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Azure Outage: Customer insights a week later

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  March 9, 2012

On February 29, 2012 (leap day), Microsoft Windows Azure experienced a significant cloud service outage.   Microsoft announced the outage and resolution in their public blogs (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/03/01/windows-azure-service-disruption-update.aspx and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/03/01/window-azure-service-disruption-resolved.aspx).  After the...

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Another Cloud Outage: Insight and Reactions

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  February 29, 2012

Today, Microsoft Windows Azure had an advertised outage.  As of writing this blog, the outage is still in recovery mode.  I spent the morning talking to a handful of Azure...

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Auditors: A problem to CSP transparency

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  February 3, 2012

I’m pretty vocal when it comes to challenging Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) regarding increasing the amount of public transparency they share with not only customers but with prospects.  On a...

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Improving Cloud Provider Assessment

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  December 16, 2011

I've focused a significant amount of effort in 2011 in assisting our clients through assessments of various cloud providers, namely at the IaaS level.  The topic has been so popular...

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VMware: Global Connect & vCloud Connector

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 29, 2011

VMworld kicked off this week with a flurry of announcements and improvements and I wanted to highlight two of the important ones for my coverage area. Global Connect - this...

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Evaluating Cloud Providers

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  August 23, 2011

I just finished two webinars last week on Evaluating Cloud Providers.  Attendance was really fantastic and I hope our research has helped a variety of companies in their journey of...

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