451 Research - Biography

Jay Lyman
Research Manager, Cloud Management and Containers

Jay covers infrastructure software, primarily private cloud platforms, cloud management and enterprise use cases that center on orchestration, the confluence of software development and IT operations known as DevOps, Docker and containers.

Jay's analysis encompasses evolving IT operations and software release models, as well as the technology used to create, deploy and support infrastructure and applications in today's enterprise and service-provider markets. Key areas of research also include OpenStack, PaaS and enterprise end users. As a 451 Research analyst, Jay has been a speaker at numerous industry events, including ICEE3, DevOps Days, LinuxCon and OSCON, covering topics such as cloud computing, DevOps, open source software and enterprise case studies.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Jay worked as a journalist for various media firms and publications including CMP Media, LinuxInsider, NewsForge, Time Magazine and the Associated Press.

Reports by this Analyst

Containers: economically, they appear to be a better option than hardware virtualization
MIS Spotlight - September, 2016
Containers get a significant amount of hype in the market. We explore the actual cost savings they can provide compared with traditional virtual machines and hardware virtualization.
Apcera steps up in fight to support enterprise containers at scale with security
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
With a focus on distributed applications, security and policy, Apcera's going after enterprise users of containers and microservices at scale and in production.
CoreOS prioritizes container security, production use and digital transformation
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
With its lightweight operating system, Tectonic container management and orchestration software, and key integrations and partnerships, CoreOS is leveraging container security and production use to stand out amid a broad field of competitors.
Cisco jumps into the container-orchestration race with ContainerX buy
TDM Deal Analysis - August, 2016
In a container management and orchestration market populated by a variety of newer startups and established vendors, Cisco has moved early to acquire ContainerX and its software for central management of container infrastructure with operations and developer self-service capabilities.
Canonical aims to replicate cloud success in containers
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
The Ubuntu Linux backer has managed growth of developers and enterprise users through its integration and support for cloud computing and OpenStack. Can it maintain momentum with its own LXD container format?
With enterprise growth, integration and competition, expect more container management M&A
TDM Sector IQ - August, 2016
Container management and orchestration is where much of the innovation and competition is in the rapidly evolving container ecosystem that involves both newcomers and established giants, making consolidation likely.
DockerCon shows movement, opportunity and challenges of software container community
MIS Spotlight - July, 2016
Docker and its many partners and integrators moved forward at the latest DockerCon event with a growing audience and ecosystem, a deeper push into container management and IT operations, and more enterprise customers... but where is it all headed?
Mirantis grows 140% YoY as it evolves into a software company, eyes IPO
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
Although initially focused on building private clouds, Mirantis' goal is now to attract global companies and telcos, implement standard solutions, develop more automation, and then transition the operations to its clients over time.
Aqua brings increased fluidity to container security
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
One of only a few container security startups, Aqua Security claims that it has the antidote for enterprise use of containers such as Docker, which it says is being held back by increased risk and insufficient tools to mitigate it.
OpenStack-related business models to exceed $4bn by 2019
MIS Spotlight - July, 2016
451 Research's Market Monitor estimates OpenStack forecast using a bottom-up analysis of 56 vendors' current revenue generation and growth prospects, providing a deep and holistic view of the OpenStack marketplace.
Samsung reaches for Joyent so it can have its own cloud and container services
TDM Deal Analysis - June, 2016
Rather than build its own cloud and application container software, Samsung has opted to acquire Joyent to support its mobile and Internet of Things strategy, as well as other software and services based on containers and public/private clouds.
Portworx enters hot market with storage built on containers for containers
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
In a fast-growing container software market, Portworx seeks to stand out with a focus on enterprise storage. But it faces growing competition from other startups, and from established vendors wading deeper into containers.
With Kismatic acquisition, Apprenda speeds and deepens its Kubernetes container push
TDM Deal Analysis - May, 2016
The Docker container trend, and now Kubernetes container management software, is driving consolidation as expected, with PaaS player Apprenda bolstering its Kubernetes integration by acquiring Kismatic, a startup focused on enterprise production support for Kubernetes.
Pivotal raises big funding round, updates flagship PaaS with user experience focus
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
Cloud Foundry PaaS provider Pivotal has been hard at work attempting to pick up speed in the enterprise market, including series C funding of more than $250m, three acquisitions, new partnerships and a major product update, all in an effort to increase the usability and breadth of its flagship commercial product and expand its global reach.
Apprenda broadens enterprise appeal by integrating with Kubernetes, teaming with Cisco
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The private PaaS vendor is betting on not only newer cloud-native applications but also existing enterprise mainstays and broad support to differentiate itself. Its software continues to be built out with additional integrations and API gateways to enable extended compatibility in the cloud.
Twistlock turns the key to enterprise security for Docker and containers
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
Among the security companies focused squarely on Docker and other modern application containers, Twistlock is rapidly building its enterprise business as more container deployments move to production and mission-critical applications and workloads.
Container momentum drives customer growth, new funding for Sysdig
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The container monitoring vendor appears to have bet wisely on the potential of the container market, but it will need to keep a close eye on the competition to solidify its place and differentiate among a broad array of newer and traditional monitoring providers.
451 Application Container Market Map shows position and movement of many vendors
MIS Spotlight - May, 2016
The rapidly evolving application container market around Docker and other container software has drawn the interest of a broad number of vendors both old and new in a variety of categories, which 451 Research charts in the recently released Application Container Market Map.
Google updates Kubernetes to v1.2 with scalability, broader integration and community
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
The company has done a good job opening its Kubernetes container management and orchestration, fostering a broad community and ecosystem of vendors large and small around the software. The latest version includes a new user interface, scalability and automation.
Docker expands its enterprise container offerings, orchestration and ambition
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
The company is building well beyond its popular application container software to provide the supporting enterprise infrastructure and orchestration for containers, but will it be able to maintain its leadership position in the broader container ecosystem?
ContainerX marks intersection of enterprise containers and traditional VMs
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
The startup is focused on supporting enterprise use of application containers on a variety of infrastructure, and is trying to mark the spot in a growing, but crowded and competitive, field through integration with existing VMware vSphere operations.
Mesosphere pulling enterprises up into containers, microservices
MIS Impact Report - March, 2016
The datacenter operating system vendor says enterprises are striving to effectively leverage application containers, microservices and hyperscale computing, but need significant help getting there.
Sonatype embraces security in DevOps with Nexus visibility and automation
MIS Impact Report - February, 2016
Although it continues to focus on ensuring development quality and speed while reducing risk, Sonatype is also embracing new technologies, integrations and partners, including the ability to act on intelligence and application containers.
2016 M&A Outlook - Software, part 1
TDM Others - February, 2016
As part of our end-of-year series of M&A analysis, we look at the deals that mattered in 2015 and assess the prospects for the next 12 months in the software sector. Where will we see acquisitions, and who might be involved?
2016 M&A Outlook - Software, part 2
TDM Others - February, 2016
As part of our end-of-year series of M&A analysis, we look at the deals that mattered in 2015 and assess the prospects for the next 12 months in the software sector. Where will we see acquisitions, and who might be involved?
Docker snags Unikernel Systems to tie containers with micro-OSs and microservices
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2016
Docker has acquired Unikernel Systems in an attempt to turn unikernels into an opportunity rather than a threat to its central position in the rapidly evolving enterprise software ecosystem around application containers and the lighter-weight, stripped-down and specialized OS software on which they run.
SmartBear launches the Open API Initiative, donates Swagger
MIS Impact Report - January, 2016
The company has launched the Open API Initiative and donated Swagger to the effort, preserving Swagger's open source integrity and evolution. A similar move was recently made by Docker with its Open Container Initiative. Other than the Linux Foundation, what do these two initiatives have in common?
XebiaLabs drives its DevOps business with intermodal mix of apps new and old
MIS Impact Report - January, 2016
With a focus on the needs of large enterprises in select verticals, DevOps vendor XebiaLabs is supporting net-new applications as well as existing legacy and modern applications, putting its venture investment to work and growing the number and size of its customers.
Citrix sells its CloudPlatform software to Accelerite
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2016
Accelerite acquires the CloudStack-based CloudPlatform from Citrix in yet another example of consolidation in the cloud management space.
SaltStack serves enterprise taste for hybrid clouds with IT operations focus
MIS Impact Report - December, 2015
Growing alongside the DevOps trend toward faster application releases and more efficient infrastructure management, SaltStack says it is gaining the most traction from its support for two dozen different clouds as well as its focus on enterprise IT operations and larger, inherently more complex infrastructures.
Oracle piles on cloud, DevOps and containers with pickup of StackEngine
TDM Deal Analysis - December, 2015
Reinforcing its focus and investment on cloud, DevOps and application containers, Oracle has acquired StackEngine, a one-year-old startup that provides software for sharing and managing server images, containers and templates.
Pivotal buys UK-based CloudCredo for dev, services, European push
TDM Deal Analysis - December, 2015
Enterprise PaaS and big-data vendor Pivotal has bolstered its development and services capability while also adding to its European push by acquiring London-based CloudCredo.
Puppet Labs jumps headfirst into continuous delivery with Application Orchestration
MIS Impact Report - December, 2015
Continuing on its path beyond automation of provisioning and configuration toward broader systems management and continuous deployment, Puppet Labs has introduced Puppet Application Orchestration, a Puppet-based software stack for automating application releases.
Red Hat and Microsoft partner up, targeting the cloud, customers and the future
MIS Impact Report - November, 2015
Six years after a somewhat reticent agreement to support one another's virtualization software, rivals Red Hat and Microsoft embrace more substantially to support one another's cloud computing, devops and other software, and to jointly support customers.
CoreOS responds to container shift with Tectonic complete container stack
MIS Impact Report - November, 2015
Seeking to address growing enterprise interest in and use of application containers, CoreOS is leveraging its lightweight OS and container software and Kubernetes container management to provide Tectonic, a complete stack described as 'Google infrastructure for everyone else.'
New Relic expands its monitoring and DevOps capabilities with Opsmatic buy
TDM Deal Analysis - November, 2015
In another consolidation move in the agile development and IT operations – or DevOps – space, application performance monitoring and management vendor New Relic has acquired live-state, real-time monitoring startup Opsmatic.
Container vendor Docker adds support with pickup of hosted services player Tutum
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2015
Docker, the company behind the popular application container software of the same name, has bolstered its support and services capabilities with the acquisition of hosted services provider Tutum as scaled and production container deployments continue to grow.
Kismatic pushes containers and Kubernetes all the way to production
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
While Docker and application container technology is still in its infancy in the enterprise market, vendors such as startup Kismatic are betting on a faster track for containers and Kubernetes container management from development and testing to production.
Red Hat tips to DevOps, OpenStack and containers with acquisition of Ansible
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2015
The company's intention to acquire Ansible is in line with its DevOps, OpenStack, hybrid-cloud and application-container strategies, but what will become of open-source poster child Red Hat's support for rival automation software such as Chef, Puppet and Salt?
Major airline flies its own OpenStack private cloud, with VMware as its copilot
MIS User Deployment Report - October, 2015
A global airline issued an OpenStack mandate to address a legacy of disparate applications. Airline IT management wanted to move toward a more agile development model, and to operate its own private cloud infrastructure to serve both internal and external customers.