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Jay Lyman
Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software

Jay covers enterprise applications, IT systems management and the trends at the core of disruption in these areas – including open source software, cloud computing, the confluence of application development and deployment known as devops, mobility, and polyglot programming. Jay's analysis encompasses evolving software development and release models, as well as the technology used to create, deploy and support applications in today's enterprise and service-provider markets.

As a 451 Research analyst, Jay has been a speaker at numerous industry events, including Devops Days, LinuxCon, the Open Source Business Conference and OSCON, covering topics such as cloud computing, mobile software, devops and enterprise case studies.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Jay wrote for a number of IT publications, including LinuxInsider and TechNewsWorld, NewsForge/Linux.com, Web Host Industry Review and CMP Media, where he covered software and IT infrastructure, development and products, as well as other technology and business topics. He has also written for other news organizations, including the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine. Jay holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University.


Reports by this Analyst

Uhuru Software rides open source to Windows, .NET devops support
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
The software company is extending beyond its polyglot PaaS capabilities to respond to enterprise demand for Windows and .NET support on open source PaaS platforms such as Cloud Foundry and OpenShift.
Canonical bolsters Ubuntu for OpenStack and enterprise growth
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
Ubuntu Linux backer Canonical is expanding its large enterprise and service-provider business along with the growth of cloud computing and the OpenStack cloud project and ecosystem.
Jelastic eyes opportunity in converged IaaS and PaaS
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
The vendor is embracing the idea that IaaS and PaaS are converging, and is integrating the management of both for customers as it seeks to differentiate itself and capitalize on a growing opportunity.
Puppet Labs continues to expand enterprise automation capability, devops business
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
Infrastructure automation vendor Puppet Labs is expanding its Puppet Enterprise capabilities and subscriptions as the devops trend grows among large enterprise organizations.
Piston revs growth by targeting true OpenStack and devops believers
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
As the OpenStack cloud-computing project matures and grows, Piston believes it is uniquely positioned to put together the project's moving parts for large customers, particularly those already on board with OpenStack and agile IT operations.
Pivotal turns on Cloud Foundry foundation for enterprise PaaS
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
Cloud Foundry is among the most widely used open source PaaS technologies in the enterprise today. Can Pivotal turn that popularity into commercial success?
Scalr touts hybrid cloud management for devops; reins in 'shadow IT'
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
As hybrid cloud strategies become reality for more large enterprises and service providers, vendors such as Scalr seek to enable and support provisioning, management and control of multi-cloud infrastructure for developers and IT operations teams.
Mirantis navigates changing OpenStack market, growth with 4.0 release
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
The company got attention with early OpenStack deployments by large organizations, as more services and support was needed, but how well can it evolve along with an ecosystem transitioning to a product-based market?
ScriptRock envisions new ways to compare and manage digital infrastructure configurations
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
If you want to get the most out of your digital infrastructure, it makes sense to first understand what you have and how it's working, and then compare options for change and execute. ScriptRock calls this configuration visibility.
Synopsys covets code quality, security with $375m Coverity acquisition
TDM Deal Analysis - February, 2014
In another case of 'know your code,' EDA and semiconductor design player Synopsys reaches for software testing and quality vendor Coverity.
Apprenda takes its place at the enterprise private PaaS table
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
While the polyglot programming trend has driven adoption and support of multiple application languages and frameworks, Apprenda has focused on .NET and Java. This fits the company's strategy of addressing primarily enterprises with private PaaS.
OpenStack distro wars?
HITS Insight - February, 2014
Vendors are pivoting from service models that help enterprises stand up OpenStack environments to product-based approaches that offer annuity-based revenue streams. However, much like the early days of Linux, not all vendors are taking the same path.
As enterprise ERP ages, xTuple thrives on mobile-desktop integration
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The enterprise ERP space continues to be characterized by consolidation and closings, but open source player xTuple says it is still finding success replacing traditional ERP and, with its integration of mobile and desktop ERP, gaining new business.
Docker adds $15m in funding to drive its popular application container technology
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
The PaaS player turned application containerization specialist has raised additional funding to fuel its growth as its technology continues to gain popularity among large customers and deployments.
GroundWork builds on systems management software update for growth
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
The commercial open source systems management software vendor continues to build out its Monitor software for monitoring and managing infrastructure, as well as the size and number of its enterprise customers.
Rogue Wave buys Klocwork for larger role in enterprise application development
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2014
Development software provider Rogue Wave has acquired source code analysis vendor Klocwork in a deal indicative of more holistic and integrated application development and deployment strategies.
IT automation drives speed and efficiency, as well as market consolidation
TDM Sector IQ - January, 2014
IT automation and devops practices are attracting more large enterprises and service providers, expanding the market and driving M&A among the players.
Rackspace gets 'fanatical' for devops with new service
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
In another broadening out of the devops market focused on faster software and service deployment, Rackspace is offering a sort of 'devops as a service' to its core Web and service provider market, as well as enterprise departments.
Is PaaS becoming just a feature of IaaS?
MIS Spotlight - January, 2014
Although it is maturing in technology and market, PaaS is getting squeezed between consolidation with IaaS and heavy use of SaaS. PaaS will most likely survive as a category, but not necessarily as we know it today.
Chef changes name, adds funding to its recipes for automation
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
The commercial backer of Chef has changed its name in-line with the open source project, at the same time raising $32m in venture capital and more aggressively targeting large enterprise and service-provider customers.
Red Hat fits core market nicely with OpenShift Enterprise PaaS
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
The company is pushing more into cloud computing, including PaaS, where its OpenShift Enterprise attempts to broaden public PaaS success with a private PaaS aimed squarely at enterprise customers.
Cloud testing specialist Skytap expedites devops by reducing idle and wait time
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
The cloud-based test and development vendor is stressing its role in faster continuous integration and delivery processes, also known as devops, by cutting the time that developers and teams spend waiting for each other.
SaltStack drives growth with automation, integration and open source offerings
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
The company may have started out in the hot area of configuration automation, but it is gaining traction beyond that among enterprise and service-provider customers with its orchestration, remote execution and other capabilities.
JFrog catching more enterprises as devops, legacy ops converge
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
Repository management and continuous-integration vendor JFrog is growing its large enterprise customers as they integrate new, more agile practices with older ways of doing things, managing software repositories throughout the process.
Zend partners on PaaS, makes PHP picks for customers
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
Rather than join the fray, Zend has opted to partner with PaaS providers, and is focusing on continuous delivery of software and infrastructure as more enterprises and service providers focus on PHP applications and back ends.
AppScale aims devops, private PaaS at wider audience
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
Cloud computing and devops have continued to grow and expand among large enterprises, but AppScale says SMB organizations are also eager to speed application development and deployment via private PaaS software and services tailored to them.
Electric Cloud charges ahead on continuous delivery
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
As the continuous-delivery market heats up and crowds up, the vendor says its end-to-end approach is powering a growing number of large enterprises that are expanding their implementation of these devops practices.
AnsibleWorks translates devops to any language for enterprises
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
The company is a growing force in the highly active and very competitive area of IT configuration and provisioning automation, where it faces rivals that have been in the market longer.
ZeroTurnaround speeds up Java development and deployment with JRebel, LiveRebel
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
The Java development vendor is growing as the 'devops' practices of agility, efficiency and collaboration are adopted by large enterprises that have significant investment and experience with Java infrastructure and applications.
OpenStack-related business revenue to exceed $1bn by 2015 as commercial models evolve
HITS Insight - October, 2013
At 451 Research, we are tracking nearly 60 vendors that have embraced OpenStack as a source of revenue. As the open source platform matures, so do the business models supporting it.
StrongLoop lassos enterprise market going mobile with Node.js
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
A startup backing the popular Node.js open source application framework, StrongLoop has worked with large enterprise users to form its products and business around mobile applications and mobile back ends.
Red Hat unveils its long-term xPaaS cloud strategy
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
The company recently announced a 12-month roadmap for its JBoss xPaaS services for OpenShift. In the cloud era, 12 months is considered by many a long-term strategy – perhaps too long.
OutSystems 'cloudifies' app development, looks to stand out through devops automation
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
The company claims more than 340 customers deploying OutSystems Platform on-premises or in a private cloud environment, but it is pondering a bright future in public cloud delivery.
SUSE sets sights on OpenStack growth, Hyper-V support with SUSE Cloud 2.0
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
As the OpenStack competition among enterprise Linux vendors heats up, where does SUSE stand with its Cloud 2.0 technology and strategy?
CFEngine revs business fueled by enterprise adoption of automation, devops
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
The company may not get as much buzz as some of its configuration- and provisioning-automation counterparts, but it is still among a handful of increasingly critical tools for devops, and says its enterprise familiarity and credibility set it apart.
ElasticBox grows enterprise customers and prospects by managing IT diversity
MIS Impact Report - September, 2013
The startup is expanding its enterprise customers and opportunity by supporting a standardized and automated approach to application deployment that is typically lacking for most organizations.
Puppet Labs expands role of Puppet automation with VMware and beyond
MIS Impact Report - September, 2013
IT automation vendor Puppet Labs continues to grow its enterprise business, as well as its integration with other systems management software. It has partnership and investment from VMware, but the company also highlights its work with other companies.
Canonical's Ubuntu unit expects 100% growth from its OpenStack distribution
HITS Insight - September, 2013
OpenStack is a three-year-old open source platform that is gaining momentum. Ubuntu sees the platform as a source of revenue growth.
Opscode aims Chef at the enterprise, extends with Microsoft and other partners
MIS Impact Report - September, 2013
Popular among developers and large Web 2.0 clients, Opscode's Chef configuration management software is now being aimed at large enterprises more than ever, with new leadership and branding from the company.
Sauce Labs serves increasing desire for automated Web and mobile application tests
MIS Impact Report - September, 2013
The automated software testing provider is spreading its Selenium-based automated application testing heavier into mobile software with new technology for automated Android and iOS testing in its Sauce Cloud.
dotCloud serves polyglot demand with more extensible PaaS, Docker tool
MIS Impact Report - August, 2013
PaaS vendor dotCloud is centering its focus and opportunity on Docker, a containerization tool for packaging software and dependencies so an application can run on any infrastructure, from bare-metal clusters to public and private clouds.
Rogue Wave buys longtime open source support shop OpenLogic
TDM Deal Analysis - August, 2013
Rogue Wave Software picks up open source supporter and integrator OpenLogic as open source software is increasingly ingrained into enterprise development and application release processes.
CloudBees expands PaaS hive with key partners, technologies
MIS Impact Report - August, 2013
The vendor has successfully broadened the developer technologies and clouds supported with its PaaS, but how is it doing against much larger competitors in Java EE application development and deployment?
CloudBees buys FoxWeave, pollinates Java PaaS with data integration
TDM Deal Analysis - July, 2013
With its acquisition of data-integration player FoxWeave, PaaS provider CloudBees targets one of the biggest challenges for today's enterprise developers: data integration.
Canonical launches crowdsourcing campaign for smartphone, targets the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
We discuss the vision that Canonical has for a universal device that will run both a desktop and mobile OS to meet the future needs of the enterprise.
Engine Yard lays PaaS tracks to new technologies, Microsoft's Azure
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
The company's consistent growth, investment and major partnerships prove that enterprise PaaS is for real, and continues to mature in terms of both providers and customers.
Puppet Labs goes deeper into stack automation with Cloudsmith acquisition
TDM Deal Analysis - July, 2013
With its Cloudsmith buy, Puppet Labs helps push the trend of devops that combines software development and IT operations, as well as a growing enterprise demand for preconfigured, automated sets of infrastructure and applications.
Atlassian gains on high-priority trends, low-touch sales
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
Enterprise development and collaboration vendor Atlassian continues to grow its business and its product as trends such as agile development and continuous deployment expand across the industry.
XebiaLabs pushes ahead with Deployit automation software amid devops consolidation
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
While some of its closest rivals have been scooped up by larger, more traditional systems management vendors, XebiaLabs remains independent.
CenturyLink Savvis acquires AppFog for PaaS
HITS Insight - June, 2013
CenturyLink Savvis has bought broad-spectrum PaaS technology firm AppFog to provide customers with a range of public and private deployment options.

 

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