continuation of several previous applications — its age is nicely demonstrated by things […]

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Netflix, Akamai, and video delivery performance

by Lydia Leong  |  November 9, 2010  |  Comments Off

Dan Rayburn’s blg post about the Akamai/Netflix relationship seems to have set off something of a firestorm, and I’ve been deluged by inquiries from Gartner Invest clients about it. I do not want to add fuel to the fire by speculating on anything, and I have access to confidential information that prevents me from stating […]

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Google’s mod_pagespeed and Cotendo

by Lydia Leong  |  November 8, 2010  |  3 Comments

Those of you who are Gartner clients know that in the last year, my colleague Joe Skorupa and I have become excited about the emergence of software-based application acceleration via page optimization approaches, as exemplified by vendors like Aptimize and Strangeloop Networks. (Clients: See Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, 2010.) This approach to acceleration enhances […]


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Symposium, Smart Control, and cloud computing

by Lydia Leong  |  November 7, 2010  |  2 Comments

I originally wrote this right after Orlando Symposium and forgot to post it. Now that Symposium is over, I want to reflect back on the experiences of the week. Other than the debate session that I did (Eric Knipp and I arguing the future of PaaS vs. IaaS), I spent the conference in the one-on-one […]


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