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

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.
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.