Lydia Leong

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The 2014 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  May 30, 2014  |  7 Comments

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, 2014, has just been released (see the client-only interactive version, or the free reprint). If you’re a Gartner client, you can also view the related charts, which summarize the offerings, features, and data center locations in a convenient table format. (The charts are unfortunately less readable [...]

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Recommended reading for 2014 Cloud IaaS and Managed Hosting Magic Quadrants

by Lydia Leong  |  January 14, 2014  |  1 Comment

If you’re a service provider interested in participating in the research process for Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS (see the call for vendors), or the regional Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting (see that call for vendors), you will probably want to read some of my previous blog posts. The Magic Quadrant Process Itself [...]

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Foundational Gartner research notes for cloud IaaS and managed hosting, 2014

by Lydia Leong  |  January 14, 2014  |  Comments Off

With the refresh of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, and the evolution of the regional Magic Quadrants for Managed Hosting into Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, I am following my annual tradition of highlighting researching that myself and others have published that’s important in the context of these MQs. These notes lay out [...]

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Last call for vendors for 2014 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  January 12, 2014  |  1 Comment

We began the call-for-vendors process for Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, as well as the regional Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, in December. (See Doug Toombs’s call for vendors for the latter.) The pre-qualification survey, which is intended to gather quantitative metrics and information about each provider’s service, is [...]

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Shooting squirrels from the roof

by Lydia Leong  |  January 12, 2014  |  Comments Off

I’ve been spending the last week revising the combined service-provider survey for our Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, and the new regional Magic Quadrants for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting. With every year of revision, the way I ask questions becomes lengthier and more specific, along with the boldfaced “THESE THINGS DO NOT COUNT” caveats. These caveats [...]

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Where are the challengers to AWS?

by Lydia Leong  |  September 5, 2013  |  2 Comments

This is part of 2 of my response to Bernard Golden’s recent CIO.com blog post in response to my announcement of Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS. (Part 1 was posted yesterday.) Bernard: “What skill or insight has allowed AWS to create an offering so superior to others in the market?” AWS takes a [...]

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Cloud IaaS market share and the developer-centric world

by Lydia Leong  |  September 4, 2013  |  1 Comment

Bernard Golden recently wrote a CIO.com blog post in response to my announcement of Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS. He raised a number of good questions that I thought it would be useful to address. This is part 1 of my response. (See part 2 for more.) (Broadly, as a matter of Gartner [...]

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Five more reasons to work at Gartner with me

by Lydia Leong  |  August 26, 2013  |  Comments Off

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post called “Five reasons you should work at Gartner with me“. Well, we’re recruiting again for an analyst to replace Aneel Lakhani, who is sadly leaving us to go to a start-up. While this analyst role isn’t part of my team, I expect that this is [...]

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The 2013 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  August 21, 2013  |  4 Comments

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, 2013, has just been released (see the client-only interactive version, or the free reprint). Gartner clients can also consult the related charts, which summarize the offerings, features, and data center locations. We’re now updating this Magic Quadrant on a nine-month basis, and quite a bit has [...]

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Recommended reading for Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  April 5, 2013  |  Comments Off

If you’re a service provider interested in participating in the Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant process (see the call for vendors), I’d like to recommend a number of my previous blog posts. Foundational Gartner research notes on cloud IaaS. Recommended reading to understand our thinking on the market. Having cloud-enabled technology != Having a cloud. Critical [...]

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