Edwin Yuen

Edwin Yuen

Edwin Yuen is a senior analyst covering cloud systems management, including automation and orchestration technologies. Edwin covers IT systems management, both traditional on-premises solutions and newer, cloud-based solutions. These solutions encompass change & configuration management, performance & problem management, and end-to-end workload scheduling & automation. Edwin also covers the emerging areas of IT automation with DevOps and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings. Edwin has been part of creating and defining some of the top systems management solutions in the market today and has spent the better part of the last 10 years analyzing the cloud and systems management space. Edwin has over 20 years of consulting, product management, and sales experience.

Recent Posts by Edwin Yuen:

ESG Brief: AWS Outposts Announcement at re:Invent 2018 Changes the Hybrid Cloud Landscape

Abstract:

At the recent AWS re:Invent 2018 conference, AWS made one of the most significant announcements ever in the cloud market landscape with AWS Outposts. AWS Outposts brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility. This is the first service to offer true public cloud capability in an on-premises configuration, which has been an ask of enterprises since the dawn of the public cloud era. Companies that are looking to leverage a cloud-down hybrid, based on public cloud services and applications, need to consider AWS Outposts.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: Analysis of IBM's Acquisition of Red Hat – Is it a Game Changer?

Abstract:

IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat has been termed a “game changer” by many, but what is the real impact of this deal? While the deal is significant in scope, the near-term impacts will be limited by the lack of existing synergies in the combined product portfolio. This acquisition helps IBM’s position in the hybrid cloud market significantly but doesn’t enable it to leapfrog competitors like Microsoft, AWS, or Google. The biggest opportunity for IBM is in the container and Kubernetes space, especially if on-premises and bare metal containers become popular. The new IBM would be very well positioned for that type of cloud.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Storage

ESG Brief: Google Cloud Targeting Enterprise Cloud Users with Google Next ‘18 Announcements

Abstract:

At the recent Google Next ‘18 conference, Google made several significant announcements about Google Cloud and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The new GCP services and programs were a clear sign that Google is focused on meeting the needs of enterprise cloud users. Google discussed new programs and offers to support enterprise users, and the product announcements showed that hybrid cloud is an important cloud model for GCP. Companies that are using cloud computing should carefully consider the Google offerings and move beyond the perception that GCP is focused on consumer or cloud-native-only workloads.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Master Survey Results: Real-world SLAs and Availability Requirements

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on real-world SLAs, metrics, and availability methods in order to quantify the perceived business impacts of downtime and data loss.

Topics: Systems Management Data Protection

ESG Brief: 2018 Public Cloud Infrastructure Trends

Abstract:

As organizations continue to leverage digital transformation for both their business and IT groups, the use of public cloud infrastructure has become a key driver for that transformation. As the use of public cloud infrastructure becomes a standard operational model, use of multiple cloud service providers, or multi-cloud, is also growing to meet the needs of transformation efforts. ESG’s research has found that these strategies are widespread and commonly driven by an organization’s application requirements.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services VMworld AWS re:Invent

ESG Brief: How Companies Choose Public Cloud Infrastructure Providers

Abstract:

The majority of organizations today are using public cloud infrastructure services to some extent. With this trend of increased public cloud infrastructure usage, it’s important to better understand the factors behind organizations’ criteria and process when it comes to selecting these public cloud service providers generally. This includes identifying the groups and individuals involved in and responsible for making cloud service provider decisions, and the capabilities that IaaS users look for and prefer in public cloud infrastructure and the providers offering these services.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services VMworld AWS re:Invent

ESG Brief: The Current State of Multi-cloud Strategies

Abstract:

Multi-cloud is one of the hottest buzzwords in IT today. Reflecting the growing use of multiple cloud service providers, vendors who offer products that support the public cloud must also be multi-cloud compatible. But what are the reasons behind companies choosing to be multi-cloud and what does the future hold for multi-cloud? ESG’s research has found that the core drivers for multi-cloud are the needs of the applications and active selection of providers by IT. As for the future of multi-cloud, ESG found there will be further fragmentation, with more diversity of providers, rather than a consolidation to a smaller number of providers.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services VMworld AWS re:Invent

ESG Brief: The Cloud’s Connection to Copy Data Management

Abstract:

As enterprise organizations continue to expand how they use their data to maximize its potential value, they are increasingly looking to leverage data management and enablement (DM&E) or copy data management (CDM) solutions. The growing use of public cloud infrastructure, especially by those organizations leveraging services from multiple cloud providers, is driving the use of DM&E/CDM capabilities. ESG’s research indicates that the majority of businesses are using data management technology to orchestrate copies or re-use of data, and that cloud-based services and management are the leading drivers when it comes to these solutions.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Data Management Data Protection

ESG Brief: 2018 Application Development Spending Priorities

Abstract:

As enterprise organizations evolve their digital transformation initiatives, the need for them to become more agile in application development is often a lynchpin in the viability of these efforts. ESG’s research has found that, when it comes to application development initiatives and strategies, formalizing DevOps practices and developing new mobile applications were among organizations’ top spending priorities for the next 12-18 months. These top initiatives are driven by an organization’s overall application development output, with strong correlations between the need to formally implement DevOps practices with the size and number of applications deployed.

Topics: Cybersecurity Enterprise Mobility Systems Management IT Spending Intentions

ESG Brief: Why and How to Protect VMs within Hyperconverged and Converged Infrastructures

Abstract:

Many of the most compelling hyperconverged and converged infrastructure solutions boast built-in data protection capabilities. For the purposes of this paper, the two architectures will be collectively considered and referred to as “HCI” unless specifically noted. Built-in data protection capabilities within some HCI offerings are often seen as differentiators and additional benefits of consolidating IT solution components versus using self-built and protected infrastructure. But does this mean that as organizations embrace HCI, traditional DP solutions’ relevance will fade? Not necessarily.

Topics: Data Protection Converged Infrastructure