Lydia Leong

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Why transparency matters in the cloud

by Lydia Leong  |  April 24, 2011  |  2 Comments

A number of people have asked if the advice that Gartner is giving to clients about the cloud, or about Amazon, has changed as a result of Amazon’s outage. The answer is no, it hasn’t. In a nutshell: 1. Every cloud IaaS provider should be evaluated individually. They’re all different, even if they seem to […]


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Amazon outage and the auto-immune vulnerabilities of resiliency

by Lydia Leong  |  April 21, 2011  |  20 Comments

Today is Judgment Day, when Skynet becomes self-aware. It is, apparently, also a very, very bad day for Amazon Web Services. Lots of people have raised questions today about what Amazon’s difficulties today mean for the future of cloud IaaS. My belief is that this doesn’t do anything to the adoption curve — but I […]


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