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Archives for July, 2012


Foundational Gartner research notes on cloud IaaS

by Lydia Leong  |  July 26, 2012  |  1 Comment

In light of the upcoming Magic Quadrant work, I thought it would be useful to highlight research that myself and others have published that is important in the context of this MQ. These notes lay out how we see the market, and consequently, the lens that we’re going to be evaluating the service providers through. [...]

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What would make the Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant better?

by Lydia Leong  |  July 25, 2012  |  1 Comment

At the risk of opening up a can of worms: As a user of the Public Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant — either as a technology buyer looking to make a vendor decision, or as a vendor looking to understand the market, what would make the document better? Understand that I cannot change the process itself [...]

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UP and to the RIGHT

by Lydia Leong  |  July 23, 2012  |  Comments Off

Richard Stiennon, a former colleague of mine (he was a security analyst at Gartner from 2000-2004), has just written a book, “UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence: A complete guide to analyst influence“. It’s a good guide to analyst relations in general, but it’s focused on Gartner, and especially the [...]

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Call for vendors – 2012 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  July 20, 2012  |  Comments Off

We’re about to kick off Gartner’s 2012 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant. A pre-qualification survey, intended to gather quantitative metrics and basic information about each provider’s service, will be going out very soon. If you are a cloud compute IaaS provider — that means you offer, as a service, fully-automated, self-service compute, storage, and network infrastructure [...]

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