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

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.
Out of the box – the new container battle emerges in management and orchestration
MIS Spotlight - October, 2015
We seem to be headed toward a converged container format and standard with backers of Docker and Rocket together in the Open Container Initiative, but when it comes to the management and orchestration layer, the fight is still on, and it involves a wide field of players.
Cloud 66 lays down polyglot route to hybrid cloud and containers
MIS Impact Report - October, 2015
The vendor is laying down a route to clouds and containers with a hosted offering that supports a broad range of clouds for customers. Cloud 66's managed container infrastructure based on organizations' own servers in development or production may help the company differentiate itself.
Sematext blends monitoring with log management, search and analytics for containers
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
The vendor is matching its capabilities in monitoring, log management, search and analytics with critical user needs in the expanding area of application containers. Sematext must work to stand out in a field of more than 100 container-focused players.
OpenStack Pulse 2015: the open source victor for private cloud deployments
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
This report covers a variety of software vendors and service providers leveraging OpenStack internally and for commercial offerings, as well as up-to-date insight into cost of ownership, ongoing debates about functionality, alignment with container technology and overall direction.
OpenStack M&A on pace to continue, with participation from both familiar and fresh players
TDM Sector IQ - September, 2015
With a steady stream of startups and well-established giants participating, M&A in the OpenStack market is set to follow a familiar path. In this report, we examine previous deals involving OpenStack players as well as discuss potential acquirers and targets.
Sysdig drives deeper into container monitoring and visibility
MIS Impact Report - September, 2015
Among a new crop of container-focused startups, Sysdig sees monitoring as among the biggest enterprise pitfalls for containers, where its open source software is back filling for better container visibility and usability.
Rancher Labs rounds up container management in production
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
Container management startup Rancher Labs is supporting a broad range of application development pieces and infrastructures in its container management software, which is built for use of Docker container applications in production.
Yelp earns good reviews for its 'PaaSta,' cooked in Docker containers
MIS User Deployment Report - August, 2015
Yelp is among end users that bet early on Docker and containers, which now support a significant amount of the company's development and infrastructure, including production applications and services.
Shippable builds business with container-based continuous integration and delivery
MIS Impact Report - August, 2015
Among the early vendors to bet on Docker and containers, Shippable says it is now gaining from enterprise use of containers, including much larger deployments and customers.
HP buys ActiveState's Stackato for higher profile in hybrid cloud, PaaS, containers
TDM Deal Analysis - July, 2015
In a wise move to complement its IaaS software and dig deeper into application development, HP has scooped up ActiveState's Stackato business, which should give the buyer a higher profile in both PaaS and containers.
Chef's main course changing from open source automation to broader paid use
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
Among the infrastructure automation and core DevOps vendors, Chef is beginning to see larger clients and larger deals thanks largely to conversion from its open source software to its paid offerings.
Growing Ansible bets on Tower for broader view of DevOps
MIS Impact Report - July, 2015
Infrastructure automation and DevOps vendor Ansible continues to grow its offerings and business among enterprise customers as it rides a building wave of broader and more mainstream DevOps adoption.
Red Hat takes aim at IoT, mobile and cloud to grow beyond Linux
MIS Spotlight - July, 2015
At Red Hat's annual summit in Boston, the company highlighted a new product built upon its FeedHenry buy, a new mobile partnership, and updated products and traction for its cloud business. Its enterprise Linux distribution remains the core moneymaker, but it is enjoying growing success with its efforts up the stack in middleware, cloud and storage.
Tapjoy's mobile advertising and monetization platform runs on OpenStack Private Cloud
MIS User Deployment Report - July, 2015
Tapjoy needed to scale its infrastructure for its big-data efforts in a cost-effective, efficient manner. This prompted a reevaluation and reinvestment strategy in partnership with Cisco.
Red Hat puts Docker, Kubernetes at the center of its OpenShift 3 PaaS
MIS Impact Report - June, 2015
The company has released an updated and enhanced OpenShift Enterprise 3 PaaS with a number of improvements, primarily around native support for Docker containers and Kubernetes container orchestration.
Pivotal grows its PaaS and big-data play with hybrid cloud use
MIS Impact Report - June, 2015
The latest Pivotal Cloud Foundry release, featuring new services and functionality such as auto-scaling and simplified Amazon Web Services integration, reflects Pivotal's growth in capability and enterprise use with a focus on hybrid cloud.
Will Docker and containers drive a new wave of M&A?
TDM Sector IQ - June, 2015
Docker and containers continue to draw attention, interest and adoption in the industry, but this emergent ecosystem is also bringing together a number of new startups and established giants, perhaps setting the stage for consolidation.
Docker sails toward container standard with partners, rivals, improvements
MIS Impact Report - June, 2015
Docker continued to grow its application container software and community as it kicked off its annual DockerCon with news of a federated container format and project, setting the stage for the Docker technology as the official container standard in the industry.
Accelerite buys Convirture for polyglot infrastructure, hybrid datacenter management
TDM Deal Analysis - June, 2015
The provider of data-replication, disaster-recovery, cloud migration, mobile application management and other software has acquired Convirture, which supports cross-hypervisor and cross-cloud infrastructure management via a single console with its open source tool, ConVirt.
After Deis deal, Engine Yard revs up its container-based PaaS
MIS Impact Report - June, 2015
Longtime PaaS provider Engine Yard is finding new traction in support for a variety of polyglot application components and infrastructures, with the recently acquired Deis container engine driving its PaaS redux.
Cisco acquires Piston Cloud Computing for its engineering talent and IP
TDM Deal Analysis - June, 2015
After reaching for OpenStack managed hosting provider Metacloud in 2014, Cisco has returned to the OpenStack community for its latest acquisition, picking up Piston Cloud. The deal brings much-needed engineering talent as the networking firm continues to invest in OpenStack.
Jelastic expands alongside IaaS-PaaS convergence, containers
MIS Impact Report - May, 2015
With its software for hosting service providers, systems integrators and enterprises, Jelastic is riding several significant trends in enterprise IT, such as IaaS-PaaS convergence, cloud computing, DevOps and containers.
Microsoft shows cut-down Windows Nano Server as platform for containers
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
Windows Nano Server is a new cut-down version of the OS more suitable for powering pure cloud applications. Microsoft is previewing the platform alongside two variants of container technologies that it hopes will bring it up to speed on some essential technology for building and deploying cloud applications.
Canonical sticks with Ubuntu OpenStack, adds Snappy Core for containers
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
Ubuntu Linux vendor Canonical continues to see growth of its Ubuntu server software as a leading OpenStack distribution. Now the vendor is tapping into the growing ecosystem and market around Docker and containers with Snappy Ubuntu Core.
Engine Yard acquires OpDemand, backer of the Deis container PaaS
TDM Deal Analysis - April, 2015
Longtime PaaS player Engine Yard has continued its expansion beyond Ruby on Rails and polyglot with the pickup of OpDemand, the commercial backer of the open source Deis container PaaS. It is an aggressive move into the rapidly evolving Docker and container market.
New CoreOS containers Rocket to the market
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
Containers have been synonymous with Docker, but Docker is a relatively recent implementer of the technology, and more forms are on the way. CoreOS has launched Rocket, and we're already seeing more ahead. Components and security are the watchwords.
StackIQ puts scale-out, bare-metal automation to work with new Boss 5
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
StackIQ has always been focused on infrastructure automation, but the company says it is seeing most traction and interest around scale-out, bare-metal automation of software such as Hadoop and OpenStack without the hypervisor.
DivvyCloud spreads its bets from cloud management platform to DevOps
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
The cloud management startup is responding to key enterprise cloud-computing needs – normalizing so-called shadow IT efforts that sidestep central IT, supporting self-service internally, and automating infrastructure management with more agile, iterative DevOps methodologies.
Red Hat RHEL 7.1 and Atomic Host: it's more than the container
MIS Impact Report - March, 2015
While thoroughly supporting Docker containers and their enterprise-readiness in its latest RHEL 7.1 update and Atomic Host, Red Hat is focused on the infrastructure around container development and deployment as it plays to its strengths, and somewhat avoids the crowded field around Docker management and orchestration.
Docker does another deal, this time for Mac and UI support with Kitematic
TDM Deal Analysis - March, 2015
Application container specialist Docker has deepened its developer platform and user interface support and capability by acquiring Kitematic and its Docker for Mac technology.
Mesosphere casts itself as datacenter operating system for apps, workloads, containers
MIS Impact Report - March, 2015
Among a new generation of distributed operating systems for running applications, workloads and containers on a variety of infrastructure, Mesosphere is scaling up its technical capabilities and business to go along with strong levels of interest in cloud infrastructure, DevOps and containers.
Docker adds container networking with SocketPlane buy
TDM Deal Analysis - March, 2015
While a relatively small deal, application container vendor Docker's acquisition of networking specialist SocketPlane highlights how enterprise container management continues to gain traction and touch more of enterprise IT.
Docker bolsters container play with orchestration, enterprise support and partners
MIS Impact Report - February, 2015
Following an explosive year of momentum, Docker is now addressing enterprise-grade concerns for Docker containers in areas such as multi-container and distributed application support, orchestration, and security, with some help from big partners.
Is OpenStack the 'Space Pen' to CloudStack's 'pencil?'
MIS Spotlight - February, 2015
NASA's 'Space Pen' was thought to be an over-engineered device in comparison to simpler alternatives. Is OpenStack too complex for basic IaaS requirements?