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A Comparison of Public Cloud Cost Optimization Tools is Now Available

by Marco Meinardi  |  December 12, 2019

If you're using public cloud infrastructure and platform services, I bet that you've been thinking about adopting a tool to cut down costs. You've been told that there is some...

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AWS Just Made Their Management Tools Ready for Multicloud

by Marco Meinardi  |  December 7, 2019

I am just back home after spending last week at AWS re:Invent in tiresome, noisy, vibrant and excessive Las Vegas. At Gartner, I cover cloud management and governance and I...

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Gartner’s cloud IaaS assessments, 2019 edition

by Lydia Leong  |  July 30, 2019

We’ve just completed our 2019 evaluations of cloud IaaS providers, resulting in a new Magic Quadrant, Critical Capabilities, and six Solution Scorecards -- one for each of the providers included...

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Updating Gartner’s cloud IaaS evaluation criteria

by Lydia Leong  |  July 30, 2019

In February of this year, we revised the Evaluation Criteria for Cloud IaaS (Gartner paywall). The evaluation criteria (now rebranded Solution Criteria) are essentially the sort of criteria that prospective...

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The Future of Database Management Systems Is Cloud

by Merv Adrian  |  June 23, 2019

On Friday, 20-June-2019, Gartner published new research titled "The Future of the DBMS Market Is Cloud" by Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian and Adam Ronthal. The thesis: cloud is now the default...

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Networking in the Public Cloud

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 14, 2019

We see quite a few network teams treating networking inside the public cloud (i.e., AWS, Azure, GCE) as “not my problem”. The scary thing is that IaaS networking capabilities are...

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Open Shares in the Trenches

by Jay Heiser  |  January 4, 2019

Today’s open sharing of sensitive files from the public cloud parallels an information warfare problem from 1916. It should remind us that security always takes a back seat when there’s...

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Is Public Cloud Cheaper Than Running Your Own Data Center?

by Marco Meinardi  |  November 30, 2018

The question on whether public cloud infrastructure is cheaper than running on-premises data centers keeps coming in client inquiries. Clients realize that most of the answers produced by the industry so far...

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10 Years of Cloud Security

by Jay Heiser  |  June 1, 2018

10 years ago this week, Gartner released Assessing the Security Risks of Cloud Computing  Although we had written several research notes in 2007 discussing SaaS security, the 2008 note co-authored...

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Equating IT Modernization to Business Innovation

by Andrew White  |  April 23, 2018

A McKinsey report this week titled, "Cloud Adoption to Accelerate IT Modernization", tackles a topic I have been keen to explore with clients in the last couple of years: What...

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