James Staten

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

James provides insights into and best-practice use of cloud computing and next-generation, collaborative business intelligence: adaptive intelligence. As the content lead for Forrester's cloud computing playbook, he advises IT leaders on public cloud platforms, CIO-level cloud investment strategies, cloud economics, hybrid cloud and cloud outsourcing (strategic rightsourcing), IT cloud readiness, and business and developer engagement on cloud.

James has been named a top cloud computing analyst each of the last five years by leading industry associations including Web Hosting Industry Review (2009), Apollo Research (2010 to 2011) and Wired (2012). He is also the 2011 recipient of the Forrester Bill Bluestein Award, given to the analyst whose body of work continually inspires our clients and guides their decisions to be great.

Previous Work Experience

James has more than 25 years' experience in the industry, having served as a chief marketing officer, vendor strategist, product marketing manager, reseller, journalist, and analyst for companies including Autodesk, Azul Systems, Gartner, Rockwell International, and Sun Microsystems.

He is a frequent speaker at industry, corporate, educational, and Wall Street events and has guest lectured at leading business schools.

Education

Working out of Silicon Valley, James holds a master's from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas.

Refine your results

Date Range

Methodology

Topics

Industry

Region

Vendor

62 results in Reports

  • James Staten
  • Infrastructure & Operations
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Understand The Cloud Service Provider Market Landscape

    Landscape: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    With cloud computing services now formal members of the technology management portfolio, the challenge shifts from understanding cloud to selecting the right partners. Most hosting companies, managed...

    • Downloads: 506
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:What The Evolution Of Cloud Storage Means For I&O

    Over the last few years, the capabilities and reach of cloud storage services have evolved rapidly, with many organizations expressing interest in storage-as-a-service. With or without the support of...

    • Downloads: 381
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Five Data Center And IT Infrastructure Lessons From The Cloud Giants

    Processes: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    Amazon. Salesforce.com. Microsoft. Rackspace. The economics and efficiencies of the world's largest cloud and hosting service providers are an aspiration for some in enterprise IT — but a...

    • Downloads: 905
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Public IaaS Clouds, Q4 2011, Part 3

    Cloud Platforms: Foundational Systems Could Strengthen Your Preferred Service Providers

    A growing number of public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clouds are coming to market that share the same underlying capabilities, technologies, and interfaces. Rather than build their clouds...

    • Downloads: 1014
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State Of Infrastructure-As-A-Service Cloud Standards

    Cloud adoption, particularly of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), is still in the early-adopter phase, and as a result there are no set industry standards. For IT infrastructure and operations...

    • Downloads: 1130
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals: Cloud Computing, Q4 2011

    Maturity, Acquisitions, And Enterprise Experience Drive Cloud Use Forward

    With interest in and priority for investment in cloud rising, concern and challenges remain regarding what is (and isn't) a cloud computing service and which options are safe, mature choices. To help...

    • Downloads: 1774
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Public IaaS Clouds, Q4 2011, Part 2

    AWS Leads A Rapidly Growing Field

    For many I&O professionals, developing a cloud strategy is a top priority for 2011 and 2012. After strategically selecting certain workloads fit for public IaaS, it's now time for selecting your...

    • Downloads: 1324
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Public IaaS Clouds, Q4 2011, Part 1

    How To Sift Through The Cloud Washing And Uncover True Value

    While cloud computing is still in the early adopter phase, you're under executive pressure to develop a cloud strategy. And it's up to you to sort through the cloud washing and not only understand...

    • Downloads: 1339
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Q&A: How To Get Private Cloud Right

    From Scoping To Sizing To Incenting Use: Unconventional Thinking Is Required

    Recent Forrester inquiries from enterprise infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals show that there's still significant confusion between infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) private clouds...

    • Downloads: 1000
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011

    Five Solution Types To Choose From For Advancing Virtualization Maturity

    Over the past year, client inquiry questions have evolved from "What is cloud?" to "What vendors should I consider?" This market overview examines the landscape of vendors providing solutions...

    • Downloads: 2942
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:2011 Top 10 IaaS Cloud Predictions For I&O Leaders

    Empowered Users, HPC, And Business Intelligence Will Drive Adoption

    IaaS is undoubtedly one of your top priorities, but will you craft a plan for success? Many enterprises are headed toward a number of cloud pitfalls, such as misunderstanding the makeup, benefits,...

    • Downloads: 2131
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Justifying Your Cloud Investment: High-Performance Computing (HPC)

    Cloud Economics Makes HPC Projects More Attainable For The Masses

    It's one thing to say infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to invest in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing for their high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. It's...

    • Downloads: 1062
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Companies Building Private Clouds Focus On Infrastructure But Not Operations

    Examining Peers' Investments In Private Cloud Reveals Uneven Spend

    Almost one-quarter of the infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals polled in our Forrsights Hardware Survey, Q3 2010 said that building a private cloud is a high or critical priority for...

    • Downloads: 1362
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites

    Web Sites Are Great First Candidates For Cloud Deployment

    It's one thing to say infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to invest in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing; it's quite another to justify the financial and resource...

    • Downloads: 893
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: IT Consolidation Consultancies, Q4 2010

    Accenture And HP Lead A Strong Field Of Worldwide Providers

    In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of IT consolidation consultancies, we found that Accenture and HP led the pack due to their breadth of capabilities and superior ability in business...

    • Downloads: 1174
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Test And Development

    Improve Time-To-Market And Lighten Lab Management Burdens

    It's one thing to say infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to invest in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing; it's quite another to justify the financial and resource...

    • Downloads: 1291
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:You're Not Ready For Internal Cloud

    But You Can Be: Here's How

    Cloud computing — a standardized, self-service, pay-per-use deployment model — provides companies with rapid access to powerful and more flexible IT capabilities and at price points...

    • Downloads: 1730
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Amylin's Strategic Rightsourcing Strategy

    Amylin Shaves 15% Off Its IT Budget By Incorporating Cloud Services

    To keep pace with a changing business model and rapidly changing technology demands, Amylin Pharmaceuticals had to dramatically change the way it delivered IT infrastructure services. This required...

    • Downloads: 434
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Using Cloud Computing To Quickly Diagnose Cancer: A Pathwork Diagnostics Case Study

    High-Performance Computing Enables Pathwork To Analyze Cells Quickly

    Pathwork Diagnostics is in the business of diagnosing tumors — bringing a whole new meaning to "business critical". The right treatment is dependent upon the origin of the tumor, which cannot...

    • Downloads: 394
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Are Converged Infrastructures Good For IT?

    New Unified Solutions Strive To Accelerate Virtualization Maturity

    IT pros have most of the basic ingredients to cook up their own cloud-like infrastructure — but there's no recipe, and many ingredients just don't combine well. Complicating the story are the...

    • Downloads: 1279
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) Clouds Are Local And So Are Their Implications

    Know Where Your Cloud Is Before Deploying

    Many leading infrastructure and operations professionals looking for more innovative ways to reduce costs and increase operational flexibility are choosing public IaaS cloud computing solutions....

    • Downloads: 1845
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Amazon Brings Pork Belly Economics To Its Cloud

    How To Leverage EC2's Spot Instances, And Why You Should

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced an intriguing new innovation to the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing market this month — Spot Instances — virtual machines available...

    • Downloads: 772
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Charging Back For Your Virtual Infrastructure

    How To Allocate Costs For Virtual Machines And Drive Greater Adoption

    As you continue to consolidate your server infrastructure and make it more cloudlike, a key hurdle that you must overcome is cost allocation for the virtual infrastructure. While most enterprises are...

    • Downloads: 1128
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Driving Multitenancy In Your Virtual Environments

    How To Get Business Units To Share Your Consolidated Infrastructure

    As you continue to consolidate your server infrastructure and make it more cloudlike, a key hurdle you and most enterprises must overcome is the sharing of physical infrastructure between business...

    • Downloads: 524
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals: Cloud Computing, Q3 2009

    As Much Diversity Of Maturity Across Categories As Confusion Among Them

    The No. 1 challenge in cloud computing today is determining what it really is. What categories of services exist within the definition and business model, and how ready are these options for...

    • Downloads: 3137