Lydia Leong

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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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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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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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Call for vendors – 2013 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Lydia Leong  |  March 27, 2013  |  1 Comment

It’s that time of the year again, a little bit early — we’re trying to refresh the Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant on a nine-month cycle rather than a yearly cycle, reflecting the faster pace of the market. A pre-qualification survey, intended to gather quantitative metrics and information about each provider’s service, will be going out [...]

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The forthcoming Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant, 2013

by Lydia Leong  |  December 7, 2012  |  Comments Off

Gartner will soon be starting the process of updating our Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, currently targeted for publication in Q1 of 2013. This is the update to the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting that was published in March 2012 of this year; a free reprint is available. If you consider yourself to be an [...]

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Vendors, Magic Quadrants, and client status

by Lydia Leong  |  August 22, 2012  |  2 Comments

I’m writing this blog post for vendors who are in Magic Quadrants or who are hoping to be in Magic Quadrants, as well as the Gartner account executives (AEs) who have such vendors as clients and prospects. It’s in lieu of having to send an email blast to a lot of people; since it’s more [...]

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