Gartner Blog Network

Posts from Date:   2009-7

What’s mid-sized?

by Lydia Leong  |  July 27, 2009

As I talk to clients, it strikes me that companies with fairly similar IT infrastructures can use very different words to describe how they feel about it. One client might say, “Oh, we’re just a small IT shop, we’ve only got a little over 250 servers, we think cloud computing is for people like us.” […]

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Bits and pieces

by Lydia Leong  |  July 22, 2009

Interesting recent news: Amazon’s revocation of Orwell novels on the Kindle has stirred up some cloud debate. There seems to have been a thread of “will this controversy kill cloud computing”, which you can find in plenty of blogs and press articles. I think that question, in this context, is silly, and am not going […]

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Cloud computing adoption surveys

by Lydia Leong  |  July 4, 2009

A recent Forrester survey apparently indicates that that one out of four large companies plan to use an external provider soon, or have already done so. (The Cloud Storage Strategy blog has a good round-up linking to the original report, a summary of the key points, and various commentators.) Various pundits are apparently surprised by […]

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A hodgepodge of links

by Lydia Leong  |  July 3, 2009

This is just a round-up of links that I’ve recently found to be interesting. Barroso and Holzle (Google): Warehouse-Scale Computing. This is a formal lecture-paper covering the design of what these folks from Google refer to as WSCs. They write, “WSCs differ significantly from traditional data centers: they belong to a single organization, use a […]

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Magic Quadrant (hosting and cloud), published!

by Lydia Leong  |  July 2, 2009

The new Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Hosted Cloud System Infrastructure Services (On Demand) has been published. (Gartner clients only, although I imagine public copies will become available soon as vendors buy reprints.) Inclusion criteria was set primarily by revenue; if you’re wondering why your favorite vendor wasn’t included, it was probably because they […]

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