Lydia Leong

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Archives for March, 2011


Amazon’s dedicated instances

by Lydia Leong  |  March 29, 2011  |  Comments Off

Back in December, I blogged about the notion of Just Enough Privacy — the idea that cloud IaaS customers could share a common pool of physical servers, yet have the security concerns of shared infrastructure addressed through provisioning rules that would ensure that once a “private” customer got a virtual machine provisioned on a physical [...]

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Cloud IaaS special report

by Lydia Leong  |  March 25, 2011  |  1 Comment

I’ve just finished curating a collection of Gartner research on cloud infrastructure as a service. The Cloud IaaS Special Report covers private and public cloud IaaS, including both compute and storage, from multiple perspectives — procurement (including contracting), governance (including chargeback, capacity, and a look at the DevOps movement), and adoption (lots of statistics and [...]

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Cloud IaaS market segmentation

by Lydia Leong  |  March 13, 2011  |  1 Comment

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been mulling over a way to structure and segment the cloud infrastructure as a service market. Some of those ideas have appeared on my blog, and have since been refined, heavily peer reviewed, and then trial-ballooned at clients. The result is a new research note, called The Structure [...]

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Contracting in the cloud

by Lydia Leong  |  March 8, 2011  |  Comments Off

There are plenty of cloud (or cloud-ish) companies that will sell you services on a credit card and a click-through agreement. But even when you can buy that way, it is unlikely to be maximally to your advantage to do so, if you have any volume to speak of. And if you do decide to [...]

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