Lydia Leong

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The myth of zero downtime

by Lydia Leong  |  March 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

Every time there’s been a major Amazon outage, someone always says something like, “Regular Web hosters and colocation companies don’t have outages!” I saw an article in my Twitter stream today, and finally decided that the topic deserves a blog post. (The article seemed rather linkbait-ish, so I’m not going to link it.) It is […]

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Five reasons you should work at Gartner with me

by Lydia Leong  |  December 12, 2011  |  6 Comments

Gartner is hiring again! We’ve got a number of open positions, actually, and somewhat flexible about how we use the headcount; we’re looking for great people and the jobs can adapt to some extent based on what they know. This also means we’re flexible on seniority level — anywhere from about five years of experience […]


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Amazon and Equinix partner for Direct Connect

by Lydia Leong  |  August 7, 2011  |  Comments Off

Amazon has introduced a new connectivity option called AWS Direct Connect. In plain speak, Direct Connect allows an Amazon customer to get a cross-connect between his own network equipment and Amazon’s, in some location where the two companies are physically colocated. In even plainer speak, if you’re an Equinix colocation customer in their Ashburn, Virginia […]

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Verizon buys Terremark

by Lydia Leong  |  February 1, 2011  |  1 Comment

A couple of days ago, Verizon bid to acquire Terremark, for a total equity value of $1.4 billion. My colleague Ted Chamberlin and I are issuing a First Take on the event to Gartner clients; if you’re looking for advice and the official Gartner position, you’ll want to read that. This blog post is just […]

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Why cloud IaaS customers care about a colo option

by Lydia Leong  |  January 7, 2011  |  1 Comment

Ben Kepes has raised some perceived issues on the recent Cloud IaaS and Web Hosting Magic Quadrant, on his blog and on Quora. It seems to reflect some confusion that I want to address in public. Ben seems to think that the Magic Quadrant mixes colocation and cloud IaaS. It doesn’t, not in the least, […]

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More on Symposium 1-on-1s

by Lydia Leong  |  October 18, 2010  |  Comments Off

My calendar for one-on-ones at Symposium is now totally full, as far as I know, so here’s a look at some updated stats: Cloud 23 Colocation 9 Hosting 9 CDN 3 (No overlaps above. Things have been disambiguated. This counts only the formal 1-on-1s, and not any other meetings I’m doing here.) The hosting discussions […]

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Symposium 1-on-1 trends

by Lydia Leong  |  October 18, 2010  |  1 Comment

My 1-on-1 schedule is filling rapidly. (People who didn’t pre-book, you’re in luck: I was only added to the system on Friday or so, so I still have openings, at least as of this writing.) Trend-watchers might be interested in how these break down so far: 17 on cloud 8 on colocation 4 on hosting […]

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Equinix’s reduced guidance

by Lydia Leong  |  October 6, 2010  |  Comments Off

A lot of Gartner Invest clients are calling to ask about Equinix’s trimming of guidance. I am enormously swamped at the moment, and cannot easily open up timeslots to talk to everyone asking. So I’m posting a short blog entry (short and not very detailed because of Gartner’s rules about how much I can give […]

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Getting real on colocation

by Lydia Leong  |  April 23, 2010  |  1 Comment

Of late, I’ve had a lot of people ask me why my near-term forecast for the colocation market in the United States is so much lower (in many cases, half the growth rate) when compared with those produced by competing analyst firms, Wall Street, and so forth. Without giving too much information (as you’ll recall, […]

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Q1 2010 inquiry in review

by Lydia Leong  |  April 5, 2010  |  1 Comment

My professional life has gotten even busier — something that I thought was impossible, until I saw how far out my inquiry calendar was being booked. As usual, my blogging has suffered for it, as has my writing output in general. Nearly all of my writing now seems to be done in airports, while waiting […]

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